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Monday, August 29, 2016

✈ Boeing 747-100 Cutaway Poster ✈

This is the Boeing 747-100 shown in the poster as a cutaway and it was the first original variant made by Boeing launched in 1966. The 747-200 soon followed, with its launch in 1968. The 747-300 was later launched in 1980 and it was followed by the 747-400 in 1985.

Boeing also announced the 747-8 in 2005. Several versions of each variant have been produced by Boeing, and many of the early variants were in production simultaneously. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) classifies variants using a shortened code formed by combining the model number and the variant designator (e.g. "B741" for all -100 models).


Boeing 747-100 Cutaway Poster X-Ray Cross Section
Boeing 747-100 Cutaway Poster Cross Section

The first 747-100s were built with six upper deck windows (three per side) to accommodate upstairs lounge areas. Later, as airlines began to use the upper deck for premium passenger seating instead of lounge space, Boeing offered a ten-window upper deck as an option.

Some early -100s were retrofitted with the new configuration. The -100 was equipped with Pratt & Whitney JT9D-3A engines. No freighter version of this model was developed, but many 747-100s were converted into freighters. A total of 167 747-100s were built.

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