A few nice China machining large parts images I found:
An employee in the drill-press section of North American’s huge machine shop runs mounting holes in a large dural casting, Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 (“Billy Mitchell”) bomber, used in General Doolittle’s raid on Tokyo, a
Image by The Library of Congress
Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.
An employee in the drill-press section of North American’s huge machine shop runs mounting holes in a large dural casting, Inglewood, Calif. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 ("Billy Mitchell") bomber, used in General Doolittle’s raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe
1 transparency : color.
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.
World War, 1939-1945
Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.
Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Part Of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Collection 12002-38 (DLC) 93845501
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Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a35306
Call Number: LC-USW36-262
Iberia 747-256B EC-DNP
Image by caribb
A Blast from the Past
-A terrasse with a view LOL 🙂 There used to be annual air shows at Mirabel where part of the airport tarmac was used as a static display area for military and some commercial planes. I loved it because you could still get really close to scheduled flights like this Iberia 747-200 that for many years flew MAD-YUL-MEX… thus the little outdoor café right there in front of the 747… Imagine this today LOL….!!? there’s just no way, the world isn’t as innocent anymore. Still though I was lucky enough to experience this and get this cool shot and enjoy the air show. I marked on the photo "Spring 1983"
*Airplanes 101* (See Airplanes 101 Set)
Name: Boeing 747-200,
Manufacturer: Boeing (USA) .
Main Role: large capacity long range mainline jetliner
Basic design: Four engines double aisle wide body jet. Knows as a "Jumbo Jet"
Capacity: Roughly 395-500 passengers
Range: 9000km -12700km
First delivery date: 1970
Still in production in 2006: No
Easily confused for: ..nothing. It’s unique to itself but these two models can be easily confused for the 747-300 and 747-400.
Main identifying points: Look for the the "hump" or second floor at the front of the plane that houses the cockpit and upper deck cabin f the aircraft. Also the fact there are passenger seats more forward than the cockpit. No other jetliner has these features. Everything else is secondary: A very large and massive tail, 4 very large wing mounted engines. The 747-100 and 747-200 have antennae located a
at the wingtips facing backwards (seen best from under the plane on the ground while it’s in flight), 4 sets of main undercarriage landing gear. Early models of the -100 only had 3 second floor windows on each side of the upper deck. Later models have a regular set of closely positioned windows instead. Both versions has a standard short length upper deck compared to the 747-400 whose deck was lengthened significantly.
Examples of Main Operators: Today the 747-100 is pretty much out of service. They may be cargo carriers still flying it. JAL, ANA and I believe Northwest still fly the occasional 747-200. The main operators of it’s day were Pan Am, TWA, Lufthansa, BOAC, Air France, Air Canada, JAL, Qantas, Varig, United, Continental, Air India, Sabena, Swissair, SAS, Alitalia, Olympic among many.
For more pics of 747 aircraft see the Boeing 747 group here at Flickr