Section of a Boeing 747, 1973.

Image number: 10195683

Section of a Boeing 747, 1973.

This section of fuselage is from 747-SR-46 which was supplied to Japan Air Lines on 21st December, 1973. The 747, or Jumbo Jet, as it is popularly known, is the world's largest and best-known jet airliner. The first 747 was delivered to Pan-American Airlines (Pan-Am) in 1966, and updated and improved versions continue to be made today. A Standard Cirrus glider is visible in the foreground.

Image number:
10195683
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:08
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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