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Famous Planes: The world's notable passenger, fighter, bomber, experimental, and spy planes

Famous Planes

The world's notable passenger, fighter, bomber, experimental, and spy planes

by David Noland

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Boeing 707: Reagan Air Force One

Passenger Planes

  • Boeing 707
    The world's first successful commercial jetliner
  • Boeing 747
    They've flown more than 3.5 billion passengers, the equivalent of more than half the world's population
  • Concorde
    Its futuristic style and Mach 2 speed made it the darling of the jetset
Piper Cub

Private Planes

  • Piper Cub
    "Flies like a Cub" is still the pilot's ultimate compliment for an airplane
  • Lear Jet 23
    Brainchild of a tinkerer
MiG-15

Fighter Planes

B-52 Stratofortress

Bombers

SR-71 Over Snow Capped Mountains

Experimental and Spy Planes

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