This airplane is parked in Tegel airport. Probably something extremely common, but can you please help to identify it?

Photo of airplane


In the far corner of Tegel Airport, to the southwest (here a satellite image), lonely a plane with a special story rots: The Boeing 707 was a gift from the manufacturer to the Lufthansa and landed in 1986 by tricky preparations as the first Lufthansa aircraft in West -Berlin. Otherwise only Allied aircraft could fly through the east corridor. Lufthansa donated the plane to the Berlin Technikmuseum, which, however, can not do anything with it. Every now and then, the airport fire brigade on the Boeing exercises in case of emergency.


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    $\begingroup$ .. poor thing :-( $\endgroup$ Nov 8 '18 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ I wonder if a Kickstarter or other fund could be started to restore it to its former glory. See if Lufthansa wants to contribute. $\endgroup$ Nov 8 '18 at 20:45
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    $\begingroup$ Unlikely, as they are not willing to fund the Constellation project: nzz.ch/mobilitaet/luftfahrt/… (in German) $\endgroup$ Nov 8 '18 at 21:28

Looks a whole lot like a Boeing 707

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, it apparently is a 707-458 and has an interesting history digitalcosmonaut.com/2016/berlin-tegel-abandoned-boeing-707 . $\endgroup$
    – jarm
    Nov 8 '18 at 7:10
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    $\begingroup$ Like most of the abandoned aircrafts. In some countries, learning the story of an abandoned aircraft can tell you a lot for the country itself, especially when the owner was the country itself. $\endgroup$
    – gsamaras
    Nov 8 '18 at 9:48
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    $\begingroup$ People normally include pictures or further reading links in aircraft identification questions. $\endgroup$ Nov 8 '18 at 13:38

It looks like a 707-458, due to its four engines on its wings. enter image description here


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