Flight Miniatures TWA 747SP 1:200 Plastic Snap-Fit Desktop Model
Flight Miniatures 1:200 Scale Plastic Snap-Fit – Boeing 747SP – Length:11.125" Wingspan: 11.75" Trans World Airlines (TWA) operated three Boeing 747SP (Special Performance) aircraft in their fleet. All three were delivered new from Boeing in 1980, in 1985 one of the 747SPs was sold to United Arab Emirates, and in 1986 the other two were sold to American Airlines. This model represents N58201 in it's original delivery colors, this livery was introduced by TWA in 1974 and was current until 1995 when their newest and last livery was introduced. Ship N58201 was delivered to TWA on March 21, 1980, and was their first 747SP. On February 21, 1985, TWA sold this aircraft to United Arab Emirates. The Boeing 747SP shares 90 percent commonality with the 747-100/-200, the most noticeable difference being that the fuselage is 48ft 5in (14.7m) shorter. Other differences include structural changes in the wings, notably a simplified single-slotted flap system, and extended horizontal and vertical stabilizers. The reduced size and weight of the 747SP provided for increased range, greater cruising speeds, and reduced fuel consumption.