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Boeing 747-100   Jumbo Jet

Boeing 747-100

Boeing 747-121

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Boeing 747-121

Pan Am's Chairman Jeeb Halaby testing the 747

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By the early 1960s, the world's airports were being overrun (sometimes literally) by the first generation of jets. Noticeably absent from the jet race was Lockheed. While Boeing, Douglas and virtually all other aircraft makers were busy making jets, Lockheed had bet on a turboprop - the first such aircraft built in the U.S. But the L188 Electra had deadly design flaws and cancelled orders led to its demise in 1961.

By the mid-60s, the aircraft business was booming and the airlines came calling for a wide-body jet that could carry far more than the 100-150 that the current crop of jets could, Lockheed responded with the L-1011 TriStar. As with the Lockheed Constellation a generation before, it was loved by pilots and featured many technical innovations. Unfortunately, circumstances beyond Lockheed's control would doom the excellent aircraft.

Tri-Star v. DC-10
Lockheed was not the only one to build a widebody. In fact, Boeing made the biggest one of all in the 747, though it was so big that it was really in a different class. Douglas - which had reluctantly merged with McDonnell Aircraft in 1967 after the former had faced financial difficulties - designed the DC-10 to meet the airliner's range and load goals. Likewise, the newly formed Airbus was hard at work on its first aircraft, the widebody A300.

One of the most important decisions an aircraft maker must make is who will provide the engines? Unfortunately, Lockheed chose an unproven design from cash-strapped Rolls Royce. As the years went by, it became clear Rolls Royce would be declared insolvent before it would get the troublesome engine finished.


The latest 747 model as of september 2010


Boeing 777


Boeing 787 "Dreamliner"


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