Model 747-100 Jumbo Jet is built near to scale and is fully textured. This model includes many animateable features including flaps, ailerons, elevators, rudder, landing gear, landing gear doors and turbines. It is provided in many different formats.
The Boeing 747-100 was the first jumbo jet capable of carrying almost 500 passengers. It first flew in 1969 and saw service in 1970.
For 37 years the 747 Jumbo Jet held the record for passenger seating and until the start of service of the A380 it was the largest passenger jet in the world. The Boeing 747 was introduced about the same time as two other heavy airliners, the Douglas DC-10 and the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar. However the 747 was much larger and was for 37 years in its own class of airliner. The 747 development continued with the -200, -300, -400 and latest the -800 or -8I version.