Douglas DC-7C The "Seven Seas"


Perhaps the DC-7-C The "Seven Seas" was the best piston engine airliner ever build. But the days were counted before the first service started. It went into service just two and a half year before "Pan Am makes the world going great", with the Boeing B707-121 the first jet in service. Knowing of the new jets Pan Am ordered just 13 of the "Seven Seas".

Type Douglas DC-7-C The "Seven Seas"
Engines 4 Wright R-3350 (3400hp each) 
Max gross take off weight 143,000 lb
Range  4000 statute miles
Lenght, Span, Height 112ft, 128ft, 32ft
Speed 355 mph
Seats 84