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Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet: books - history and technology

A book on the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Boeing passenger aircraft.

Boeing 747 (Legends of Flight)

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More than half a century ago the Boeing 747 took to the air for the first time; it is considered the first large-capacity civilian airliner. Lovingly nicknamed the "Jumbo Jet," the aircraft quickly became the flagship of any airline that operated it. While sales were initially modest, the unmistakable four-engine jet became a bestseller after much-improved and more-advanced versions became available in the 1980s.

Though recent technological developments have caused the age of the big four-engine passenger jet to slowly come to an end, the elegant 747 is undoubtedly an aviation legend that still turns heads at airports. Sadly, after a 50-year-plus service career, the last 747s are due to come off the factory line in 2022.

The history of the 747's design, development, and operational use is presented in detail in this book, as is its use by many of the world's most famous airlines, including TWA, Pan Am, Lufthansa, Qantas, British Airways, El Al, Air France, and nearly 100 others throughout its long career.
Governments and militaries worldwide have also flown the 747, for missions including ferrying NASA's former space shuttle fleet, and the current US Air Force One presidential aircraft.

Technical specifications for the 747 and its variants, as well as period photographs, bring to life the fascinating history of one of Boeing's most iconic aircraft.

Author:Wolfgang Borgmann
Specs:143 pages, 23 x 23 x 2 cm / 9.1 x 9.1 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:150 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2023)
Series:Legends of Flight
EAN:9780764365102

Boeing 747 - Memories of the Jumbo Jet / Erinnerungen an den Jumbojet

In October 2022, the last Boeing 747 rolled off the production line at the gigantic factory in Everett, USA. After 52 years, production of the 'Jumbo Jet' will come to an end. To mark this significant occasion, Deluis Fine Books has published a unique monograph of this icon of civil aviation.

After years of research, Andreas Spaeth, one of the best-known aviation journalists in Europe, has compiled information, documents and images that have never been shown together before.
Geoffrey Thomas, founder of AirlineRatings.net, provided color photographs from Boeing's factory archives and printed here for the first time.
And 747 pilot and gifted photographer Christiaan van Heijst contributed a breathtaking photo series in which he captured his flying experiences as a "cowboy of the skies".

With its legendary upper deck, the 747 stands for the glamour of flying. At the same time, with more than 500 seats, it made air travel so much more affordable. With smooth flight characteristics, the sheer size and distinctive hump have inscribed themselves in the collective memory.
Any passenger with some interest in airplanes remembers their first flight in the 747 'Jumbo Jet'.

This well designed and lavishly illustrated book tells the story of the "Queen of the Skies" which made history and changed aviation forever.

Author:Andreas Spaeth, Geoffrey Thomas
Specs:304 pages, 19.5 x 28.5 x 2.9 cm / 7.7 x 11.2 x 1.14 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Peter Delius Verlag GmbH & Co KG (D, 2022)
EAN:9783949827006
Book: Boeing 747 - Memories of the Jumbo Jet / Erinnerungen an den Jumbojet

Boeing 747 - Memories of the Jumbo Jet / Erinnerungen an den Jumbojet

Language: English + German

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Boeing 747 - 50 Years of an Aviation Icon

Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, aviation specialist Ingo Bauernfeind's new Boeing 747 history celebrates more than half a century of an enduring aviation icon that has changed commercial aviation since its maiden flight in 1969.
With personal accounts written by former pilots and crew members, it covers the aircraft's early history and development, its groundbreaking technology and systems, its remarkable and distinguished commercial career and the numerous variants that have expanded its role and capabilities far beyond those originally intended by its designers.

Thanks to ongoing improvements and upgrades, new 747s continue to roll off the production line today and this incredibly durable and reliable aircraft looks set to remain at the forefront of civil aviation for the foreseeable future.

Author:Ingo Bauernfeind
Specs:176 pages, 26 x 19.5 x 1.3 cm / 10.25 x 7.7 x 0.51 in, hardback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:Mortons Media Group (GB, 2021)
EAN:9781911658528
Book: Boeing 747 - 50 Years of an Aviation Icon

Boeing 747 - 50 Years of an Aviation Icon

Language: English

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Boeing 747 - Ikone der Passagierluftfahrt / Icon of Passenger Aviation

Hardly anyone does not know the legendary "Jumbo Jet" - the giant, four-engine aviation icon that has been considered the long-haul, wide-body aircraft par excellence since 1969 and revolutionized aviation. Unmistakable in its external appearance, the giant flies to this day - more than half a century after its first flight!

With rare pictures, exciting information and insights, Ingo Bauernfeind describes the development and global airline use of the Boeing 747 in this volume from the beginning until today. The content is rounded off by several video clips that can be viewed using QR codes.

Author:Ingo Bauernfeind
Specs:224 pages, 24 x 30.5 cm / 9 x 12 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2021)
EAN:9783613043497
Book: Boeing 747 - Ikone der Passagierluftfahrt / Icon of Passenger Aviation

Boeing 747 - Ikone der Passagierluftfahrt / Icon of Passenger Aviation

Language: English + German

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50 Jahre Boeing 747 - Alles zum legendären Jumbo-Jet

Vermutlich hätte beim Erstflug 1969 nicht einmal Boeing gedacht, dass dieses Flugzeug eine so lange und erfolgreiche Karriere vor sich haben würde. Wie das damals größte Passagierflugzeug die Luftfahrt revolutionierte, welche finanziellen und technologischen Wagnisse Boeing und Erstkunde PanAm eingingen, was der A380 für die 747 bedeutet und vieles mehr wird spannend und unterhaltsam erzählt.

Das Jubiläumswerk mit der kompletten Geschichte, reich bebildert. Mit Infos aus erster Hand.

Author:Dietmar Plath, Jens Flottau
Specs:192 pages, 27.5 x 22.5 cm / 10.8 x 8.9 in, hardback
Illustrations:220 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:GeraMond Verlag (D, 2019)
EAN:9783956131080
Book: 50 Jahre Boeing 747 - Alles zum legendären Jumbo-Jet

50 Jahre Boeing 747 - Alles zum legendären Jumbo-Jet

Language: German

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Tiger 747

Tiger 747 tells the story of the Boeing 747 in service with the Flying Tiger Line, Seaboard World and Federal Express, with an individual history of the thirty-four jumbos operated.
An in-depth historical essay covers the history of the airline, starting with the American Volunteer Group pilots in China in World War 2 that evolved into a fly-by-night cargo outfit in the propliner era, growing in size and sophistication until the Flying Tiger Line was a global brand in air cargo in the golden days of the jet age; with an in-depth look at Seaboard World and Fedex who make up a vital part of the story.
A second epic chapter covers the 747 from the early days of the Boeing Airplane Co in the early days of powered flight right up to the latest models, with an emphasis on the 747 Classic.

This unique book also includes technical information and descriptions, and pilot and crew memories. An essential addition to every aviation enthusiast's bookshelf.

Author:Guy Van Herbruggen, Charles Kennedy
Specs:208 pages, 23.5 x 23.5 x 2.7 cm / 9.25 x 9.25 x 1.06 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Astral Horizon Press (GB, 2017)
EAN:9780993260469
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