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Five engined Boeing 747 BOAC Classic at Zurich Klotten in May 1972

BOAC Boeing 747-136 5 engine ferry into ZRH MAY 1972

Back in the 1960s and 1970s aircraft manufacturers devised special engine pods so that passenger jetliners could easily transport a spare engine between locations, often during the course of a schedule flight. The first generation jetliners including the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 were factory engineered for this special engine carrying capability. Special hard points […]