The 727 was one of Boeing's most popular jetliners having been built from 1963 to 1984 and serving in the fleets of many domestic and international airlines as both a passenger and cargo jet. Astro Jet was the moniker American Airlines used for its fleet of 727s. Marx offered quite a few American Airlines licensed airplane/airport related toys and this is one of the most impressive. It's a grand Hunk O' Tin measuring 16 1/4" (41.3cm) L x 5" (12.7cm) H x 13 1/2" (34.3cm) wingspan and sports a beautiful American Airlines livery. Mine has a couple of dings on it but it's still a wonderful display piece. Enjoy!