Boeing Lufthansa 707-320 airliner model c. 1960s
This very rare early 1960's all aluminum model is perhaps unique. It was used as a display at the Lufthansa offices in Frankfort, Germany. There is no marker's name. It was probabily built by Maarten Matthijs Verkuyl, for Boeing.
An important historical milestones in aviation, was the delivery of the Boeing 707 which marked for Lufthansa the beginning of the jet age. The model was a gift to Lufthansa for their order of (4) 707-320s.
Lufthansa's first 707-320, D-ABOS (later D-ABOV) "Duisburg" was delivered on Febrauary 28, 1963. Lufthansa's last 707-320, D-ABUF "Hannover" was retired on May 7, 1984. (Lufthansa Boeing 707 Fleet History 1960-1984)
"The 707-320 Intercontinental is a longer version of the 707-120. This type could hold more passengers, and had some changes made to the wings. It first took off on January 11, 1958"
Model 707-320 specs:
Fuselage: 75" long, weight 50 lbs.
Wingspan: 70", weight 15 lbs. for each wing. Wings are detachable from fuselage stand.
Cabin is electrified with window lighting
Registration#: D-ABOZ (This registration number is unique to this model)
Full size 707-320 specs:
Weight (TOW)= 336,000 pounds (152,400 kgs)
Cruising Speed= 607 mph (977 km/h)
Cruising Altitude= 25,000 to 40,000 feet
Wingspan= 145 feet 9 inches (44.42 m)
Wing area= 3,010 square feet (280 m2)
Lufthansa operated a total of 24 Boeing 707's, each with a registration as follows:
D-ABOB, D-ABOC, D-ABOD, DABOF, D-ABOG, D-ABOS, D-ABOT, D-ABOV, D-ABOX, D-ABUB, D-ABUC, D-ABUD, D-ABUF, D-ABUG, D-ABUH, D-ABUK, D-ABUL, D-ABUM, D-ABUA, D-ABUE, D-ABUI, D-ABUJ, D-ABUO, D-ABUY
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