Aircraft Photo of VH-EBH | Boeing 707-138B | Qantas | AirHistory.net #7557
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-EBH
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 707
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 707-100 (C-137)
Aircraft Version:Boeing 707-138B
C/n (msn):18067 / 201
Operator / Titles:Qantas
Aircraft Name:City of Darwin
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
 
Photo Date:October 1965 to December 1965
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 7557
Photo Comment

VH-EBH was delivered to Qantas in July 1961 and withdrawn from use in June 1968. It then sat around Sydney airport for more than a year until sold to British West Indian Airways as 9Y-TDC. The 707-138B was shorter than the normal 707-100, tailor-made for Qantas and in some ways akin to the 747SP in trading capacity for range. But by 1968 improved airports meant the 707-300 could flying all the routes and with better seat-mile costs. Several of Qantas' 13 707-138Bs ended up as corporate aircraft.

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