Jackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 652 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2896 times:
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Pan Am had by far the worlds largest route networks, I am almost positive they operated flights out of Sydney that were not just transpacific SYD-NAN-HNL-LAX. They definitely flew SYD-DPS in 1974, but I'm not sure when that flight began.
Could anyone please provide the routes Pan Am flew out of Australia at this time, preferably operated by 707s. If arrival and departure times are available, that would be great too.
I have a PAA timetable dated Apr/May 69 showing inbound from SIN to JKT Flt 841 arriving Mon 1420 dep Flt 842 outbound to SIN Tue 0700 (back the way it came). Flt 811 Inbound from SYD arriving JKT Fri 1415 and dep for HKG 1500. Flt 812 inbound from HKG arriving JKT Sat 2215 and dep for SYD 2300.
PAA timetable Dec 20 1975 shows Flt 811 SYD/JKT/HKG Tu,Thu,Sun and vice versa 812 Mon, Wed, Fri. It also shows Flt 811 SYD/DPS/HKG Sat and vice versa on Sun. SIN/JKT service seems to have been discontinued, at least over Dec75/Jan 76.
Hope this helps
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The 707-320 Intercontinental is a stretched version of the turbojet-powered original model, powered by JT4A-3 turbojets producing 15,800 lbst each. The interior allowed for up to 189 passengers due to a 100-inch (2,500 mm) stretch, while a longer wing carried more fuel, increasing range by 1,600 miles (2,600 km) and allowing the aircraft to operate as true transoceanic aircraft. The wing modifications included outboard and inboard inserts, as well as a kink in the trailing edge to add area inboard. Takeoff weight was increased to 316,000 lb (143,000 kg). First flight was on January 11, 1958, and 69 turbojet 707-320s were produced.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21465 posts, RR: 24 Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2014 times:
Quoting Gemuser (Reply 6): Quoting Jackbr (Reply 5):
Any idea if these were all 707-321B/Cs or turbojet -321s?
Are you sure about this? I have never heard of ANY turbojet B707-320s, did they really exist? were there many of them and were some converted to tourbofan as the 120s were?
Boeing delivered 69 turbojet ( P&W JT4A) 707-320s to Pan Am (26), Air France (21), TWA (12), Sabena (7), and South African Airways (3). All except 8 were built in 1959 and 1960, and the last one was delivered in 1963. Except for the engines, they were basically identical to the 37 Rolls-Royce Conway-powered 707-420s built duirng the same period. The Conway was the first commercial turbofan although the bypass ratio was very low.
I don't think any -320s (or -420s) were re-engined.