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A short-to-medium-range narrowbody jetliner built by Boeing from 1958 through 1967 as a shortened version of the 707.

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Are any Boeing 720s still flying?

A Boeing 720 looked like a 707 but was the size of a 737. I flew in one in 1961. I did not travel regularly until 1970 but I do not remember ever seeing a 720 again. Was it intended to have limited ...
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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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