Boeing 747-100/200/300/SP - Airliner Tech Vol. 6 by Dennis R. Jenkins

By Dennis R. Jenkins

An enthusiast-level technical examine the layout and building of the world's first jumbo jet. full of assurance of engine information, cockpit and inside pictures, passenger and load models, and extra. Get the entire tale of Pan Am's dream aircraft and Boeing's maximum gamble. AirlinerTech 6.

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The first two aircraft 53 The first E-3A airborne command post (msn 20682; 73-7676) did not look terribly different from a standard 747-200B on the outside. But the inside was crammed full of specialized communications equipment that allowed the crew of 94 to stay in constant contact with any military force, including submerged submarines, anywhere in the world. s. The last of the 747 command posts was delivered straight from Boeing as an updated E-4B (msn 20949; 75-0725). The primary external difference is the large radome on top of the fuselage covering updated satellite communications equipment, and the General Electric CF6 engines that replaced the Pratt JT9Ds.

Switches and various other controls were located on the overhead panel and side consoles. (American Airlines) BOEING 747 Classics 47 This Aerolineas Argentinas -2878 (msn 22592; LV-OOZ) was photographed during a stopover at Montreal (Mirabel) International Airport on May 25, 1985. , Runway Conditions and Nose Wheel Steering will af· feet turn radius and location of turn center. Minimum Pavement Width for 180%Turn BL7~~~ll OPERATIONS MANUAL 57' AIRPLANE GENERAL TURNING RADIUS 142' CONDITIONS Turn Initiated at 10 kts 70° Nose Steering Body Gear Steering No Braking 9" 12' The turning radius of the 747-2008 is illustrated above.

On June 12, 1975, an Air France aircraft (msn 20542; F-BPVJ) caught fire while taxing at Bombay, probably due to overheated brakes, and was declared a total loss. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries among the 394 passengers and crew. A smoke generator was installed beneath each wingtip of the prototype 747 as part of studies into vortices conducted by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California. The studies would be continued when NASA took delivery of the first Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

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