Hey guess what?

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Hey guess what?

Postby elaw » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:22 pm

Today's 7/07!

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Re: Hey guess what?

Postby Not_Karl » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:42 pm

Nice!
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Re: Hey guess what?

Postby KPryor » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:41 pm

Beautiful shot!
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Re: Hey guess what?

Postby flyboy2548m » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:48 pm

A Tarom 707 in the color scheme preceding the one in the photo was the second 707 I ever saw live. This was at SVO in 1986. The first was a VC-137C that brought a delegation of US Senators to TBS in 1983.
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Re: Hey guess what?

Postby elaw » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:36 pm

Am I the only one that, when I think about "early jet airliners that changed the world", I tend to think of the 707 way more than the DC-8? Yeah they built more of them, but it's not like they only built 5 or 10 DC-8s.

Maybe it's from watching the movie "Airport" so many times... :lol:
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Postby 3WE » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:36 pm

Am I the only one that, when I think about "early jet airliners that changed the world", I tend to think of the 707 way more than the DC-8? Yeah they built more of them, but it's not like they only built 5 or 10 DC-8s.

Maybe it's from watching the movie "Airport" so many times... :lol:
I think you are correct- we[no italics] think more about the 707- but not exclusively.

I'm sure Airport is an influence.

Also, I think the 707 did died a slower death. Rode one in the Early 1980s :) !

My fuzzy 1960's memories include a fair number of DC-8's and I THINK I knew how to ID them for some of 8-10 YO days.

I also recall a cargo DC-8s visiting Flyover...perhaps still visiting flyover?

Perhaps one belonged to Zantop airlines???

Bottom line- the DC-8 is ALSO a very beautiful LOUD NOISY 4-engine aeroplanie that we[no italics] love and miss.
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Re: Hey guess what?

Postby 3WE » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:48 pm

Brief search at YouTube...

Nice video, including noise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C64Nc1mLejA

Upon further review- it is the HUGE ASS leading edge devices on the 707 which make it "the winner".
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Re: Hey guess what?

Postby elaw » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:04 pm

Wow. WOW! JT3C engines on that thing, not even JT3Ds!

I contend those engines should not actually be classified as engines, but musical instruments. And also as works of art (bonus points for no ugly noise-suppression thingys dangling off the back).
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Re: Hey guess what?

Postby Not_Karl » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:53 pm

I contend those engines should not actually be classified as engines, but musical instruments.
Never had the pleasure of hearing one personally :cry: , but CONCUR.
And also as works of art (bonus points for no ugly noise-suppression thingys dangling off the back).
INDEED.
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