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Questions tagged [boeing-707]

For questions about the Boeing 707 family of aircraft.

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What is this hole at the front of the engine pylon on a Boeing 707?

Images of the Boeing 707 show a hole at the front of the engine pylon just above the engine. Can someone please tell me what is the purpose? Also why do images show the hole absent on the left outer ...
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4 Boeing 707 for $50,000. Is that possible?

I'm helping a friend with an article on some issues in my country, mostly related to corruption. His English isn't very good, so here I go One of the cases he's analyzing is the sale of 4 Boeing-707 ...
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Was it possible to land a Boeing 707 with 300 feet cloud ceiling in the 70s?

In the movie Airplane! (1980), the main characters had to land a Boeing 707 in Chicago airport in low visibility. The dialog says the pilot "should be able to see the runway at 300 feet". Given the ...
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How to identify a specific 707 variant?

I recently saw a very interesting documentary film made in 1980 about a narrowly-averted airline disaster in which the flight crew were incapacitated and a retired pilot, with the help of other crew ...
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Why did Boeing choose to give the Boeing 720 such a designation?

The Boeing 720 was a modification of the Boeing 707. Why was it given the unusual number of "720" instead of a "707-xxx" or "7x7" designation?
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How does a boeing 707 have 4 engines instead of 2? [duplicate]

I was reading a article Link It stated that lower bypass ratio jet engines have higher thrust than high bypass ratio engines, but the boeing 707 has 4 of these low bypass ratio engines and only ...
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Who operates a 707 with Boeing factory livery?

I have just seen a 707 depart from HTDA Dar es Salaam that has the tail painted with the Boeing colors. Any idea of who the plane belongs to? Livery like this one: Obviously 707 instead of 777 ...