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Boeing 727. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

Boeing 727. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

Boeing 727, it trimotored narrow-body passenger aircraft, destined for the airlines short- and medium-range missiles. This plane was designed by the company «Boeing Commercial Airplanes», primarily for use on domestic US flights. Versatility, reliability and the ability to use a relatively short runways at smaller airports, Boeing 727 made one of the most popular and successful medium-haul aircraft in the world.

Work on the draft medium-haul aircraft, the company «Boeing», began in 1956 year. The project received the designation Model 727. In 1959 was approved the final design and construction of aircraft.

Boeing 727 photo

Boeing 727 photo

Boeing 727, received the form of a monoplane with a low-shaped swept-shaped wing, three turbojet engines located in the rear fuselage and a "T" -shaped tail assembly also swept. Since the plane was supposed to be used on small landing strips, it was equipped with advanced wing mechanization with Kruger three-slot flaps. This design allows the aircraft to remain stable at low speeds of flight, for example during landing. The passenger cabin of the airliner was able to accommodate a passenger seat in two 131 classes. Initially, the aircraft used a power plant of three Pratt & Whitney JT8D-1 engines, each with a load of 59,9 kN. But then the Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7 motors were used with a 62,3 kN thrust.

Boeing 727 also became the first aircraft company «Boeing» installed auxiliary power unit (APU). On Boeing 727 it was applied Avionics and production companies «Honeywell» and «Rockwell Collins» with electromechanical dashboard.

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The first modification of the aircraft received the designation Boeing 727-100. A test version of the plane rose into the air in February 9 1963 years. In December of the same year it was received US FAA Certificate of Airworthiness. 9 February first production commercial airplane Boeing 727-100 entered the airline «Eastern Airlines».

In addition to the passenger version, cargo versions were produced - Boeing 727-100F and Boeing 727-100C, as well as the convertible cargo and passenger version of the Boeing 727-100QC (Quick Change).

The development of the Boeing 727-100 led in August 1965, to the creation of an elongated version of the aircraft, known as the Boeing 727-200. The length of the aircraft increased to 46,69 meters. The number of passenger seats in the two-class configuration has increased to 145 passenger seats. Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9 motors with 64 kN were installed on this version.

The first flight of the Boeing 727-200 took place on July 27 1967. And 14 December 1967 this plane made the first commercial flight. Like the Boeing 727-100, the Boeing 727-200 has a cargo and convertible version - the Boeing 727-200F and Boeing 727-200QC, respectively.

On the basis of the Boeing 727-200, the Boeing 727-200 Advanced version was produced, having an increased flight range to 4000 kilometers. Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17R engines with 77 kN are installed on this version.

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Production of the aircraft version of the Boeing 727-100 was discontinued in the 1973 year.

The release of the remaining models lasted until the 1984 year. Over the entire production period, 1832 units of the Boeing 727 aircraft were built.

To date, about 200 Boeing 727 aircraft are in operation. Most of the remaining aircraft are used in the freight market.

Specifications aircraft Boeing 727-100

  • The first flight of Boeing 727-100: 9 February 1963 year
  • Years of production Boeing 727-100: c 1963 1973 year on year
  • Length: 40,59 m.
  • Height: 10,36 m.
  • Wingspan: 32,92 m.
  • Empty weight: 36560 kg.
  • Wing area: 157,90 sq.m.
  • Cruising speed: 960 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 995 km / h..
  • Economical cruising speed: 917 km. / H.
  • Ceiling: 11500 m.
  • Range with full load: 4300 km.
  • Engines: 3 turbojets Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7 (62,3 kN)
  • Length of takeoff: 1770 m.
  • path length: 1465 m.
  • Crew: 2-3 person
  • Number of seats: 131 seats in two classes.

Specifications aircraft Boeing 727-200

  • The first flight of Boeing 727-200: 27 1967 year in July
  • Years of production Boeing 727-200: c 1967 1984 year on year
  • Length: 46,69 m.
  • Height: 10,36 m.
  • Wingspan: 32,92 m.
  • Empty weight: 44600 kg.
  • Wing area: 157,90 sq.m.
  • Cruising speed: 960 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 995 km / h..
  • Economical cruising speed: 917 km. / H.
  • Ceiling: 13000 m.
  • Range with full load: 3100 km.
  • Engines: 3 turbojets Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9 (64 kN)
  • Length of takeoff: 1770 m.
  • path length: 1575 m.
  • Crew: 2-3 person
  • Number of seats: 145 seats in two classes.

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