Qantas 707: Exclusive new colour images.

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July 29, 2019

Qantas 707. We celebrate 60 years of jet travel for Australia’s major airline with a colour tribute to the magnificent Boeing 707 with some never seen before images.

A number of these pictures have been a colourized by Benoit Vienne the rest are from Boeing’s Historical archives.

Read: Sixty years of jet travel with Qantas

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Qantas’s first 707 rolls out of the Seattle factory. Credit: Boeing Historical Archives.
The first Qantas 707 is towed to the flight-line. Boeing Historical Archives
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The first Qantas 707 on the flight-line. Boeing Historical Archives
First Flight of Qantas’s first 707-138. Boeing Historical Archives
First Flight of Qantas’s first 707-138. Boeing Historical Archives
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First Flight of Qantas’s first 707-138. Boeing Historical Archives
First Flight of Qantas’s first 707-138B with fan-jet engines with a new livery. Boeing Historical Archives
First Flight of Qantas’s first 707-138B with fan-jet engines with a new livery. Boeing Historical Archives
Qantas’s first 707-138B with crew Boeing Historical Archives colourised by Benoit Vienne
Delivery flight of Qantas’s first 707-138 with executives from Boeing and Qantas. Boeing Historical Archives colourised by Benoit Vienne.
Boeing picture parade with 747, 707-338 and 737 prototype visiting Sydney.
Qantas’s first 707 now resides at the Qantas Founders Museum at Longreach Queensland. A must-see visit.