Our Boeing 727 Scrapbook
Boeing’s 727 jetliner prototype first took to the skies in early 1963. More than half a century later, the type is still in use, although not nearly as widespread as it was in the past century.
Two main variants were produced… the shorter original series (sometimes called the -100 version) and the later, stretched version (called the -200 series by many enthusiasts).
The main purpose was a shorter runway-capable mid-sized passenger aircraft with a medium range. The wings featured a series of flaps and slats that allowed for shorter runway use than – say the contemporary B-707. A dedicated freight version was also produced, and retired passenger airframes were converted to freighters too.
Here’s a scrapbook of many airlines and versions from the past, enjoy!