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Heller 1/72 707-338c & 707-138c
QANTAS Hand-me-downs

by Jason Moores


Boeing 707

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Here is my representation of two aircraft once owned by Qantas.


RAAF Boeing 707-338c A20-629

First is a Boeing 707-338c A20-629 of the RAAF. This aircraft was flown by Qantas as VH-EAI "City of Darwin" .

In 1983 the RAAF turned it into a tanker and named it "City of Sydney". It has since been painted overall grey (boring).



This is the Heller 1/72 707-300 kit OOB with Hawkeye Decals of RAAF HighViz markings 1999-2000.


John Travolta's Boeing 707-138

Second is a Boeing 707-138. Originally VH-EBM "City of Launceston" in 1964. John Travolta purchased the airframe in1998 and subsequently has had it painted to represent the original Qantas V-jet colors for the 'Spirit of Friendship' tour 2002. The aircraft now N707NT has been named JETT CLIPPER ELLA. Quite clever I thought!


This is the same Heller 707-300 but it has been shortened both in front and behind the wings to the correct scale length. The wing root and tips have been modified to represent the 138C.


The decals are once again Hawkeye, Qantas Boeing 707-338c 1965 scheme, but modified to represent Travolta's jet as the paint job is not identical to 1965 V-jets. Custom made decals have also been added.



This is not an illusion!



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Jason Moores
Page Created 04 March, 2005
Last Updated 05 March, 2005

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