Boeing 747-200: Aircraft Review

I haven’t done these in a while, but nevertheless I’ll do one today. I’ve had to travel back in time to witness such a sight, Back to 1974.


Price: $7.99 (Australian Dollar)
Liveries: 14
Airport Restriction: Charlie


ICAO Designator: B742
Engines: Pratt and Whitney JT9D
Wake Turbulence: Heavy
MTOW: 833,000lbs
MLW: 383,000lbs

#Test Aircraft

Airline: Pan Am
Registration: N730PA
Airport: KPAE


The 1970’s was a great time, Clubbing, Afros and also aviation. Aviation in 1974 lead to tragedy, when Turkish 981 (A DC-10) crashed outside of Paris killing 346. But it was also great as this big bundle of joy first flew.

There are many distinct features. The most obvious is the shortened “hump”, and also the 6 Windows on the upper level on the KLM B742, which can also be seen on the original 747-100. This 747 is the Grandad of the newest 747-8.

Its got more vintage feels in the cockpit, which had many working objects but lacks 3D Character, such as on the Airbus A320 Family. The liveries it has, some retro and some modern. But the character it has is amazing. This is truely a classic.

#The Bottom Line

According to Boeing707, this aircraft is perfect in every way. Even though most of these beautiful heritage aircraft are gone, scrapped or turned into Hotels this is an extraordinary airplane. It might feel too old for you realism fans, that like modern day technology, but all the technology has to start somewhere!


Excellent review. Do have any other aircraft in mind?

Well it’s quite obvious what’s coming next. If you don’t know, I’m not going to tell so you can find out! ;)

I know, the Spitfire! Or the 747-400.

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You don’t know what I plan next. You’ll find out in a couple of days! ;)

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I believe that he’s carrying on with Rotate’s method. IAPs first, then free.


I’m only doing commercial aircraft at the moment.

I had forgotten that. Seems to be the most logical method.


More would be great!

Tip: Accept PM’s about what people say about airplanes. You could possibly discover something new!

For example:
The -200 has a large back part of the cockpit, while the -8 does not(due to better technology)

Once I saw that picture Jonny Nash’s 1972 hit ‘I can see clearly now’ started playing in my head.

Nice Review

The only word needed to review this aircraft is perfection.


Agreed, mate.

Which (if any) liveries on IF are still in use today?

Air Canada, Alitalia, Iberia, KLM, SAS, South African Airways, Olympic Airlines, Japan Airlines, Iran Air and Pakistan International Airlines.

But some of those are outdated now. I meant if the livery was still in use, not the airline :)

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Most airlines (if not all) have rebranded themselves with a new, more “fluid” logo, but the old liveries may be applied on special occasions though.

This plane is one of my favorites, especially the Alitalia livery.

If you count Air Force One, then it

All of the liveries have been outdated except SAA I think.

South African and Iran Air I think. Oh Boeing, by the way I’ve fixed it to include your comment on this aircraft.