By Tom Singfield
This better half quantity to "Airliners Worldwide," "Airlines Worldwide," and "Airlines Remembered" experiences the standards, histories and operations of seventy six airliner varieties from the final part century. it's illustrated with greater than 2 hundred striking colour images from everywhere in the international, exhibiting the airliners either in provider and preserved examples that may nonetheless be noticeable this present day. integrated are fondly-remembered kinds resembling the Lockheed Constellation, Douglas DC-3, and Vickers Viscount, plus a few much less famous but major varieties, resembling the Dassault Mercure, Breguet Deux Ponts, Saab Scandia, and VFW-614. all of the acceptable Boeing, Douglas, Antonov, Lockheed, Ilyushin, and Tupolev kinds seem. For aviation fanatics. additionally prompt: "Airlines Remembered" and "Airline Tail Colours."
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The 747 'Combi', normally built without the hinged nose because it had alarge rear cargo door, was first delivered to Sabena in 1974. In 1973, Boeing introduced the 747-1 OOB (SR) (Short range). This was designed specifically for the high-density, short-haul market in Japan, where afew are still in service configured for over 530 passengers. A couple of Series 100B (SR) with a stretched upper deck are also in service with JAL with 563 seats l Currently the largest fleets of Series 100s are operated by All Nippon, British Airvvays, Polar Air Cargo and UPS.
After service in South Africa, it was sold to the Haiti Air Force in 36 Boeing Aircraft Company Seattle, Washington USA 1954 for use as aVIP transport, but was sold back to the USA in 1957. Remarkably, this historic aircraft survived and was eventually bought by the National Air & Space Museum in Washington. They loaned it to the Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona until Boeing paid for it to be restored to flying condition prior to flying it to Seattle in May 1994. This aircraft, currently at Seattle under the care of Boeing, will eventually be displayed, together with the prototype Boeing 707, at anew NASM Annexe at Dulles International Airport.
Erik Bernhard collection) Boeing Commercial Airplane Group PO Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124-2207, USA BOEING 720 The short to medium range Boeing 720 airliner (initially referred to as the Boeing 717) was designed for the US domestic market. Officially launched in July 1957, the type obtained its first order in November when United Airlines ordered 11 Boeing 720-022s with afurther 18 on option. 36m (7ft 9in) shorter than the standard model 100 and was based on the shortbodied Boeing 707-138 being built for Qantas of Australia.