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More: Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW)
More: USA - Michigan, June 1965
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N1983 (cn 18439/67) N1983 displaying her beautiful livery on a summer night in Detroit. Scrapped 1994 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo taken by my great uncle and scanned from a slide. Thanks to David Lednicer for retouching the old slide.
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A visitor from Brazil posted Mon February 27, 2012:
Great picture! I find it strange that Boeing used open-to-outside cargo doors on those B747 like the one involved in that horrid accident in Hawaii, even while they already used it on the 727.. Just try understanding an engineer head...

A visitor from United States posted Mon February 27, 2012:
This is a beautiful photo, it is sharp, clear and detailed. A fantastic photo of one the most beautiful airliners ever built. Thank you for posting this to Airliners. Net.

A visitor from Brazil posted Tue April 6, 2010:
Fantastic photo ! By then, the great 727 was a new type, very nostalgic photo !

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 5, 2009:
I keep coming back to this photo every few weeks and it's among 4 or 5 photos in the database that I just love. This is just a stunning work of photography for 1965...and the scanning talent of today! 5 stars + !!!!!

A visitor from Switzerland posted Mon October 5, 2009:
A fantastic witness from an era bygone.

Historical memorable document.

Daniel from International Geneva

A visitor from United States posted Sat October 4, 2008:
This photo is excellent. That is one aircraft that looks like it means busniess!

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 29, 2008:
Why my beloved employer switched from this paint scheme to the present one is beyond me. This photo captures the beautiful sexy elegance of the 727.

A visitor from Cyprus posted Thu July 31, 2008:
Fantastic !! Boeing always had the best looking aircraft and your photo is the best testimony .

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri April 11, 2008:
Wonderful.. looks like silver

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 27, 2008:

A visitor from - posted Tue March 11, 2008:
That's a great shot, it looks so "real" you can feel the sixties :) Very exposing light.

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 3, 2008:
Absolutely fantastic photo. I can't believe how clear this shot is, considering the age of the photo. Looks like it was taken yesterday!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 2, 2008:
Lovely historical shot. The contrast of the body of the 727 with the dark in the distance - great! Thank you very much for your work to ready it for posting. It's a valentine for those of us who love aviation history and miss the 727.

A visitor from - posted Sun March 2, 2008:
A true classic beauty! Ah, the days of the 727, remember them well! A most excellent photo...

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 1, 2008:
Simply the most erie and stunning shot I have ever seen on AL. I can feel the cold crisp air, and here the Motown band recording some classic soul while this baby 727 awaits the world!

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 1, 2008:
A great historic picture, thanks for sharing. What a beautiful aircraft the 727 is, the greatest airliner ever made, imo.

A visitor from Germany posted Sat March 1, 2008:
Incredible, stunning shot!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat March 1, 2008:
Fantastic piece of photography, especially considering its age. Congratulations to your great uncle for taking it, and to yourself for sharing it with us! 5*

A visitor from United States posted Fri February 29, 2008:
Absolutely beautiful! One of the most beautiful color schemes/aircraft ever!

A visitor from - posted Fri February 29, 2008:
What else can I say? It's wonderful!
For one moment I thought it was a new picture, very good scanning!

A visitor from United States posted Fri February 29, 2008:
Man, it's hard to believe - but at this moment commercial jet aviation did not have a great deal of history. When you look at this you are looking at one of the first. This baby is kind of sitting here all by itself with not too many relatives. Only 5 years before this photograph was taken, there were relatively very few commercial jets anywhere in the world.

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