9780750944854

Boeing 747 Story : The History of the World's Most Iconic Jumbo Jets

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  • ISBN13:

    9780750944854

  • ISBN10:

    0750944854

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2009-02-01
  • Publisher: The History Press
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Summary

The Boeing 747, more commonly known as the Jumbo Jet, is probably the most recognized of all modern airliners, and for many years it was the largest passenger airliner in service. In this study Peter March describes the Jumbo Jet's development and its service history with the world's airlines. He includes a wide range of interesting facts and figures about an aircraft that has become one of the most recognizable icons of modern air travel.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Background
Creating the 747
Building a Giant
First Flight
Engine Crisis
Into Service
The 'Classics'
Baby Boeing
Series 300 and SUD
New 400 Series
Military 747s
NASA's Jumbos
Diverse Tasks
New Generation
Specifications
Milestones
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