Total of the type with Lufthansa: 155, consisting of all series beginning with the -100 and ending with the -500. They even considered the MAX for a bit before continuing with the A320 family. First revenue flight was the B 737-100 on 10 Feb. 1968, last revenue flight B 737-300 on 31 Oct. 2016. Pictured are:
JC4DLH803/XX4802 Lufthansa B 737-230A D-ABMC “Norderstedt’
GJDLH1326 Lufthansa B737-300 D-ABEE ‘Ulm’
GJDLH1327 Lufthansa B 737-500 D-ABIR 'Anklam'
I had all series and liveries including a Herpa B 737-400, but it was one of the least accurate models in my collection, and it got ‘broken up’, and tossed in the trash. Keep ‘em flying, Doug
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Re: B 737 History with Lufthansa
My favorite is D-ABEA in the 1960s color scheme, before the all blue tail was added.
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The 737 (100 and 200) was unkindly referred to as "the pig" by Manchester enthusiasts back in the 70s and 80s.
i.e "There's a Lufty pig on approach".
I don't know why but they weren't widely liked back then.
I guess some of the later, longer models were more slender and sleek.
Either way, the 737 is surely the best-selling jet airliner in history.
So it matters not if it's not a particularly good looker, does it.
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Welcome back Andrew - we missed ya, and glad you made it through. Doug Seeley
I believe this is the model of the airplane you mentioned (one of my first acquisitions after I joined the hobby and DA.C), and in the following post Jan details the brief life of the the livery pictured, and note the 'experimental' notation just behind the rear pax door.
Thank You Doug, for another Lufthansa related article.
The LH 737-200 D-ABFA from Aeroclassics is really phantastic! It has well proportions and a polished belly.
As far as I know the 737-100 in the 1960s color scheme never flew in LH service, only the time before during flight tests at Boeing.
In this livery the D-ABEA had also the short engines that brought up problems with the reverse thrust.
I agree with You about Herpas 737-400, but to me they are ok.
Herpa released two versions of this model. On the later version, the walkway markings on the wings are thinner and the cockpit windows are a little bit better.
What I know about the 400-version at LH is, that
Lufthansa had seven planes of this type in total and they also had them only for a short time, as far as I know this was also because of the alternative to buy airbus A320s.