Aviation Photo #0362953 Boeing 707-331 - Trans World Airlines - TWA

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Old Ektachrome slide improved as far as possible - a 'wet' take-off from Rwy 28L (water injection into turbojets to improve trust causing lots of great smoke!) - some classic old jets visible in the heat haze in the background
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    Bill Sheridan
    Trans World Airlines - TWA
    Boeing 707-331
    Boeing 707-300 (C-18/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8)
    Boeing 707-300 (C-18/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8)
    London - Heathrow
    United Kingdom
    June 1970
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Photo Added: June 09, 2003

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9 years ago
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.
9 years ago
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 ;-)
9 years ago
I wish we had fences like this in our airports these days!

And such magnificent planes too!
5 years ago
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...
Alaska, USA
3 years ago
wonderful shot, a "classic"

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