Only one modern commercial jetliner has 3 engines mounted on the tail: the Boeing 727. Place your mouse over the red links below to see the illustration highlighted.
- Boeing produced the 727 from 1964 to 1984, over 1,800 in all. Less than 220 remain in service worldwide, flown mostly by small cargo airlines and a handful of VIP charters. They are not very fuel efficient and require a 3-person cockpit crew.
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