08 January 2012 @ 12:14 pm
StratoCruiser = Boeing 377  
With Write_Light's recent ad collection,

Here are a few more Ad's featuring the Boeing 377.
It was designed after the successful WWII B-29 bomber, as seen below.

Vaguely Masculine In Form




Stratocruiser


The 377 was one of the first aircraft to have a lower lounge and bar. Making it a double level aircraft.

AOA

1949 ... president special

 
 
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noluck_boston: Betty Whitenoluck_boston on January 8th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
gone
Sadly none were saved.

A few were transformed into Super Guppies.

They would make bulbs tops to hold new aircraft for manufacturing and transportation.

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http://www.allaboutguppys.com/mg/atmg/atmg1.htm

Interestingly, when Airbus started production, Boeing's main competitor, it had to use Super Guppies. This meant that every Airbus was born out of a Boeing.

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Warphammerwarphammer on January 8th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
Re: gone
While it'd be nice to see one with an old airline interior and smooth nose, you can go see non-K C-97s all over the place at museums. Saw one just the other week:
From Pima Air and Space Museum - Pass 1
...not including the same museum's Super Guppy, etc, etc. I'm more miffed we don't have the XC-99 any more. Or one of the Constitutions. :)
noluck_bostonnoluck_boston on January 8th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
Re: gone
That's the Hospital/Medic Plane right? I think I have seen it all white with the res cross?
superfan1superfan1 on January 10th, 2012 05:05 am (UTC)
Re: gone
That really sad and unfortunate. :(
Geek Queen: cm garcia plaid1geek_queen on January 9th, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
Cool. I especially like the Pan Am ad for The President Special. I wish I could take that overnight flight to both Paris and London.
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