Boeing 720 :: Jon Proctor

Boeing 720 :: Jon Proctor soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

Miami: World Transport Press, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Number 7 in the series. Includes: Cross-sections; Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Tables; Appendices (4);

From the cover: Boeing introduced the third member of its growing family of jet transports in July 1957 as the 717. It was originally designed to augment the transcontinental 707-120 and the intercontinental 707-320 by filling the growing demand for an economical short- to medium-range jet airliner. When Boeings management learned it was at risk of losing a large United Air Lines order to Convairs mid-range 880, it quickly refined the concept for the 717, renaming it the 720. With these changes and a much lower sales price Boeing was able to capture the United order and effectively nail the lid on the 880s coffin.

While the exterior of the new jet closely resembled the 707, Boeing made some significant modifications within. When compared to the 707-120, the 720 had a substantially lighter structure, a revised wing, less fuel capacity, and a shorter fuselage. Its lower weight and short-field capabilities allowed operations from then-existing …

In the Great Airliners series.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper gently pulled at the head of the upper panel, a decent copy otherwise.

Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Bibliography. 11¼” x 8¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my Transport Air catalogue?


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