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Question About 707 Exit Configuration

Mon Jun 10, 2002 6:53 pm

Hello everybody,

I came across these two photos, both of 707-300s:


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If you enlarge them, you can see the right one has an additional pair of exits just behind the wing, which the left one does not have. Why is that so? Were these an option? Or were they added on all 707-300 after a certain time?
I´d very much appreciate if someone could share some information on that "mystery".

Thanks,

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Question About 707 Exit Configuration

Mon Jun 10, 2002 7:59 pm


Hi Daniel!

I think that extra pair of exits was an option from Boeing. I've just checked out in the TAP fleet and it happens the same, some of them had the regular 2 pairs ( CS-TBA until CS-TBG ) and some have the 2 extra exists ( CS-TBI and CS-TBT ). The 707-382B's TAP ordered don't have but CS-TBI - a 707-399C ordered firtly by Caledonian - and CS-TBT - a 707-3F5C ordered by Portuguese Air Force - both have that extra windows. It reminds me that in the 720 Eastern requested 2 pairs of exits instead of one.
I hope it helps!
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RE: Question About 707 Exit Configuration

Mon Jun 10, 2002 8:48 pm

The "hatrack" doors are only installed in the -C models and are for exit requirements when the aircraft is operated in a combi (pax/cargo) configuration.
 
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RE: Question About 707 Exit Configuration

Mon Jun 10, 2002 9:42 pm

So Lufthansa had 707 combis? Wow, I didn´t know that. Thanks

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Question About 707 Exit Configuration

Mon Jun 10, 2002 10:48 pm

Sorry, me again  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Are the following two correlations valid?

a) Every 707 with the "hatrack" doors is a -300C series.

b) Every 707-300C has the "hatrack" doors.

Or are there exception to these statements?

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Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Question About 707 Exit Configuration

Tue Jun 11, 2002 8:58 am

Not every -C has the hatrack doors. I assume that it was an option in case the airline wanted to operate it as a combi. I'm not sure if LH ever did.

I don't think that I've seen a -B with hatrack doors.
 
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RE: Question About 707 Exit Configuration

Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:51 am

I flew a USAF 707 that was an ex British Caledonian that had the cargo door but not the extra exit in the back. So, I would agree with N707PA that it was added to the planes that were to be operated as a combi.

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