Falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29 Posted (8 years 4 weeks ago) and read 2530 times:
I just bought this cool photo of a TWA 747. Does anyone know what plane this is? The tail number is visible, but I can't see it. Maybe someone has better vision than me (almost everyone should have better vision than me),There is a large number 5 over the 7th and 8th window, that should help.
You all were very helpful helping to ID a photo of a TWA 727-200 I bought at the same place last month. I saw this one at that time, but I didn't get it. I am back in STL and figured I would go and see if it was still there. This photo is stamped "photo by Boeing K17331".
Is that part of STL in the background? I am too young to remember what it looked like around the time this photo was taken.
Asqx From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 615 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 weeks ago) and read 2520 times:
Should be N93101, the first 747 built for TWA (although it wasn't delivered first) and number 5 off the production line. The photo looks like Boeing Field. You can see freeway signs for I-5 as it runs up the hill to the east of the airport.
Magyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter): Does anyone know what plane this is? There is a large number 5 over the 7th and 8th window, that should help.
Quoting AC320tech (Reply 2): My best guess is the 5 has something to do with the production line of the 747-100 at BFI. AS in the 5th 747 built.
Searching trough my papers, I've found as Asqx, AC320tech and I guessed that the first TWA B747-131 N93101 was MSN 19667 & LN 5. This is effectively the fifth B747 produced. TWA received it on August 18th, 1970, but the airplane took off for the very first time July 13th, 1969. the picture shows is at BFI.
Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter): Is that part of STL in the background? I am too young to remember what it looked like around the time this photo was taken.
Was TWA so big at STL in 1970, or is it really connected with the Ozark merger ?
TVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2372 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
N93101 serial #19667. delivered 8.18.70 and sold to the Imperial Iranian Airforce in 1975. Could still be flying today since, I believe, the only TW owned 747s not scrapped are with Iran Air and the Iranian Airforce.