The Boeing 747 is a large and iconic airliner which was first produced in 1969 by Boeing, with several variants having been produced to the present day.
These airliners appear in many different forms of media, mostly due to their popularity among many airlines over the latter half of the last century. Numerous variants of the airliner have appeared over the course of its filmography; no one variant appears in all of the films it is featured in.
In the very first episode of this 1973 Tokusatsu series, Destroy the Terror-Beast Missile!, Jikiro uses his magnetic powers to pull a Boeing 747-100 owned by American Airlines out of the sky in an attempt to kill all the people aboard, only for Zone Fighter to successfully catch the aircraft and rescue it.
When Godzilla appears in Hong Kong suffering from a severe meltdown, he attacks Kai Tak Airport, where numerous Boeing 747s are present. A Cathay Pacific 747-400 in the process of taking off has to take evasive manoeuvres to avoid hitting Godzilla. Multiple 747s appear in the climactic battle at Haneda Airport, owned by either Inter Air Lines, Japan Airlines, ANA or numerous other airlines.
- During the battle at Haneda Airport, there is an infamous scene in which, due to Toho's camera techniques of blending in footage from the set with footage of the actual location being featured, a 747 belonging to ANA can be seen taxiing towards the runway whilst Destoroyah flies past, pulling dirt and bits of the runway as a result of Godzilla being dragged along the ground by Destoroyah's tail.
- As a minor detail, the Cathay Pacific 747 that nearly crashes into Godzilla during Godzilla vs Destoroyah is wearing the airline's old livery, bearing the British flag on its tail, as Hong Kong had yet to secede from the British Empire at the time of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah's production.
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