APRIL 30, 2016 ATLANTA Crews move a retired Boeing 747-400 to the Delta Flight museum Saturday, April 30, 2016. Delta Air Lines Ship 6301 made its final journey to Delta’s Atlanta world headquarters campus in preparation for the Delta Flight Museum's latest exhibit featuring the retired aircraft. KENT D. JOHNSON /kdjohnson@ajc.com #delta747experience
Photo: Kent D. Johnson
Photo: Kent D. Johnson

VIDEO: Here's why Boeing 747s have a giant hump in the front

The hump on the Boeing 747 or “Jumbo Jet” has been around since the 1960s, but why was it there in the first place?

According to Tech Insider, to understand why the iconic hump exists, you should know that the plane is used for both passengers and cargo.

When the plane was first designed to help with storage needs, engineers turned the front of the plane into a giant door. But because the cockpit is also located at the front of the plane, the structure looks like it has a hump.

Watch the video below from Business Insider to learn more about the structure and history of the iconic hump.

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