This Die-cast metal airplane model comes in 1:300 scale with plastic stand and is approximately 5 1/2 inches long with 4 1/2 inch wingspan. The 737-800 is a stretch version of the 737 Next Generation of short to medium range, narrow-body jet airliners. It replaced the older 727-200 and the discontinued McDonnell Douglas MD-80 on most North American fleet. The ?800 entered service in 1998.
Founded in 1920, Qantas Airways is the flag carrier of Australia and is the third oldest airline in the world. “QANTAS” is the acronym for its original name, “Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services”. It’s distinctive red tail logo earned it the nickname “The Flying Kangaroo”. The 737-800 is the workhorse of the mainline Qantas fleet, with 75 flying the domestic and trans-Tasman routes. Qantas unveiled it’s new livery featured here in 2017.