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Michael Morris

Boeing 747SP model?

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I'm thinking about trying to build a model of NASA's Sofia airborne infrared telescope.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratospheric_Observatory_for_Infrared_Astronomy

This amazing instrument is mounted in s modified Boeing 747SP aircraft. These differ from a 'standard' 747-100 in having a shortened body, larger tail fin and a few other minor changes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747SP

Does anyone know if there are any kits of the 747SP available?

 

Thanks

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Thanks for the link.

It looks like exactly what I'm after. However at £50 I will unfortunately have to give it a miss. 😞

 

 

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I started a model of SOFIA some time ago: 

 

The Fine Scale Modeller article is a good help on the conversion.

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Eastern Express have announced an Injection moulded SP kit just recently, scheduled for release next year.

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I bet it will be around the £50 mark in the UK - although I'll still be tempted.

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Authentic Airliners also has one in its catalog, but it is temporarily unavailable. Expensive but worth it.

 

https://www.authentic-airliners.de/epages/64205758.sf/sec62670fd6d2/?ObjectPath=/Shops/64205758/Products/K144-47

 

Note: I have no connection to Authentic Airliners other than as a very satisfied customer.

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22 hours ago, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

Eastern Express have announced an Injection moulded SP kit just recently, scheduled for release next year.

I'm glad you put this up Ray, I thought I'd heard something along those lines but wasn't sure. Now I'm sure. :D

Steve.

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12 hours ago, stevehnz said:

I'm glad you put this up Ray, I thought I'd heard something along those lines but wasn't sure. Now I'm sure. :D

Steve.

No worries Steve, there is a Rumour Monger thread on it. A QANTAS boxing (with Rolls Royce engines) and TWA boxing with (Pratt and Whitney engines) will be first cabs off the rank.

 

 

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Thanks Ray, just as I remembered. I'd still be keen to have a crack at one of these.

Steve.

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