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B703
Name 707-300
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
APC C
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi


Also manufacturered as:

BOEING C-137
BOEING E-8 J-Stars
BOEING EC-18
BOEING EC-137
BOEING 707-300
BOEING J-Stars
BOEING C-18
BOEING KC-137
GRUMMAN E-8 J-Stars
GRUMMAN J-Stars
IAI 707 Phalcon
IAI Phalcon
NORTHROP GRUMMAN E-8 J-Stars
NORTHROP GRUMMAN J-Stars


BOEING 707-300

BOEING 707-300 BOEING 707-300 3D

Image source: IANS

Description

Long range airliner/freighter. In service since 1960. Exists in many versions. Today operates mostly as freighter and corporate transport. Base for many military developments: KC-135 (tanker), C-135 (freighter), EC-135 (special mission adaption), E3 (airborne warning and control aircraft) and E6 (submarine communications and command post). The B703 is member of the B707 family of aircraft.

General

Aircraft name 707-300
ICAO code/WTC B703 / M
Manufacturer BOEING
Type code/APC L4J / C

Technical Data

Wing span 44.4 m145.669 ft
Length 46.6 m152.887 ft
Height 12.9 m42.323 ft
Powerplant 4 x 80.1 kN P&W JT3D-3 or 4 x 84.4 kN P&W JT3D-7 turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney JT3D

For further details consult EUROCONTROL Aircraft Performance Database:

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B703

  • B703, Sydney Australia, 1969 (BS RE) (On 1 December 1969, a Boeing 707-320 being operated by Pan Am and making a daylight take off from Sydney, Australia ran into a flock of gulls just after V1 and prior to rotation and after a compressor stall and observed partial loss of thrust on engine 2 (only), the aircraft commander elected to reject the take off. Despite rapid action to initiate maximum braking and the achievement of full reverse thrust on all engines including No 2, this resulted in an overrun of the end of the runway by 170m and substantial aircraft damage. A full emergency evacuation was carried out with no injuries to any of the occupants. There was no fire.)
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