Giant Boeing 747 Vertical Takeoff
The Boeing 747 represented an unprecedented advancement in aviation with its conception and construction. By providing fewer airplanes with more carrying capacity, the need to ease congestion at airports ᴄᴏᴘing with the influx of a larger traveling public was to be addressed. It was necessary to use an airplane with a carrying capacity twice as large as the current workhorses, the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC8. The Jumbo was so created.
The development of High By-Pass Turbo Fan engines, which were able to provide substantially higher thrust at a significantly lower fuel burn rate than the pure jets in use at the time, allowed for the possibility of creating such a massive aircraft.
The four-engine Boeing 747 was made with safety as a top priority. For systems like hydraulics that have redundancy, a backup system is available in the event that the primary system fails. In case one of the surfaces failed, the aircraft could still be controlled thanks to the dual control surfaces. There were four bogies for the primary landing gear, each with four wheels. In addition to distributing the weight of the aircraft more evenly, this allowed the 747 to make an emergency landing on two opposing bogies.
When compared to other aircraft in use at the time of its initial introduction, the 747 was enormous in every way. For instance, six million pieces, of which half are fasteners, 147,000 pounds (66,150 kg) of high-strength aluminum, 171 miles (274 km) of wiring, and 5 miles (8 km) of tubing are all utilized in its construction.
Let’s take a look at Giant Boeing 747 Vertical Takeoff in the video below: