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  Boeing 707 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Boeing 707 is a four engined commercial passenger jet aircraft developed by Boeing in the early 1950s.
The 707 was based on a aircraft known as the 367-80.
Boeing already had considerable experience with this on the B-47 and B-52, and had first developed the yaw damper system on the B-47 that lent itself to later swept wing configurations including the 707.
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 Boeing 707 - 767 Comparison
The wingspan of a Boeing 707 is 146 feet.
The length of a Boeing 707 is 153 feet.
The Boeing 707 and 767 are very similar aircraft, with the main differences being that the 767 is slightly heavier and the 707 is faster.
www.whatreallyhappened.com /boeing_707_767.html   (353 words)

 Boeing 707
(the military equivalent of the Boeing 707 transport).
The Boeing 707 is a four engined turbojet aircraft developed by Boeing in the late 1950s and early 1960s as an air-to-air tanker.
The Boeing 707 is one of the loudest aircraft, which is why it is not allowed at most airports.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/bo/Boeing_707.html   (72 words)

 Aerospaceweb.org | Ask Us - Boeing 707 History
The 7-7 designation that has come to signify Boeing's line of commercial passenger jets was chosen purely for marketing purposes, but the story of the 707 is an interesting one, nonetheless.
Boeing, like most other aircraft manufacturers, has used an internal numbering system to identify its various designs since the company was founded in 1917.
Although Boeing was eager to develop a jet-powered airliner to replace the Model 377, the company knew that airlines would not commit to the enormous development costs required.
www.aerospaceweb.org /question/planes/q0134.shtml   (1094 words)

 Boeing 707: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The boeing kc-135 stratotanker is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft, first manufactured in 1956 and expected to remain in service into the 2020s....
The boeing 747, which is also known as the jumbo jet, is the second largest passenger airliner after the airbus a380....
The c-135 stratolifter is a transport aircraft derived from boeing’s prototype 707 jet airliner in the early 1950s....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/boeing_707.htm   (2700 words)

 Post-War Boeing
Known to the civilian world as a Boeing 707, the aircraft was the first jet ever designed exclusively for presidential use and used the call sign Air Force One, whenever the President was aboard.
The smaller, short-range 737 twinjet was the logical airplane to complement the 707 and the 727.
Boeing's first successful commercial aircraft in the post-war era was the 367-80, called the Dash 80.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/Boeing_postwar_comm/Aero20.htm   (1490 words)

 Boeing 707 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 707 was based on a prototype Boeing aircraft known as the 367-80.
The 707, like all swept wing aircraft, displayed an undesirable "Dutch roll" flying characteristic which manifested itself as a alternating yawing and rolling motion.
At Seafair on August 6th, 1955, Boeing test pilot Tex Johnston twice performed a "barrel roll" in the Dash-80 at 500 feet, gaining altitude to 1500 feet during the roll.
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 THE WTC WAS DESIGNED TO SURVIVE THE IMPACT OF A BOEING 767, SO WHY DIDN'T IT? : Hawai'i IMC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since, the Boeing 767 is much more fuel-efficient than the 707, a Boeing 707 traveling the same route would carry significantly more fuel and would therefore be a much greater danger from the perspective of a jet fuel fire.
So, the Boeing 707 and 767 are very similar aircraft, with the main differences being that the 767 is slightly heavier and more fuel-efficient, and the 707 is faster.
It is often claimed that the WTC was designed only to withstand the collision of a Boeing 707 that was seeking to land at one of the nearby airports, and that since such aircraft would be low on fuel, only small jet fuel fires were envisaged.
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 Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - 707 - 707 Family Home
Forerunner of the more than 14,000 Boeing jetliners built since, the prototype, nicknamed the "Dash 80," served 18 years as a flying test laboratory before it was turned over to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in May 1972.
The refurbished Dash 80 made a special fly-over of the five Boeing facilities in the Puget Sound area on July 15, 1991, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of The Boeing Company and the 37th anniversary of its own first flight.
In one test series for landing gear, the 707 prototype was outfitted with oversized tires; it landed and took off from mud fields barely able to support the weight of passenger automobiles.
www.boeing.com /commercial/707family   (806 words)

 The History of Commercial Aviation - Boeing 707
Boeing emerged from World War II as the leading builder of large aircraft.
Boeing estimated a jet airliner's development would cost approximately $16 million, a figure which at the time represented twenty percent of the company's entire value.
Boeing's development of a commercial jet airliner was a gamble on which the entire company was bet.
www.eomag.com /06.04/aviation_boeing707.htm   (477 words)

A single 707 tanker can off-load up to 43 tonnes of fuel to a receiver aircraft (a Hornet’s internal fuel capacity is only 5 tonnes).
As a transport aircraft, the 707 can seat up to 152 passengers (economy class style), or carry 10 tonnes of cargo in each of the 3 lower cargo holds, and over 30 metric tonnes in the upper deck.
The Air Force 707 tanker and transport fleet are operated by No.33 Squadron at RAAF Richmond, approximately 50kms north west of Sydney.
www.defence.gov.au /raaf/organisation/technology/aircraft/707.htm   (312 words)

 Boeing 367-80
Built by the Boeing Aircraft Company, the 367-80, better known as the Dash 80, would come to revolutionize commercial air transportation when its developed version entered service as the famous Boeing 707, America's first jet airliner.
By the time Boeing progressed to the 80th iteration, the design bore no resemblance to the C-97 but, for security reasons, Boeing decided to let the jet project be known as the 367-80.
Boeing built 855 707s, of which 725 were bought by airlines worldwide.
www.nasm.si.edu /research/aero/aircraft/boeing_367.htm   (1109 words)

 Aircraft Information - Boeing 707   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Forerunner of the more than 8,000 Boeing jetliners built since, the prototype, nicknamed the "Dash 80," served 18 years as a flying test laboratory before it was turned over to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in May 1972.
Recent military applications of the 707 are the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System or AWACS (used by the U.S. Air Force, NATO, the Saudi government and the French and British air forces for airborne surveillance, command and control) and the E-6 used by the U.S. Navy for submarine communications.
When the 707 production line was closed at the end of May 1991, Boeing had sold 1,010 of all types (not counting the KC-135 series).
www.simviation.com /rinfo707.htm   (1009 words)

 Boeing 707
The Boeing 707 is a versatile aircraft first manufactured by Boeing during the 1950s.
What is probably the most reliable SOURCE agrees that a total of five Boeing 707-320 aircraft, acquired between January 1983 and November 1999, have been converted to a KC-707 configuration of unspecified designation.
The last aircraft to depart Ovda was the Boeing 707 which left at midnight, carrying IDF Chief-of-Staff Shaul Mofaz, IAF commander Dan Halutz, Navy commander Yedidia Ya'ary and AMAN (IDF Intelligence Branch) commander, Aharon Zeevi.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/israel/707.htm   (804 words)

 Boeing 707 Jet Transport - USA
The Boeing 707 was the United States' first production jet airliner, and the aircraft with which the US first gained the lead in commercial jet manufacture.
This original Boeing 707 was followed by a whole family of 707 passenger and cargo variants, with different lengths and weights, and turbofan power.
Including the prototype, there are eight Boeing jet airliners; the others are the 707-120, the 707-120B, the 707-220, the 707-320, the 707-420, the 720 and the 720B.
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The Boeing 707 originated from design studies into an improved version of the military Model 367, then in production for the United States Air Force (USAF) as the C-97.
Boeing subsequently increased the width and length of the cabin.
The Boeing 720 was a derivative of the 707 designed for operating short to medium range routes from shorter runways.
members.tripod.com /Craigs_Airlines/boeing707.htm   (712 words)

 HistoryLink Essay: Boeing 707 Turbojet Airliner -- A Snapshot History
In 1958, Boeing’s first jet airliner, the 707, proved to be the vehicle that finally changed the commercial side of the ledger from red to fl ink.
The 707, based on the prototype Dash-80 (1954), was the first truly successful jet airliner in service that was built in large numbers (almost twice that of the runner up Douglas DC-8) and which returned a profit to its maker.
In 1955, Boeing, with its Dash-80 flying prototype and its first jet tanker under construction, was locked in a sales battle with Douglas, which had never built a large jet airplane of its own design, and which was pitching an un-built airplane to the airlines, and winning.
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 Aircraft: Boeing 707-300   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Boeing wanted to produce the tanker as fast as possible and already had plans for a passenger version, too.
Boeing's and Pan Am's presidents bet which jet powered aircraft would be the 1st to cross the Atlantic: the 707 or the British Comet IV.
The 707 is a very versatile aircraft and is in service even now as a freighter for cargo airlines, as well as in many army versions.
aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu /specs/boeing/707-300.htm   (277 words)

 Boeing Commercial Airplanes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), based in Renton Washington, is a unit of The Boeing Company, consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
Passenger capacity of existing and future Boeing civil aircraft.
Boeing customer codes are used to identify the operator for which an aircraft was first ordered by.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boeing_Commercial_Airplanes   (285 words)

 SC's airliner lists
Pan Am introduced the 707 in 1958, and within 4 years, most airlines had fleets of 707s or its rival the DC-8 for the more prestigious inter- and transcontinental flights.
Boeing announced the 737 in 1965, to get a hold on the regional jetliner-market, where McDonnell- Douglas' DC-9 was successful.
Boeing announced their (slighly smaller) answer to the Airbus 300 in 1978.
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 Boeing 707
It is believed that 4 Boeing RC707 aircraft are operated by the IAF, two in the SIGINT role and two in the ECM role.
The Sea Harrier was carrying the usual compliment of 2 Sidewinder missiles and as it shephered the 707 away, the implied threat was made clear.
The Boeing 707 was originally used as a commercial airliner and retired to the Arizona desert at the end of its service.
www.spyflight.co.uk /boeing707.htm   (1159 words)

 Passenger Planes: Boeing 707
The Boeing 707 wasn’t the world’s first commercial jetliner; that distinction belongs to the ill-fated British deHavilland Comet.
But the 707 was the first successful one, setting the stage for Boeing’s domination of the multi-billion dollar world airliner market for decades to come.
The 707, in various versions, was soon flying for most of the world’s leading airlines.
www.factmonster.com /spot/boeing707.html   (463 words)

 Airliners.net: Boeing 707
Recognising the jet engine's potential for commercial aviation, Boeing (at great financial risk) decided to develop a jet powered transport that could fulfil military tanker transport roles but be easily adapted to become an airliner.
At first, Boeing wanted to sell the same size aircraft to the airlines, but the airlines insisted on an even larger airplane, which Douglas promised to build (this became the DC-8).
Boeing finally relented, designing the 707 as a longer aircraft with a slightly wider fuselage (12 ft 4 in).
www.airliners.net /info/stats.main?id=87   (700 words)

 Boeing 707 Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Canadian Air Force Boeing 13702 (the military equivalent of the Boeing 707 transport).
Production of the 707 continued until 1991, and although it is no longer employed by major US Airlines, many can still be found in service with smaller non-US airlines, charter services and air cargo operations.
The first two aircraft built to serve as Air Force One were custom-built Boeing 707s.
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 Boeing 707 quiz -- free game
One of the many military variants of the Boeing 707 is the KC-135.
Another military variant of the 707 is the E-3 AWACS (or Airborne Warning and Control System).
An unusual 707 crash occured on March 5, 1966, when a British Overseas Airways aircraft broke up under severe clear-air turbulence.
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 America on the Move | Boeing 707 Airplane (model)
The Boeing Co. had received a government contract to design an aerial tanker for the US Air Force.
Boeing’s prototype of its jet design, the “367-80,” flew first in July 1954, a few days shy of five years after the first Comet test flight.
The Boeing prototype led directly to the KC-135 air refueling tanker for the Air Force and the 707.
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