Section of a Boeing 747, 1973.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
This section of fuselage is from 747-SR-46 which was supplied to Japan Air Lines on 21st December, 1973. The 747, or Jumbo Jet, as it is popularly known, is the world's largest and best-known jet airliner. The first 747 was delivered to Pan-American Airlines (Pan-Am) in 1966, and updated and improved versions continue to be made today. A Standard Cirrus glider is visible in the foreground.