11-11-2019, 05:58 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: 49°18'55" N 000°00'19" W
Inflight Air France "B 707-300".
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.