CV990
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Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:36 pm

Hi!

Yesterday I was passing some moments in LIS airport and I started to ear a "familiar" noise...I couldn't match it right away but soon "my noise" had an image, it was the good old 707, this time from Brazil Air Force/FAB2402 that was engine running in a LIS taxiway. Then it came to my mind to ask an update on how many Air Forces of the world that still use the 707 in their operations....I'm not talking about E-3/E-6's, just ex: civil 707 converted to military use. Here's what I got:

ARGENTINA


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Note: TC-91 looks to be the only operational 707, although the last photo taken is back to April 2006

ANGOLA



Note: The "President's planes"...there was a rumour that it would e replaced by a 767! Although D2-TPR photo is dated
from April 2006 and we've seen lately D2-MAN, is TPR still around or it was WFU?

BRAZIL


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Note: FAB 2402 and FAB2404 looks that are the ones still around, any updates on FAB 2401 and FAB2403?

CHILE


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Note: FAC 901 and FAC902 haven't been around lately, still "alive"?

COLOMBIA


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Photo © Javier Franco TOPPER



Note: FAC1201 ex: presidential airplane still alive and well!!!

ISRAEL


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Photo © Jan Ostrowski
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Photo © Frische Michael
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Photo © Or yast




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Photo © Theo van den Boomen
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Photo © Royi Sher - TLVAviation




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Note: The "winners"...IAF have a good portion of 707's around and there are maybe others that I couldn't track, special note for the oldest civil 707 around, 140 converted from 707-329 to B!!!

IRAN


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Note: Two nice looking 707's, specially 1001, ex: Shah Reza Palehvi personal aircraft...I know that at that time it had a stricking blue tail.

ITALY


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Note: Notable the fact that looks that only the ex: Portugal Air Force ones are ending their careers....what about the ex: TAP??? Already WFU?

NATO


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Photo © Helmut Schnichels
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Photo © Mark van der vliet




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Photo © Glenn Beasley



Note: These 3 ex: German Air Force planes look very sound and ready to fly for many more years..thanks to the incredible standard GAF always had! I saw one taking-off from LIS a few weeks ago!!!

ROMANIA


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Note: Good old romanian 707 still going strong...one of the last 707's built!

SOUTH AFRICA


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Photo © Montague Smith-WorldWide Aviation Photos
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Photo © Carl Hendriks - MST-Aviation



Note: 1415 was already seen this year, but 1419 was last seen more than 1 year ago, any news on that?

SPAIN


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Photo © Fco. Javier Sánchez - Iberian Spotters




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Photo © Diego Ruiz de Vargas - Iberian Spotters



Note: Special note for the ECM 707 that look fantastic and in very, very good condition!!!

VENEZUELA


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Photo © Luis Calvo - Iberian Spotters
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Photo © Juliano Damasio - AIRFLN



Note: FAV6944 last seen photo is dated from 1 year from now...still around I hope.

Well just a small study for the Air Forces 707's that I could track....please if you have any other ones please report!
Regards
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!
 
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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:53 pm

Government of Mali (ex Togo Gvmt. 5V-TGE)


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Government of Togo (no photo inside the database, not yet)

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6055263
 
CV990
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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:03 pm

Hi N14AZ!

Great picture......I didn't knew that this rare 707-138B (Q) was with DRC!!! I was in FIH last June and I don't ever remember seeing it, anyway thanks for your great contributions!!!
Regards
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N14AZ
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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:13 pm

You 're welcome, love these 707s topics...

Here is another I forgot

Pakistan


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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:28 pm

Hi again!

Yeap...I missed that too, but you can see by the date, looks that this plane probably was already replaced by an Airbus A310-300....I saw a photo of it a few months ago and I think it was an ex: Emirates one.
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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:30 pm

Argentina's 707(s) aren't operational since april 2006. Although there have been rumours that 2 or 3 were supposed to get a check and return to the air, no action and progress has been made and I fear these are all now permanently wfu. Pity as they also performed passenger flights. Now Saha is the last.

The Australian Air Force is also withdrawing them, but should still have the following three operational

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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:06 pm

I further checked the 707 list at the www.airlinerlist.com website (from yours truely) and some interesting but very obscure air force single 707s are
Indian Air Force; K-2899 has been seen flying last year. No photos in database but is the former
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the Congo Air Force have refurbished the spectacular 9Q-CLK, another of the legendary ex Qantas -138Bs. Not in the database but see http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=&picid=4013
Also Paraguay Government has an obscure 707 which is seldom seen, here operational in 2004
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CV990
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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:10 pm

Hi!

MEA-707, yes, that Paraguay Air Force 707 I think it's still flying or flyable. Regarding the India Air Force 707, it's a pitty that we haven't see any photos of that extremely rare aircraft!!! Maybe one of our indian enthusiasts can try to get a picture of it!!!
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N14AZ
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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:23 pm

Quoting CV990 (Reply 4):
Yeap...I missed that too, but you can see by the date, looks that this plane probably was already replaced by an Airbus A310-300....I saw a photo of it a few months ago and I think it was an ex: Emirates one.
Regards

Might be, but according to my sources they still belong to the Pakistani Air Force but they (2 707s) are offered for sale .
Source: http://www.aviation-friends-cologne.de/html/Boeing707/Boeing707.htm

There is a list of all Military / Gvmt. B 707 still in service.
 
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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:40 am

Angola has three:

D2-TPR:

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D2-MAN:

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The elusive D2-MAY (now reputedly configured as an ELINT aircraft):

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Photo © Keith Burton

 
Acheron
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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:03 am

Quoting CV990 (Thread starter):
FAV6944 last seen photo is dated from 1 year from now...still around I hope.

Been down for maintenance but getting spares for it and its "boom" its getting difficult because of the silly embargo. And FAV8747 overran the runway in Central America a few months ago but its back in service since the damage was minor.
 
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RE: Status Of Current 707's In World Air Forces.

Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:10 am

All USAF E-8's are old civil 707's
I would help you but it is not in the contract

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