Boeing 720


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The Boeing 720 is a four-engined medium-range narrowbody airliner with a capacity of maximum 165 passengers produced by the American manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The Boeing 720 is a shortened and lighter variant of the Boeing 707.
Passengers149, max. 165 (720-025)
Propulsion4 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney JT3C-7
Engine Power (each)53,4 kN12000 lbf
Speed1009 km/h545 kts
  627 mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 0.82
Service Ceiling12.802 m42.000 ft
Range5.800 km3.132 NM
3.604 mi.
Empty Weight50.258 kg110.800 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight103.872 kg229.000 lbs
max. Landing Weight79.379 kg175.000 lbs
Wing Span39,88 m130 ft 10 in
Wing Area234,0 m2519 ft
Length41,30 m135 ft 6 in
Height12,62 m41 ft 5 in
First Flight23.11.1959
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1959-1969
Total Production154
Developed from707
ICAO CodeB720
IATA CodeB72
Data for (Version)Boeing 720
Variants720 (707-020), 720B (707-020B)