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|Tail||Regular tail, mid set|
|Landing gear||Tricycle retractable|
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 BOEING E-6 Mercury (submarine communications and command post). The B703 is member of the B707 family of aircraft.Produced until 1979.
|Wing span||44.4 m145.669 ft |
|Length||46.61 m152.92 ft |
|Height||12.93 m42.421 ft |
|Powerplant||4 x P&W JT3D-3 (80.1 kN) or|
4 x P&W JT3D-7 (84.4 kN) turbofans.
|Engine model||Pratt & Whitney JT3D|
(to 5000 ft)
|MACH Climb||Cruise||Initial Descent
|V2 (IAS)||130 kts||IAS||160 kts||IAS||290 kts||IAS||290 kts||MACH||0.76||TAS||470 kts||MACH||0.75||IAS||300 kts||IAS||kts||Vapp (IAS)||140 kts|
|Distance||3000 m||ROC||2000 ft/min||ROC||1500 ft/min||ROC||1500 ft/min||ROC||1000 ft/min||MACH||0.8||ROD||800 ft/min||ROD||3000 ft/min||MCS||240 kts||Distance||1200 m|
Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B703
- B703, Sydney Australia, 1969 (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.)