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This shot of United Arab Emirates Boeing 747SP-31, A6-SMM, an ex-TWA and American Airlines plane, clearly shows the shortened fuselage of the SP series that resulted in a smoother cross-sectional area rule and reduced transonic drag. This photo was taken in July 1999. (Al Hansen collection, AAHS-S128564)

 

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