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Boeing 747-151 N601US

Boeing 747-151 N601US

This nose section is from a Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-151. First flown in 1970, this 747 was the first built for Northwest and the first 747 to open service across the Pacific. It was retired in 1999.
Gift of Northwest Airlines, Inc.

Credit: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

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