This is an authentic replica of the Boeing 747-400 with historically correct details. This model is hand carved from solid mahogany by skilled craftsmen, after passing through several stages of sanding and priming, multiple coats of clear lacquer are then applied to the model to bring out the true lustre of the natural wood. This model will be a special gift for your loved ones or a timeless display on your office desk.
- 40cm Length
- 43cm Width
- 12cm Height (With stand)
The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transport aircraft often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. It is among the world's most recognizable aircraft and was the first wide-body ever produced. Manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Airplane unit in the United States, the original version of the 747 was two and a half times the size of the Boeing 707, one of the common large commercial aircraft of the 1960s. First flown commercially in 1970, the 747 held the passenger capacity record for 37 years.
The four-engine 747 uses a double deck configuration for part of its length. It is available in passenger, freighter and other versions. Boeing designed the 747's hump-like upper deck to serve as a first class lounge or (as is the general rule today) extra seating and to allow the aircraft to be easily converted to a cargo carrier by removing seats and installing a front cargo door. Boeing did so because the company expected supersonic airliners (whose development was announced in the early 1960s) to render the 747 and other subsonic airliners obsolete while believing that the demand for subsonic cargo aircraft would be robust into the future. The 747, in particular, was expected to become obsolete after 400 were sold, but it exceeded its critics' expectations with production passing the 1,000 mark in 1993. By September 2012, 1,448 aircraft had been built, with 81 of the 747-8 variants remaining on order.
The 747-400, the most common passenger version in service, is among the fastest airliners in service with a high-subsonic cruise speed of Mach 0.85–0.855 (up to 570 mph, 920 km/h). It has an intercontinental range of 7,260 nautical miles (8,350 mi or 13,450 km). The 747-400 passenger version can accommodate 416 passengers in a typical three-class layout, 524 passengers in a typical two-class layout, or 660 passengers in a high-density one-class configuration. The newest version of the aircraft, the 747-8, is in production and received certification in 2011.