The Boeing 747-400 has been the dominant long range airliner for over a decade and possibly the ultimate version of the 747 series that began flying in the 1970s. It has reshaped international civil aviation and global tourism.

The Boeing 747-400 entered airline service in early 1990. Its improvements over earlier 747s included a new wing, more efficient engines and improved cabin.

Its very long range made globe spanning flights a routine part of daily life and its efficiency made international tourism cheaper than ever before.

This model represents VH-OEE flying with Qantas Airways in the 1990s.

Revell 1/144 kit with Hawkeye, Avigraphics, and Liveries Unlimited decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in May 2005.


MODEL: Boeing 747-400 (Qantas Airways, VH-OEE, 2000)

ROLE: Airliner


ENGINES: four high performance turbofan engines; either Pratt & Whitney PW4056 (276kN), General Electric CF6-80C2B1F (275kN) or Rolls Royce RB211-524H (253kN)

WING SPAN: 64.44m

LENGTH: 70.67m

MAXIMUM TAKE OFF WEIGHT: around 181,500kg


RANGE: 14,205km

PAYLOAD: 416 passengers in three class layout and cargo hold of 107.5 cubic metres (6025 cubic feet) capacity

SCALE: 1/144


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