Aviation Photo #2340610 Boeing 747-121 - Pan American World Airways - Pan Am

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Departing Frankfurt for Tehran, Iran.
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Photo Added: November 03, 2013

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Anonymous
4 years ago
Amazingly rare catch! great :-)
Shahram (Iranian Spotters)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Fantastic photo. Thanks for uploading!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Stunning photo, really nice to get such a good view of those old PW fans!
Anonymous
4 years ago
This photo is a treasure! Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great shot! Got any of the interior of this classic Clipper or any Tehran action from '72?
Anonymous
4 years ago
The terminal still looks almost the same
Anonymous
4 years ago
A BOAC 747 at FRA.....wow!
Anonymous
4 years ago
A perfect shot showing long gone days! Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great Shot. Amazing, 2 Iberia planes on it. Wow!
Anonymous
4 years ago
WOW!!! What a stunning neat photo! :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
I love this photo ! The airport has not changed much but except for LH and IB most airlines on this shot are now gone . i love the engines of this 707.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Hi! Great shot! It seems to be a Boeing 747-100 instead of a Boeing 707, isnt it? Regards. Marcelo.
Anonymous
4 years ago
That's not a 707, it's a 747 ....
Anonymous
4 years ago
Brilliant picture! But why has the description now changed from Boeing 747-121 to Boeing 707? This is a 747: the P&W JT9D engines on the earliest 747-100 and -200s had those auxiliary air intake doors as well, just like the later 707 turbofan engines. On most of these 747s the doors were quickly deleted, for some reason. On the 707, the engines were a lot narrower, and engines 2, 3 and 4 had a 'knuckle' on the pylon for the cabin air compressor intake which is not present here on no. 2.
Nice to see the BOAC 747 on the ground, must have been a surprising visitor to FRA.
Anonymous
4 years ago
This is a 747-121. A 707 has only 8 or 9 inlet doors around the circumference of the engine. Also, the engine pylons are very different from a 707.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Not to nitpick, but since it was 1972, it would be Tehran, Persia.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Marvelous, fantastic stuff. Absolutely priceless.

This is definitely a 747, early JT9D style engine fan cowl.

Thanks for sharing it, my friend.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Looks like a 747-121 instead of a 707, but great photo anyway!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Love the photo,

Compare it to the 707 photo at the same angle:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Saha-Air/Boeing-707-3J9C/2226555/&sid=7d4c07ea267e749a56986f156c36d1cf

Marc
Anonymous
4 years ago
Not to nitpick, but Iran has always been Iran to iranian. Persia was the imperial name that doesnt describe the country as a whole.

Superb picture that gives a fine glimpse of the past!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I note several comments said it was listed as a 707 I can assure you its a 747 and alwats listed as a 747 I was on it and I took the photograph, Barry King

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