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Your selected aircraft are compared in side-by-side arrangement below. You can always go back and Compare any two aircraft in our database. Some entries contain '0', 'not available', or an 'NA' value. This is more common with conceptual, experimental, and x-plane designs. Rotary-wing system (i.e. helicopters) values include main rotor diameter as part of width/wingspan measurement. UAV entries may display crew values as '0', not taking into account ground-based controllers.
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SUBJECTS
Boeing 707-320C
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
Boeing 747-200B (Jumbo Jet)
Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
BASICS
ORIGIN
United States
ORIGIN
United States
YEAR
1958 [Diff.-12 yrs]
YEAR
1970 [Diff.+12 yrs]
CREW
9
CREW
3
PRODUCTION
1,010 units [Diff.-474]
PRODUCTION
1,484 units [Diff.+474]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
149.6 ft (45.6 m) [Diff.-82.0 ft]
LENGTH
231.6 ft (70.6 m) [Diff.+82.0 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
145.7 ft (44.4 m) [Diff.-49.8 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
195.5 ft (59.6 m) [Diff.+49.8 ft]
RELATIVE SIZE COMPARISON
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of the screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in the database then the presented shapes may appear skewed.


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Boeing 707-320C
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Boeing 747-200B (Jumbo Jet)
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT.
145,999 lb (66,224 kg) [Diff.-237,605 lb]
EMPTY WT.
383,604 lb (174,000 kg) [Diff.+237,605 lb]
M.T.O.W.
333,592 lb (151,315 kg) [Diff.-499,407 lb]
M.T.O.W.
832,999 lb (377,842 kg) [Diff.+499,407 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
4 x Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7 turbofans developing 19,000 lb of standard thrust each.
4 x Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4G2 OR General Electric CF6-50E2 OR Rolls-ROyce RB211-524D4 engines delivering 54,750lbf, 52,500lbf and 53,000lbf of thrust respectively.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
551 mph (886 kph) [Diff.-37 mph]
SPEED
587 mph (945 kph) [Diff.+37 mph]
RANGE
4,300 miles (6,920 km) [Diff.-4,042 miles]
RANGE
8,342 miles (13,425 km) [Diff.+4,042 miles]
CEILING
38,993 ft (11,885 m) [Diff.-6,007 feet]
CEILING
45,000 ft (13,716 m) [Diff.+6,007 feet]
ARMAMENT
None.
None.
GOING FURTHER
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