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Boeing 707-349C

Date Taken:
July 1974
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Aircraft Data

The Boeing 707 was the first non military jet to be commercially successful and is generally credited as ushering in the Jet Age. It established Boeing as the worlds largest makers of airliners. Dash80 was the name of the prototype.

The 707-300 was a stretched version allowed for up to 189 passengers while a longer wing carried more fuel, increasing range by some 1,600 miles allowing the aircraft to operate to transoceanic destinations

Summary data for Boeing 707 300
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA1958580403147 - 202


4 x Pratt & Whitney JT3D/TF33 (16000 - 21000 lbf) turbofan engines.

PW JT3D-3: 18,000 lbf (80 kN) PW JT3D-7:19,000 lbf (84.4 kN)


Dimensions for Boeing 707 300
Length152 ft. 11 in.
Wing Span145 ft. 9 in.
Height42 ft. 9 in.
Empty Weight146,400 lbs.
Max Weight333,600 lbs.


Performance of Boeing 707 300
Max Speed525 mph
Cruise Speed500 mph
Ceiling35,000 ft.
Normal Range3,000nm
Max Range3,735nm

Updated 22nd November 2008

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