Air France Boeing 707-328 F-BHSB "Chateau de Chambord".

Between 1957 and 1992 Boeing delivered 855 707s in all three versions: 120, 320 and 420 intercontinental airliners. No fewer than 725 of these aircraft, delivered between 1957 and 1978, were for commercial use. Boeing 707-328 F-BHSB was the eighty-first 707 off the production lines and first flew on November 14, 1959. It was delivered to Air France on December 12, 1959, and named “Chateau de Chambord”.
Sierra Bravo was leased to Cameroon Airlines in December 1971 and then returned to Air France in June 1974.
In June 1975, F-BHSB was withdrawn from service and stored at Paris-Orly, where it was broken up in 1977.

Bibliography:
“Classic Early Jet Liners 1958-1979”.
Image:

  1. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/Boeing_707-328%2C_Air_France_AN0792170.jpg
  2. http://www.flickriver.com/photos/xsacman/7001987205/ (link for the registration letters).
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@Boeing707 suppose you would like this one ;)

Anyways, nice livery and aircraft, I must say.

Btw, is this a feature request? If so, move it to #features ;)

I guess Air France could have worn this livery on one of their 747s for their final flight.
I write this because I thought people would like reading about the aircraft by some airlines in the past, so that´s why it´s in Real World Aviation.

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I’d like it more if it didn’t have straight pipes.

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What do you mean?

It’s slang for the early Pratt turbojets put on the 707-120s, -220s, and in this case, -320s. They look like, well, straight pipes or cigarettes if you prefer. My personal adjective is cigarette but more people use straight pipe:

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Timeless photo by the amazing Jon Proctor of a Pan Am 707-120 with straight pipes at the Worldport.

Another shot of straight pipes by Jon Proctor:

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The “Normal” turbofans:

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Jon Proctor again

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