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  • BOAC 707 Under Lion Rock

BOAC Boeing 707 Limited Edition Photograph - by Aviation Photographer Peter Keating

 

Lion Rock has made Kai Tak in Hong Kong one of the most recognisable airports in the World since it was first developed in the 1920s. It has looked down on thousands of different aircraft, flying with hundreds of different airlines to untold destinations round the world.

 

Here it looks serene, a single BOAC Boeing 707 at rest under the gaze of Lion Rock.  However the late 1960s was a busy time for Kai Tak. While normal services continued the US Air Force and Pan Am were running R&R flights out of Vietnam giving troops much needed breaks from the war zone. Hong Kong had become not only a destination in its own right but a staging post for flights onto Japan, Australia, India, Pakistan and Thailand.


The aircraft is G-APFB, a 707-436, the first of the initial batch of 15 Boeing 707s delivered to BOAC in 1960. It was powered by Rolls Royce Conway engines and could carry up to 189 passengers.  It stayed in service with BOAC until 1974 followed by short stints with Syrian Arab Airlines and British Airtours.  In 1976 it was sold back to Boeing where parts were used in the E-3D Sentry programme and the rest was scrapped.


Two sizes are available. The 13" image is limited to 30 copies, while the 20" version is limited to 20 copies


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BOAC 707 Under Lion Rock

  • Artist: Peter Keating
  • Product Code: CHG-005
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £24.00


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