Aviation Photo #1948471 Boeing 707-123B - American Airlines

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Seen on a pre-delivery flight in 1961, this 707-123B had first flown on 22 June 1960 but had been retained for tests. Accepted by American on 25 May 1961 and sold in July 1978. This is the short fuselage version of the 707. Obtained from Boeing 50 years ago.
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    American Airlines
    Boeing 707-123B
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    N7526A
    In Flight
    Washington
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    1961
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Comments (25)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome vintage photo!
Anonymous
6 years ago
A classic and a beauty!
Anonymous
6 years ago
A great photo of American aviation history!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Anybody can see the quality and rigidness built into this airplane.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Boeings roots!great a/c and livery.I am not american but this really is.thnx for sharing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This one was going to become 5b-dao of cyprus airways
Anonymous
6 years ago
A beautifull plane that ended it's glory history with Cyprus Airways!
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a classic! Nice photo. I always loved this AA scheme.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Prettier than any narrowbody flying today! (except MAYBE the 757)
Anonymous
6 years ago
One of the best a/c and schemes to ever grace the skies...More please! ***** Wayne C.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks for sharing
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome classic livery!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The first ever, and still remaining, Queen of the Skies. In my books, the most beautiful airliner in the history of human race.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful shot of one of the most attractive airplanes ever.
Anonymous
6 years ago
A true legend of aviation. Thank you also for the informative caption :-)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Love the Livery, looks Classic!
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is the A/C and livery that got me interested in aviation. The American Airlines 707, a true classic.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks for sharing. I was young enough to catch a ride on a TWA 707, but old enough to enjoy the experience. B-707, one of my three favorite American airliners.
Anonymous
6 years ago
There's just something about the retro liveries that really appeals, far better than a lot of the benign schemes applied to a good number of the airlines today. A great capture.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Totally facinating photo. Notice #1 engine pylon is not the same as #3 or 4. #1 is straight while #3 and 4 have some curved lines and a little air inlet above the nose cowl. This has got to be a rare picture of a very unique 707. It's possible that the engine pylon configurations are what was being test flown.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The #1 Engine does not have a turbocompressor on it, only three were required. THat isn't a rare configuration at all.
Anonymous
6 years ago
That's correct. Three turbo compressors was standard fitment for B-707 and B-720. Got a type rating for both of them. They flew wonderfully. Love this shot. - Brett
Anonymous
6 years ago
DC-8 was better looking.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Sorry, nothing is more beatiful than a 707
Anonymous
6 years ago
This photograph was taken when people still dressed themselves up before traveling in such marvelous machines. I, too, am old enough to remember boarding AA's 707s in the early 60's and being thrilled to no end to have such an exciting opportunity. I also agree with others here regarding both the livery and lines of American's 707s - extremely pleasing to behold and so rarely replicated no matter how hard today's operators try. One of those things where everything comes together and perfectly compliment each other in doing so. Thank you for sharing this wonderful, wonderful photograph.

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