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Boeing 727-222 - PLANETAGS TAIL # N7262U



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MotoArt’s newest aircraft is a Boeing 727, dressed in the rich blue and grey of one of United Airlines' most recognizable liveries. N7262U flew the friendly skies exclusively for United from 1978 until retirement in 2001. Rescued from scrapping in 2021 it has been given a new purpose as part of the PlaneTags collection. 

As Boeing’s only trijet, the 727 is a three engine, narrow-body airliner designed to fly short to medium routes into smaller, regional airports. Designed to minimize dependence on airport infrastructure, the 727 could:

  • Land on short runways
  • Descend quickly
  • Start engines with an APU, cutting the hose from a start cart. 
  • Load passengers via its rear staircase, eliminating the need for a boarding ramp or stair truck


N7262U spent the latter half of her life wearing United’s “Battleship Grey” livery. The upper fuselage was painted a silvery grey, and the belly a deep midnight blue, both separated by orange, red, and blue stripes. The tail had alternating bands of medium and dark blue and featured the “Double U Tulip”. The Tulip was designed in 1974 by graphic designer Saul Bass and was used until 2010 when it was replaced by the Globe tail logo as a result of the United/Continental merger. Read more about it on our blog.

With a small run of just 3,500 PlaneTags, you will not want to miss out on this one. Capture a moment in aviation history - add a Battleship Grey 727 PlaneTag to your collection today. Engrave one for a loved one or aviation enthusiast - PlaneTags make the best gifts. 

Boeing 727-222 # N7262U


  • Manufacturer: BOEING
  • Tail #: N7262U
  • Crew: 7
  • Passengers: 189
  • Wing Span: 108 ft
  • Length: 153 ft 2 in
  • Height: 34 ft 6 in


  • Max Takeoff: 209,500 lbs
  • Range: 1,900 nm
  • Max Cruise Speed: 595 knots
  • Ceiling: 42,000 ft
  • Rate of Climb: 2,940 ft/min
  • Engine: 3 x JT8D-15

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    Handcrafted Aviation Collectibles

    PlaneTags are: 

    • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
    • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
    • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
    • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

    - Please Note: Due to limited quantities, combination colors you may receive will vary.

    *Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

    PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

    Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    Filter Reviews:
      Justin L.
      United States United States

      Battleship Grey - My favorite United scheme

      I wasn't quite in time to get a combination one, so I ordered one of each color. And now am content.

      Jamie S.
      United States United States

      United 727

      The 727, a long time workhorse of United Airlines. It holds a big place in my heart. The first plane I ever flew on was a United 727. Hey Planetags, more United releases please!

      Yuri G.
      United States United States

      Boeing 727-222 - PLANETAGS TAIL # N7262U

      United Boeing 727-222 #1128 of 3,500 TAIL # N7262U A big fan of the 727 and United Airlines, this acquisition was a no brainer. I got a somewhat thick, clean/smooth Battleship Grey tag of an aircraft that got retired from service in 2001 the same year we lost contact with the Discovery One.

      Isaac H.
      United States United States

      First 727 tag!

      Second of my first 2 tags. The 727 is my favorite commercial plane and not only owning a piece of it was cool, but the Battleship livery at that with this one is beautiful.

      Josh S.
      United States United States

      Three-Engined Beauty (727 Gray)

      This was the first 727 which was in my price range early in my collecting and, having loved the 727 as a kid, was a must-have. It proudly soldiers on on my laptop bag!

      Susan L.
      United States United States

      Tag as a Special Gift

      The tag makes a wonderful gift for someone who is or was in aviation or just likes certain airplanes or aviation companies.. Easy to order the tag and came on time. There was a very small piece of paint missing on the tag which to me made it more authentic. Also, there was a note about imperfections which is to expected. Thanks for the tags and saving pieces of these great airplanes!

      Trevor B.
      United States United States

      United 727

      It is really cool! Former United FO, but flew 737-300/500. Very proud to have it on my travel bag!

      Jake R.
      Australia Australia

      Boeing 727-222 - N7262U

      Amazing detail and love the illustration of the 727 on the card that holds the tag!

      William J.
      United States United States

      Another Great Tag

      I Love collecting the Commerical tags and this one from UAL is another perfect edition to my collection. Great quality, color and thickness. Always love what Motoart and Planetags produce.

      Brian B.
      United States United States

      Always great

      This item along with the other s have been always great. Love my collection.

      Dennis P.
      Netherlands Netherlands


      Really amazing tag. The color is also very impressive.

      Pete K.
      United States United States

      Filled the Gap in the collection.

      I remember watching and hearing United's 727 take-off from ORD in the 1990's as a kid. They were a common sight and a favorite aircraft. The plane tag is great to hold in hand and the paint is well preserved.