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The Beginning of The Jet Age

-143 seats
-600 mph
-124 tons max. gross take-off weight
-3000 mile range
-4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-6 Engines (13,500hp)
-145ft Length
-39ft Height
-131ft Span

The first model of the 707 could carry 165 passengers in an all economy class configuration, almost twice as many as the DC-7C. With it’s speed and capacity the 707 did three times the work of the DC-7C.

Jet engines flew twice as fast as props at a lower operating cost. Lower operating costs allowed economy fares. It flew at 600 mph, cutting flying time in half, and at an altitude of 32,000 feet (above the weather).

On October 13, 1955 Pan Am ordered 45 new jetliners, 25 DC-8s and 20 B707s.

Pan Am retired their last B707 January 26, 1981.

Boeing 707-121

Boeing 707-121

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Boeing 707-121
Juan Trippe aboard the 707.

Boeing 707-121

707 Christening
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