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Old 06-11-2021, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Pan Am B747-100 "Clipper Flying Cloud" (N734PA)

Specifications


Serial number: 19641
Line Number : 7
Type : B747-121
First flight date (air frame) : October 31, 1969
Delivery date : December 19, 1969
Engines : 4 x PW



Airframe History

BBCode tables appearantly do not work on this forum, sorry guys no airframe history here...


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Sunday, December 21, 1969 : N734PA was the first jumbo Jet to land at San Fransisco (SFO). In advance of the regularly scheduled wide-body service that would begin in 1970, Pan American World Airways brought its new Boeing 747 “jumbo jet” to SFO to display the new class of airliner for the people of the Bay Area. SFO had reconfigured and equipped its gating areas to handle the new airliner with its top-mounted cockpit and partial upper level passenger deck.






On October 4, 1970, N734PA landed as first 747 jumbo jet at Sydney Airport before a crowd of 10 000 people. It was the first 747 jet to land in Australia. The PAN-AM flight from Los Angeles, via Honolulu and Nadi arrived approximately 6:30pm, more than nine and a half hours late due to mechanical problems with the jet. Its arrival would inaugurate PAN-AM's twice-weekly 747 services between Sydney and Los Angeles. Note : The picture above is just used as impression since it actually shows the N741PA, which peformed the 2d 747 arrival, which was also the first daylight arrival.



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Brand : Gemini Jets
Year : 2019
Scale : 1/200
Serial nr : G2PAA790
Material : Metal diecast, assembled
Dimensions : 13.9 x 11.7 inches
Comes with : Removable rolling gears, stand






















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Old 06-12-2021, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As always amazing pics. To think that aircraft are from the same year lol.

Would be nice to add to this thread the different PAN AM 747s and liveries since you take so much detail with no just your photos but the info provided as well.
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As always amazing pics.
Thanks a lot Freakie.

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Would be nice to add to this thread the different PAN AM 747s and liveries since you take so much detail with no just your photos but the info provided as well.
Interesting idea. I currently have only one Pan Am 747, so this is my first one. Buying this "delivery livery" was not planned for now. I already stated that not so long ago in Randy's thread. But I just saw one last copy at Wingsmo in Germany, and I immediately felt a strange force pushing my finger towards the "buy now" button... I couldn't do anything anymore, it had happened. (That's what I told my wife )

I definitely will buy the 80s billboard livery if it comes out one day, and maybe also the livery as it came out in 1976, with the thicker Pan Am titles. The Pan Am 747 is, together with Pan Am's 707, for me personally in the top 10 of most iconic liveries of the modern era of air transport, so they are all absolute must haves.

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It is a really nice model and hope Gemini will release more classics. I like there moulds better then the inflight ones. I do not like the inflight wing box design.

Thanks for sharing so many photo's of this beautiful model. We can not thank JT and PanAm enough for our 747 models.....
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Hmm Interesting, did you remove the VF Antenna's from the wing tips for any kind of reason, or was it like this?

Since my N734PA does come with them:

Added my PAA B747SP-21 N538PA for scale reference.


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Hmm Interesting, did you remove the VF Antenna's from the wing tips for any kind of reason, or was it like this?
Ooops, were they antennas?
I was thinking, "how nice of Gemini to include a set of toothpicks as a small token....".

Only joking...

I had not even noticed. Thank you for that Goldie. I had a look in the box.
They are not included separately. For the rest, it's a fantastic model, as I'm
used from them. So it must have been an oversight.

I will send Gemini a message. It will be alright. And otherwise I will cut of
the end of a straight dental pick tool at the correct length. Will be even more
precise I think.

Thanks again.

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Ooops, were they antennas?
I was thinking, "how nice of Gemini to include a set of toothpicks as a small token....".

Only joking...

I had not even noticed. Thank you for that Goldie. I had a look in the box.
They are not included separately. For the rest, it's a fantastic model, as I'm
used from them. So it must have been an oversight.

I will send Gemini a message. It will be alright. And otherwise I will cut of
the end of a straight dental pick tool at the correct length. Will be even more
precise I think.

Thanks again.

Cheers, Deephalo.
Hey no worries man, I noticed it right away and was like WTF, why are them VF's miss'n out the fun!

Still a neat review tho, I am sure Gemini Jets will send you the missing parts
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Thank you for the historical background of this particular jet. When I compared this Gemini200 model with my most recent InFlight200 purchase I noticed the the "Pan Am Blue" (Lapis Lazuli) used on the Gemini model was a lot lighter then an InFlight200 model of a jet of the same time period (1970).

Can any Pan Am expert please elaborate on which is closer to the actual real jets?

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Ooops, were they antennas?
I was thinking, "how nice of Gemini to include a set of toothpicks as a small token....".

Only joking...

I had not even noticed. Thank you for that Goldie. I had a look in the box.
They are not included separately. For the rest, it's a fantastic model, as I'm
used from them. So it must have been an oversight.

I will send Gemini a message. It will be alright. And otherwise I will cut of
the end of a straight dental pick tool at the correct length. Will be even more
precise I think.

Thanks again.

Cheers, Deephalo.
Years ago I bought a BCAL B741 in 1:400 on eBay. It arrived with one of the wing antennas floating around in the box. I was able to attach it with white glue and it's stayed on ever since. So you'll have no trouble with the bigger ones.

Very iconic model you have there. A keeper for sure.
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