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| A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu April 17, 2014:|
Absolutely fantastic picture! Yes, these early turbojet engines did smoke a lot! Must have been an extremely noisy experience for the photographer as well. This was when getting off the ground was still something magical... Wish I could spend a day at that spot again, in 1970...
| A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri April 16, 2010:|
I wish we had fences like this in our airports these days!
And such magnificent planes too!
| A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue January 19, 2010:|
A magnificent picture from the days when getting airborne was still hard work... Airport security has changed a bit as well... look a that fence!
Thist is what I call a real aircraft. Twinjets are for wimps ;-)
| A visitor from United States posted Tue January 19, 2010:|
Feel that power! Very impressive. Wish I could turn back time!
This can't be a 'wet' takeoff, however; only the early turbojet 707-100 (without the 'B'-suffix) series had water injection. The 707-300's (again without the 'B'-suffix, which indicated JT3D low-bypass turbofans) like this one had the more powerful P&W JT4A engines, these didn't need water injection.