The Boeing 720B

With the launch of the Jet Age with its 707-100 series, Boeing soon found itself at a competitive disadvantage with Douglas, who already had an established world-wide network of agents, representatives and salesmen to market its DC-8 jet. To counter this, according to Ron Davies in Pan Am-An Airline and Its Aircraft, Boeing produced what it…

American Airlines Flight 96, June 11, 1972; The Paris DC-10 Crash 1974

At 1919:48 local time on a cool summer’s evening, American Airlines Flight 96 lifted off from runway zero three right (03R) at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport. The date was 11 June 1972. Flight 96 was a DC-10 (Series 10) scheduled service from Detroit to Buffalo and was lightly loaded with only 56 passengers and 11 crew.…

Martin B-57

Bombers with Pakistan Air Force Role: Tactical bomber Manufacturer: Martin First flight: 20 July 1953 Introduction: 1954 Retired: 1983 (USAF); 1985 (Pakistan) Status: Retired (3 still used by NASA) Primary users     United States Air Force Pakistan Air Force Republic of China Air Force Number built: 403 Unit cost: US$1.26 million (B-57B) Developed from: English Electric…