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More: Maxton - Laurinburg / Maxton (MXE / MEB)
More: USA - North Carolina, September 2006
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N601US (cn 19778/27) A rather uncommon look at Northwest's first 747. The cockpit section has been removed and is now located at The Smithsonian Museum. 7 months after this photo was taken, the rest of the fuselage was dismantled for scrap metal.
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A visitor from United States posted Tue June 9, 2015:
Awesome cross section of the beautiful 747!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 8, 2013:
Truly a unique perspective that you don't get to see very often. the perfect slice of a 747.

A visitor from - posted Sun April 22, 2012:
What an amazing and weird photo....I've been in the cockpit at the smith. now i can see the whole thing!

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 12, 2012:
I still remember how those projectors used to shake around during turbulence on old 747 from Alitalia

A visitor from United States posted Mon January 17, 2011:
My first ride on this a/c was Minneapolis to Salina,ks to our training base there, where the transition training for pilots took place.I was the only passenger as a company employee.

A visitor from - posted Fri August 6, 2010:
That would make a good house

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu December 18, 2008:
Decapitated... Maybe a bit of a disgrace for this old lady, but certainly makes for an interesting subject!

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 13, 2008:
Well, on the bright side, the projectors and the lavatory still looks good

A visitor from Australia posted Tue March 4, 2008:
So this must be the new 747 cockpit section ejection system...similar to the F-111...:-)

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 21, 2007:
This is a great photo! Sad to see her go, but it does tell a great story. I've been on the upper deck of this historic aircraft. I'm lucky to have her as my neighbor here in Washington DC. Amazing to see this giant mounted on a wall in a large building!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri December 7, 2007:
Rare look at this B747 cross-section. Engineering marvel.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue November 13, 2007:
If you like 747s, this photo is fascinating, so much information about the structure! Thank you for sharing it

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 28, 2007:
How sad...looks like it has been decapitated...

A visitor from Canada posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Wow! What a piece of art. Sad to see an aircraft like that, but I just love cross-section pics. Especially 747!!! It's so great to see the aircraft from the outside and inside at the same time. Great job James!!!

A visitor from Taiwan posted Thu October 18, 2007:
Look at the old projector under bin in the middle level. Young people will take LCD on seat for granted. They can't imagine how we watch a big screen in front those good old days....

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 17, 2007:
You know, even though this is a sad photo, I really like it. It shows the structure, the design, the integration and materials very well. What amazing machines these 747 are!!!

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed October 17, 2007:
Sadly this historic aircraft has met her inevitable end. Fortunately the cockpit section has been preserved. Northwest´s first 747 is now part of aviation history, only photos and memories are left of this aircraft. Farewell N601US.

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed October 17, 2007:
Unique! grat details of the different decks

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed October 17, 2007:
One of the more interesting pictures on a.net, congratulations. I stared at it for 5 minutes :-)

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 17, 2007:
Great photo but so sad at the same time!!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed October 17, 2007:
Really usual scene!

A visitor from Finland posted Wed October 17, 2007:
Excellent capture.
This photo nicely shows how the fuselage is divided to decks.

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