United Air Lines  Boeing 720-022   N7206U         (c/n   17912)


                                     Recognizing that Boeing had scooped Douglas on putting jets into the air first, United had already
                                     ordered a fleet of medium range 720s even before the DC-8s were delivered.  These started coming
                                     on line in 1960.  My shot was taken in the summer of that year at United's maintenance area at LAX
                                     (adjacent to Western's hangar area).   This aircraft had been named "Mainliner T. Claude Ryan"  in
                                     honor of the pioneer airman who helped forge the company in the the 1920s.