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Boeing 707-458

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Donated from El Al to LH, this aircraft is ex 4X-ATB (18071/216) and has only a fake registration D-ABOC, never flown for LH.
This aircraft was part of the Dawson's Field hijacking action on September 6, 1970 en route from AMS to JFK. The same hijacking action where a PanAm 747, Swissair DC-8 and TWA 707 were involved (and 3 days later a BOAC VC-10). The hijacking of this aircraft failed and it landed safe in London (the TWA, Swissair and BOAC were destroyed by bombs at Dawson's Field in Jordan). Last flown November 22, 1986 from FRA to TXL and since then in static display, unfortunately now rotting in a remote corner of the airport in poor condition.
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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 -400 was produced at specific request for BOAC and powered by Rolls-Royce Conway 508 turbofans. Although BOAC initiated the programme, Lufthansa was the launch customer and Air India was the first to receive a 400 on February 18 1960.

Summary data for Boeing 707 400
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA195937n/a3147 - 202


4 x Rolls Royce Conway (17150 lbf) turbofan engines.

Rolls-Royce Conway 508


Dimensions for Boeing 707 400
Length152 ft. 11 in.
Wing Span145 ft. 9 in.
Height42 ft. 5 in.
Empty Weight146,400 lbs.
Max Weight333,600 lbs.


Performance of Boeing 707 400
Max Speed525 mph
Cruise Speed500 mph
Ceiling35,000 ft.
Normal Range3,000nm
Max Range3,735nm (at MTOW)

Updated 22nd November 2008

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Boeing 707-458

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23rd June 2017
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