Boeing 747 Decal Stickers
$2.99 – $7.99
These decal stickers are made of premium durable outdoor sticker vinyl. The decals are laminated for added protection and are water and fade resistant and will maintain that awesome new look for years to come! MLA™ decals are of the highest quality and offer long lasting application.
Can be purchased as set: 1 – 5 x 3 / 1 – 3 x 1.8
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In December of 1964, the United States Air Force initiated a design competition among Lockheed, Douglas, and Boeing for an airplane that could lift at least 250,000 pounds across 8,000 miles. Boeing did not win that competition, instead Lockheed with their C-5A won. Pan American Airways went to the loser looking for an airliner with similar capabilities. Enter the 747, later given the nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies; it introduced the “wide body” airplane to the world. The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transport aircraft. The four-engine 747 uses a double deck configuration for part of its length. It is available in passenger, freighter and other versions. Boeing designed the 747’s hump-like upper deck to serve as a first class lounge or (as is the general rule today) extra seating, and to allow the aircraft to be easily converted to a cargo carrier by removing seats and installing a front cargo door. Boeing did so because the company expected supersonic airliners (development of which was announced in the early 1960s) to render the 747 and other subsonic airliners obsolete while the demand for subsonic cargo aircraft would be robust well into the future. The 747 was expected to become obsolete after 400 were sold, but it exceeded critics’ expectations with production passing the 1,000 and as of December 2013, 1,482 aircraft has been built, with 55 of the 747-8 variants remaining on order. The 747-400, the most common passenger version in service, is among the fastest airliners in service with a high-subsonic cruise speed of Mach 0.85–0.855. It has an intercontinental range of 7,260 nautical miles. Since introduced to airline service almost 50 years ago, gone from the original 747-100 model of 710,000 pounds with seats for 350 to then the 747-400 of nearly 900,000 pounds with seats for over 400 passengers and now the fourth-generation 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 Freighter, with lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings, and improved efficiency. The essentials of the Boeing 747 design may still be in production for half a century after its first flight.