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747-100/200
The World's First Jumbo Jet. The Boeing 747's final design was offered in three configurations: all passenger, all cargo and a convertible passenger/freighter model. The freighter and convertible models loaded 8- by 8-foot cargo containers through the huge hinged nose.
Boeing 747 'Classic' B-roll
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Boeing 747 'Classic' B-roll
The 747-100 entered commercial service in 1970. Boeing delivered 250 of the 747-100s, the last in 1986....
Design, Assembly, Testing of First 747
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Design, Assembly, Testing of First 747
During the late 1960s, some 50,000 Boeing people belonged to a group called "The Incredibles." These...
Testing the 747-100 Prior to First Flight, 1969
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Testing the 747-100 Prior to First Flight, 1969
Ground tests and taxi tests performed on the 747-100 prior to first flight in February 1969.
First Flight of the 747-100, February 9, 1969
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First Flight of the 747-100, February 9, 1969
On February 9, 1969, Boeing changed commercial aviation history with the first flight of the world's...
747-100 Factory B-roll
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747-100 Factory B-roll
During the late 1960s, some 50,000 Boeing people belonged to a group called "The Incredibles." These...
Boeing 747-100 Time Lapse Assembly
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Boeing 747-100 Time Lapse Assembly
During the late 1960s, some 50,000 Boeing people belonged to a group called "The Incredibles." These...
747-100 in Flight
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747-100 in Flight
To build the first 747, there was no factory available, so Boeing had to start the airplane program ...
747-100 flying in front of Mt Rainier
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747-100 flying in front of Mt Rainier
747-100 flying in front of Mt Rainier
First 747-100 Above the Clouds
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First 747-100 Above the Clouds
The mid-1960s saw the development and introduction of many new jetliners. None, however, has matched...
747-100 Above Snowy Mountains
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747-100 Above Snowy Mountains
The building of the first 747 was perhaps, one of the most ambitious privately-funded verntures in world...
Passengers in 747 Cabin Mock-up
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Passengers in 747 Cabin Mock-up
During the late 1960s, some 50,000 Boeing people belonged to a group called "The Incredibles." These...
747-100 in Flight
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747-100 in Flight
The mid-1960s saw the development and introduction of many new jetliners. None, however, has matched...
747-100 First Flight Takeoff
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747-100 First Flight Takeoff
The fastest commercial airplane in the sky, the gigantic 747 jet can hold up to 568 passengers. It also...
Original 747 in Flight
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Original 747 in Flight
The mid-1960s saw the development and introduction of many new jetliners. None, however, has matched...
Early 747 in Flight
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Early 747 in Flight
The fastest commercial airplane in the sky, the gigantic 747 jet can hold up to 568 passengers. It also...
747-200 Taking Off
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747-200 Taking Off
Although the 747-200 was developed after the 747-100, it was built during roughly the same time frame....
747-200F Freighter at Sunset, Nose Open
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747-200F Freighter at Sunset, Nose Open
With the lowest operating cost per ton-mile in the industry, the new-technology Boeing 747-400 Freighters...
747 Classic Flight Deck
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747 Classic Flight Deck
The analog systems of the 747-100, -200 and -300 had 971 lights, gauges and switches.
747-100 SR Interior
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747-100 SR Interior
The 747-100 also was available as a short-range (SR) airplane, which had a modified body structure to...
747-100 Upper Deck Lounge
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747-100 Upper Deck Lounge
The mid-1960s saw the development and introduction of many new jetliners. None, however, has matched...
747-100 Tourist Class Passenger Cabin, circa 1971
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747-100 Tourist Class Passenger Cabin, circa 1971
Over thirty-five years ago, on February 9, 1969, Boeing changed commercial aviation history with the...
747-100 Passenger Cabin
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747-100 Passenger Cabin
The 747-100 revolutionized intercontinental air travel in the 1970s with its unmatched combination of...
747-100 Lounge, circa 1969
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747-100 Lounge, circa 1969
Over fifty years ago, on February 9, 1969, Boeing changed commercial aviation history with the first...
747-100 Interior Mockup
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747-100 Interior Mockup
The mid-1960s saw the development and introduction of many new jetliners. None, however, has matched...
Mock-up of 747-100 Cabin, March 1967
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Mock-up of 747-100 Cabin, March 1967
Boeing delivered 250 of the 747-100s, the last in 1986. Boeing built two versions of the 747-100 passenger...
Groovy 747 Tiger Lounge
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Groovy 747 Tiger Lounge
In the 1960s, Boeing produced a mock-up interior of the then new 747 that featured a "Tiger Lounge" in...
747-100 Spiral Staircase
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747-100 Spiral Staircase
A spiral staircase provided access to the upper deck of the747 jumbo jet, the most spacious and popular...
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