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The Tallest 707!  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Hi!

I always had the feeling that the 707-400 was taller than the other 707 versions, and a few weeks ago I confirmed that, indeed the 707-400 is the tallest 707, and that comes to a question, why the 400 series had a different tail than the other versions?
I wait your feedback.
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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3500 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2778 times:
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707-400 is there such a plane?


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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 1):
707-400 is there such a plane?

Er, ya!


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User currently offlinePenPusher From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

For the young ones among you, the 707-400 was the Rolls Royce of the 707's, ie it was powered by Rolls Royce Conway engines and operated by BOAC, Varig and Air India and maybe others but I can't remember just now

User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3500 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
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You learn something new everyday. Thanks


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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2604 times:
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Hi CV990!

Quoting CV990 (Thread starter):
707-400 was taller than the other 707 versions

The 420 was just as tall as the 320b and 320c at 42ft 5in, the 320 was 41ft 8in

Quoting PenPusher (Reply 3):
For the young ones among you, the 707-400 was the Rolls Royce of the 707's, ie it was powered by Rolls Royce Conway engines and operated by BOAC, Varig and Air India and maybe others but I can't remember just now

The 420 was operated by BOAC (19), Lufthansa (5), ElAl (3), Air India (6) and VARIG (3)

Hope this is some help for you
Scooter



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2269 times:
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Quoting CV990 (Thread starter):
why the 400 series had a different tail than the other versions?

Because it flew at higher altitudes than the 707-100/200, and incurred higher levels of turbulance, with the conway engines having a higher rate of air bypassing the engine nacelle and with the CAA requiring a taller fin, Boeing engineers installed the larger ventral fin. Later on, the surviving JT4-powered 707-200/300's were fitted with larger ventral fins to provide better stability control at cruise altitudes.
TWA 707-331 with a large ventral fin

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The JT3D engines being broader and longer requiring a smaller or no ventral fin, like those found on the 707-100B, and -300B/C(for which it was an option)
TWA 707-331B with no ventral fin.

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Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 5):
The 420 was operated by BOAC (19), Lufthansa (5), ElAl (3), Air India (6) and VARIG (3)

Actually, BA/BOAC had 22 707-400's
20 707-436
02 707-465, G-AWRD/AWRE from Cunard/British Eagle

[Edited 2006-12-12 19:55:19]


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User currently offlineCf6ppe From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

While the ventral fins added more lateral area aft for stability, the ventral fins also prevented over rotation of the aircraft during take-off.

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