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Old 11-11-2019, 06:58 AM   #1
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Inflight is preparing an AF "B707-300" with the blue cheat line for a release in the coming weeks.
Things must be clear, the designation B707-300 is misleading, as I already said on this forum, either it is a -320 or a -320 B/C.
The fuselages are the same but the wings are quite different, even if it is not immediately noticeable.

I attach two pictures showing clearly the differences between the two wings.
Picture 1 is a -320, picture 2 is a -320 C.
Something wrong with the AF titles on the-320 ? No, just like the real aircraft.

The model referred to as a "B 707-300" is supposed to be the F-BHSC, a B 707-320.
Unfortunately, the use of a slightly modified wing of a B 707-320 B/C for the -320 makes the model fundamentally inaccurate.
I regret to say that this wing is preventing me from buying this model.

Instead of this, the accurate mould of a true B 707-320 C with a livery that was so far ignored, would have been widely accepted by the discerning collectors.

Don't forget the "hat rack doors" or emergency exit doors behind the wings, LE PELICAN name and logo on the nose below the cockpit windows.

Note that C stands for Convertible, not Cargo, but the last three B 707-320 Cs, F-BYCN, F-BYCO andF-BYCP, former Pan AM aircraft, were true freighters, they had no passenger windows and no hat rack doors.
Also, they had only two turbo compressors on engines 2 and 3.
Please ignore these last three aircraft.

I attach two pictures of what could be done using the existing B 707-320 B or C mould, not a re run, this version was never produced.
I am sure that such a model, if produced, would receive a warm welcome ...
The third picture shows the F-BJCM taking off from London Heathrow.

Jean Pierre.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Inflight Air France "B 707-300".

Interesting read and info. Thanks for posting. I always liked this livery. Too bad the model will be inaccurate due to wrong wing configuration!
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Beautiful livery indeed, one of the best for the 707 imo. Always interesting to learn from Jean Pierre about the 707. This airframe had many types and subtypes.
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Too bad it is not polished either for some reason 😁
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Yes, too bad. But given Jean Pierre's impeccable knowledge on the 707, I too will leave this for a less discerning collector.

Thanks for your wonderful insight, Jean Pierre.
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Interesting read and info. Thanks for posting. I always liked this livery. Too bad the model will be inaccurate due to wrong wing configuration!

Yes Vector1 please read and do the right thing
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Nice and detailed analysis Jean Pierre.
I can appreciate this from a collector who dug into the history of the AF fleet.
I hope a manufacturer will go to the length in following your concerns.
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