Boeing 747-200
Boeing 747-200

Boeing 747-200. A photo. Video. Interior layout. Characteristics. Reviews.



The wide-body, long-haul aircraft Boeing 747-200, is a logical development of the aircraft Boeing 747-100And differs from the latter, the presence of more powerful engines, higher takeoff weight and increased flight range. On the creation of Boeing 747-200, affected by the increase in passenger traffic and demand for long-distance international transport of high load.

The Boeing 747-200, like its predecessor, has the shape of a monoplane with a low swept wing, under which four turbojet engines are located in the nacelles. The aircraft has a double-deck structure. Moreover, the upper deck is much shorter than the lower one. The first Boeing 747-200 models, on the upper deck, had three windows on each side, like on the 747-100 version, but later, subsequent passenger aircraft began to be equipped with ten windows on the second deck on each side.

Boeing 747-200 photo

Boeing 747-200 434

The Boeing 747-200 was first introduced in 1970. The first flight took place in October 1970. The basic version of the aircraft was the passenger Boeing 747-200B, which was commissioned in February 1971. During the first three years of production, the Boeing 747-200 was equipped with four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4G2s turbojet engines with a thrust of about 243,5 kN. The flight range of the first versions with these engines, at full load, was 9700 kilometers. Later aircraft, the Boeing 747-200B, used General Electric CF6-50E2s turbojet engines with a thrust of 233,5 kN, as well as RB211524-D4s engines with a thrust of 236,2 kN, manufactured by RollsRoyce. The flight range of versions with new engines reached 11000 kilometers. At maximum load, the flight range of the Boeing 747-200B is about 10670 kilometers.

The aircraft cabin in a three-class configuration can accommodate 366 passenger seats. The number of passenger seats in the business plus economy configuration is 423 seats. In the maximum, single-class cabin layout, the passenger capacity is 490 seats.

Later, based on the basic version of the Boeing 747-200B, several aircraft modifications were produced. So in 1971, a cargo version of the aircraft was produced, which received the designation Boeing 747-200F. In this model, access to the cargo compartment is through the upward lifting of the nose cone. Also, some versions of this aircraft have an additional cargo door measuring 3,04 x 3,4 meters, which is located immediately behind the wing on the left side. In the cargo hold of the Boeing 747-200F, it is possible to carry cargo weighing up to 113 tons. The first Boeing 747-200F was commissioned in 1972, to the airline "Lufthansa».


Boeing 747-200 photo salon

Boeing 747-200 Salon

It has been released and a convertible version of the aircraft, designated the Boeing 747-200C. This version allows you to convert the passenger compartment in the cargo compartment and vice versa. mixed interior configuration is also possible. Boeing 747-200C can be optionally equipped with additional cargo door or a folding nose cone.

Version Boeing 747-200M, is a combined version of the aircraft and can simultaneously carry both passengers and payload on the rear fuselage.

In total, by the end of production in 1991, 393 Boeing 747-200 units, of all versions, had been built. Of these, 225 were passenger aircraft. Today, many aircraft remain in service with airlines, although most of the passenger Boeing 747-200s have been converted to cargo options.


Boeing 747-200 interior scheme

Boeing 747-200 interior scheme


Boeing 747-200 aircraft specifications:

  • Production Years: c 1970 1991 year on year
  • Length: 70,66 m.
  • Height: 19,33 m.
  • Wingspan: 59,64 m.
  • The width of the passenger compartment: 6,1 m.
  • Empty weight: 169960 kg.
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 374850 kg.
  • Wing area: 510,90 sq.m.
  • Cruising speed: 895 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 975 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 13750 m.
  • Range: 10670 km.
  • Engines: 4 x turbojet engine Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4G2s (243,5 kN), General Electric CF6-50E2s (233,5 kN), RollsRoyce RB211524-D4s (236,2 kN)
  • Crew: 3 people (pilot 2, 1 flight engineer)
  • Number of seats: 490 seats in economy class


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