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More: Boeing 707-123B
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More: USA - Washington, 1961
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N7526A (cn 18054/140) 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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A visitor from United States posted Sat December 17, 2011:
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.

A visitor from - posted Sun December 4, 2011:
Sorry, nothing is more beatiful than a 707

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 1, 2011:
DC-8 was better looking.

A visitor from - posted Fri November 25, 2011:
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

A visitor from United States posted Sun August 14, 2011:
The #1 Engine does not have a turbocompressor on it, only three were required. THat isn't a rare configuration at all.

A visitor from - posted Sun August 14, 2011:
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.

A visitor from Ireland posted Thu August 4, 2011:
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.

A visitor from - posted Tue August 2, 2011:
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.

A visitor from - posted Mon July 25, 2011:
This is the A/C and livery that got me interested in aviation. The American Airlines 707, a true classic.

A visitor from - posted Tue July 12, 2011:
Love the Livery, looks Classic!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon July 11, 2011:
A true legend of aviation. Thank you also for the informative caption :-)

A visitor from Germany posted Mon July 11, 2011:
Beautiful shot of one of the most attractive airplanes ever.

A visitor from Canada posted Mon July 11, 2011:
The first ever, and still remaining, Queen of the Skies. In my books, the most beautiful airliner in the history of human race.

A visitor from Australia posted Mon July 11, 2011:
Awesome classic livery!

A visitor from United States posted Sun July 10, 2011:
Thanks for sharing

A visitor from Canada posted Sun July 10, 2011:
One of the best a/c and schemes to ever grace the skies...More please! ***** Wayne C.

A visitor from - posted Sun July 10, 2011:
Prettier than any narrowbody flying today! (except MAYBE the 757)

A visitor from United States posted Sun July 10, 2011:
What a classic! Nice photo. I always loved this AA scheme.

A visitor from Cyprus posted Sun July 10, 2011:
A beautifull plane that ended it's glory history with Cyprus Airways!

A visitor from Egypt posted Sun July 10, 2011:
This one was going to become 5b-dao of cyprus airways

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun July 10, 2011:
Boeings roots!great a/c and livery.I am not american but this really is.thnx for sharing.

A visitor from Germany posted Sun July 10, 2011:
Anybody can see the quality and rigidness built into this airplane.

A visitor from United States posted Sat July 9, 2011:
A great photo of American aviation history!

A visitor from United States posted Sat July 9, 2011:
A classic and a beauty!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat July 9, 2011:
Awesome vintage photo!

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