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When Boeing introduced the 747 series, they set new standards in aircraft construction ad revolutionides modern air transport. The 747, which was the first of the wide-bodied or "jumbo" jets as they were commonly called, is still the heaviest, most powerful civil airliner ever built. Innovations such as the doubling of the passenger or freight carrying capacity and quadrupling of the useful load, were made possible with the new generation, of jet engines with their much reduced fuel consumption. Following develpment work sinse 1960, the maiden flight took place in February 1969. The latest and most eceonomical version is the 747-400 which carries 400 passengers and features an extended upper deck and longer wings. Its range is 10,450 km. The CF6-80C2 engines deliver a thrust of 26.267 kgf. Cruising speed 920 km/h, fuel capacity 216.000 l. Lufthansa has been using the 747-400 on its transatlantic and Far Eastern routes since 1989.
- Structurally detailed surfaces
- Four CF-6 engines
- Detailed undercarriage
- Landing gear option (retracted or let down)
- Structurally detailed wings
- Superb transfers with service markings
No. of parts 155
Length 490 mm
Wingspan 462 mm
Skill Level 4
Revell Colours Needed: 4 8 9 90 91 99 350 374
Manufacturers Ref No: 4219
The corporate history of Revell is also the story of a great passion that took hold of America in the mid 1940s. Founded in 1943 in the US state of California, Revell Inc. started up production in Venice, not far from Los Angeles. Plastic toys, accessories for dolls' houses and toy washing machines were the top sellers at that time. It was not until 1947 that the company's founder, Lewis H. Glaser, hit on the idea of assembling a scale model car from several plastic parts. This marks the birth of plastic model building. As early as 1956 the enthusiasm for the new hobby crossed the Atlantic and revolutionized the leisure time activities of countless hobbyists and collectors.