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. The airliners have appeared in countless 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, including in Toho's tokusatsu productions.
History[edit | edit source]
After Jikiro used his magnetic powers to pull a Boeing 747-100 owned by American Airlines out of the sky in an attempt to kill the passengers aboard, Zone Fighter successfully caught the aircraft and sent it flying back through the air.
When Godzilla appeared in Hong Kong suffering from a severe meltdown, he attacked Kai Tak Airport, where numerous Boeing 747s were present. A Cathay Pacific 747-400 in the process of taking off was forced to take evasive maneuvers to avoid hitting Godzilla. Multiple 747s also later appeared in the climactic battle at Haneda Airport, owned by several airlines including Inter Air Lines.
Following the destruction of Sendai and the prediction that the Legion would attack Tokyo next, Japan Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 747s at Haneda Airport were among the vehicles chartered by the JSDF for use in the evacuation of the city.
Following the revelation that Japan was to be pulled beneath the surface of the ocean by tectonic activity after a period of great destruction, Yamamoto, the prime minister of Japan, chartered a Boeing 747-400 to fly to China to discuss resettlement plans with the Chinese government. However, while en-route, Mount Aso erupted, and the 747 was caught in the eruption's massive explosion, destroying it and killing everyone on board.
Several other Boeing 747s were among the many airliners involved in carrying out evacuation flights for those fortunate enough to reach them.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
- Zone Fighter (TV 1973) [episode 1]
- Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
- Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996)
- Sinking of Japan (2006)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- During the battle at Haneda Airport in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, a 747 belonging to ANA can be seen taxiing towards the runway despite Destoroyah having just flown past, dragging Godzilla along the runway.
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