MotoArt’s newest addition to the PlaneTags collection is here! We are excited to add another Boeing to the fleet, and this 720 has an incredible story to tell. Once in a while, we find a plane that manages to appear in the history books more than once. This is one of them - meet Embraceable Annie also known as the Queen of Sheba, a Boeing 720-060B.
Embraceable Annie was discovered at MHV, after spending most of the 1990s as a DARPA testbed in the development of AIRMS (Airborne Infrared Measurement System). She had been acquired by Hughes Aircraft Co. (later Raytheon) in 1989 and registered as N7381. She was then rebuilt by Lockheed Greenville with modifications to the engines and the addition of an 8’x 6’ aero window to aid in the Raytheon LAX testing operations to benefit U.S. national security.
Before she became Annie, she was Queen of Sheba, a passenger aircraft delivered to Ethiopian Airlines soon after her first flight in September 1965. Shortly after departure on December 8, 1972, an international service from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Europe, an attempted hijacking of Flight 708 occurred. Security overtook the hijackers with no passengers or crew injured - but a quick thinking passenger was able to move an active grenade to an unoccupied area of the plane. It damaged an inboard engine and rudder controls, but the flight made an emergency landing in Addis Ababa.
Handcrafted Aviation Collectibles
- 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.