Northwest Airlines (Bowling Shoe Livery) B757-200
Seen here at Minneapolis Saint Paul Intl.!
About Northwest Airlines:
Northwest Airlines was a major US airline founded in 1926 (Absorbed Into Delta Airlines in 2008) Headquartered in Eagan Minnesota with a hub at Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport (KMSP) Later expanding to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (KDTW) and Memphis International (KMEM) as well as Tokyo Haneda (Later Narita) after the Second World War and Amsterdam Schiphol after allying with KLM in 1993.
About The B757-200:
The Boeing 757 is an American narrow-body airliner that was designed and built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The then-named 7N7, a twinjet successor for the 727 (a trijet), received its first orders in August 1978. The prototype completed its maiden flight on February 19, 1982 and it was FAA certified on December 21, 1982. Eastern Air Lines placed the original 757-200 in commercial service on January 1, 1983. A package freighter (PF) variant entered service in September 1987 and a combi model in September 1988. The stretched 757-300 was launched in September 1996 and began service in March 1999. After 1,050 had been built for 54 customers, production ended in October 2004, while Boeing offered the largest 737 NG variants as a successor.
Cruise Speed: Mach .80
MTOW: 255,000 lb / 115,660 kg
Service Ceiling: 42,000 ft (13,000 m)