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Looking Back - Early Years of the Boeing 747

Cargo carriers apart and a small number of the last version, the 747-8i, Boeing's Queen of the Skies has departed the airways for most passenger services, with the COVID-19 pandemic hastening the aircraft's demise. With the help of photographers around the world, we take a look at the early years of the Boeing 747

Above: The unique main gear of the 747

Adrian Pingstone

1) Rollout! The giant is revealed to an astounded world


2) The airline that started it all

Ken Fielding