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Boeing 707-100

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TAN SON NHUT AIR BASE, SAIGON, VIETNAM 1966 PAN AM Boeing 707 just airborne.

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Gary Schenauer
And another 5 * click, Sam. Amazing! You took this 50 YEARS ago, using film, a picture of a moving airborne aircraft, from a distance, in a war-zone environment, and yet your photo here is so clear that it is possible to read five of the six numerals in the registration. Heck, this half-century-old shot of yours is better quality than some of the blurry and fuzzy junk being posted by photographers today who are using 21st century digital cameras; cameras that literally take no skill to use because the technology in the camera does ALL the work. Super photo here, Sam. (A tip of my hat to you.)
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Incidentally, the reg number on this one is N72?PA. That one number is somewhat indistinct: to me, it looks like it is either a "0," a "4," or a "6." If it is N720PA, it is "Clipper Fairwind"; if it is N724PA, it is "Clipper Mercury"; and if it is N726PA, it is "Clipper Westward Ho."
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Added note: The name "Clipper Fairwind" was later assigned to another Pan Am fleet aircraft, a B747.
SAM PIERCEPhoto Uploader
Thanks to everyone for the views, votes and comment, they are appreciated.

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