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Shuttle Engine
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Shuttle Engine
The Space Shuttle Main Engine is the most reliable and highly tested large rocket engine ever built....
First Flight of the second Hughes XF-11
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First Flight of the second Hughes XF-11
The Hughes XF-11 was designed to be a fast, long-range reconnaissance aircraft for the U.S. Army. The...
Hughes H-1 Racer Test Flight, US Transcontinental Record Flight
BI46688 (BIV15_H-1_01)
Hughes H-1 Racer Test Flight, US Transcontinental Record Flight
On Sept. 13, 1935, one month after its first flight, Howard Hughes flew the H-1 Racer over a specially...
XB-28 (NA-63) Stratosphere Bomber
BI46656 (BIV15_XB-28_01)
XB-28 (NA-63) Stratosphere Bomber
The XB-28 (NA-63) was an experimental high altitude bomber equipped with a pressurized cabin. First flown...
P-51 Mustangs Set Transcontinental US Flight Record, 1944
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P-51 Mustangs Set Transcontinental US Flight Record, 1944
Two North American Aviation P-51 Mustangs, piloted by US Army flyers Col. Clair Peterson and Lt. Col....
North American Aviation A-36 Invader Footage
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North American Aviation A-36 Invader Footage
The North American Aviation A-36 Invader was the ground-attack/dive bomber version of the company's P-51...
Douglas A-1 Skyraider in Flight B-roll
BI46598 (BIV15_A-1_01)
Douglas A-1 Skyraider in Flight B-roll
First of the Skyraider series, the single-place AD-1 (later designated the A-1) was delivered in 1946....
McDonnell Aircraft F2H Banshee
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McDonnell Aircraft F2H Banshee
The U.S. Navy’s F2H Banshee was first ordered on March 1945, shortly after the first flight of the FH-1...
Stearman Model 80/81 Footage
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Stearman Model 80/81 Footage
Stearman Aircraft Inc. was founded in 1926 by Lloyd Stearman in Venice, CA where he built the first Stearman...
Boeing P-26 Peashooter B-roll (includes Boeing B-9)
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Boeing P-26 Peashooter B-roll (includes Boeing B-9)
The plucky little P-26 “Peashooter” first flew March 20, 1932. It was the first Boeing all-metal, low-wing...
Boeing B-9 Bomber B-roll
BI46484 (BIV15_B-9_01)
Boeing B-9 Bomber B-roll
The Boeing B-9 bomber was the earliest plane based on the advanced, extremely aerodynamic Monomail design...
Replica of B&W Seaplane
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Replica of B&W Seaplane
The B & W was the first Boeing product, named after the initials of its designers, William Boeing and...
Boeing Model 40 Footage
BI45888 (BIV15_Model40_01)
Boeing Model 40 Footage
The first Model 40 was built for a 1925 U.S. Post Office competition as a replacement for the converted...
North American Aviation P-51D Mustang Flight Line
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North American Aviation P-51D Mustang Flight Line
The P-51D became the most widely produced variant of the Mustang. The P-51D started arriving in Europe...
P-51B/C Mustang and A-36A Invader Striking Ground Targets
BI45731 (BIV15_P-51_07)
P-51B/C Mustang and A-36A Invader Striking Ground Targets
Although first designed for the British as a medium-altitude fighter, the Mustang excelled in hedge-hopping...
North American Aviation P-51D Mustang Assembly Line
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North American Aviation P-51D Mustang Assembly Line
The North American prototype, NA-73X, was first flown on Oct. 26, 1940. The XP-51 first flight occurred...
North American Aviation P-51D Mustang Factory Test Flight
BI45717 (BIV15_P-51_02)
North American Aviation P-51D Mustang Factory Test Flight
The P-51D became the most widely produced variant of the Mustang. The P-51D started arriving in Europe...
North American Aviation P-51 Mustang Factory Test Flight
BI45716 (BIV15_P-51_01)
North American Aviation P-51 Mustang Factory Test Flight
The North American prototype, NA-73X, was first flown on Oct. 26, 1940. The XP-51 first flight occurred...
Boeing Vertol CH-47A Chinook in Action, 1960s
BI45646 (BIV15_CH-47A_01)
Boeing Vertol CH-47A Chinook in Action, 1960s
The Chinook is a multi-mission, heavy-lift transport helicopter.

No other helicopter in the world can...
Boeing Vertol YHC-1B Flight Demonstration, 1961
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Boeing Vertol YHC-1B Flight Demonstration, 1961
In 1960, Boeing bought Vertol, a helicopter manufacturer in Philadelphia, Pa. The company had three tandem-rotor...
B-29 Superfortress at Boeing Field During World War II
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B-29 Superfortress at Boeing Field During World War II
Boeing submitted the prototype for the B-29 Superfortress long-range heavy bomber (Model 345) to the...
Boeing 767-2C First Flight B-roll, December 28, 2014
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Boeing 767-2C First Flight B-roll, December 28, 2014
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker test program...
Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser B-roll
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Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser B-roll
After World War II was over, Boeing re-entered the commercial market with a new long-range airliner,...
Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser Airline B-roll
BI44591 (BIV14_Model377_03)
Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser Airline B-roll
After World War II was over, Boeing re-entered the commercial market with a new long-range airliner,...
A-1 Skyraider on Douglas El Segundo Flight Ramp, 1950s
BI44512 (BIV14_A-1_01)
A-1 Skyraider on Douglas El Segundo Flight Ramp, 1950s
First of the Skyraider series, the single-place AD-1 (later designated the A-1) was delivered in 1946....
Douglas DC-5
BI44426 (BIV14_DC-5_01)
Douglas DC-5
The DC-5 prototype and four production DC-5s were built before World War II. The 16-seat airliner featured...
Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner in Service with PanAm and TWA
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Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner in Service with PanAm and TWA
The Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner was the world's first high-altitude commercial transport and the first...
Testing the 747-100 Prior to First Flight, 1969
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Testing the 747-100 Prior to First Flight, 1969
Ground tests and taxi tests performed on the 747-100 prior to first flight in February 1969.
Boeing 307 Stratoliner in Arizona Prior to Restoration, Warming Engines
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Boeing 307 Stratoliner in Arizona Prior to Restoration, Warming Engines
The Stratoliner was the first airplane with hydraulically boosted control surfaces (elevators and rudder)...
B-29 Superfortress Parked on Apron
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B-29 Superfortress Parked on Apron
Boeing submitted the prototype for the B-29 long-range heavy bomber to the Army in 1939, before the United...
NAA SNJ-5 on Tarmac
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NAA SNJ-5 on Tarmac
The North American T-6 Texan two-place advanced trainer was the classroom for most of the Allied pilots...
Model 40 Mail Plane with Women
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Model 40 Mail Plane with Women
The first Model 40 was built for a 1925 U.S. Post Office competition as a replacement for the converted...
AH-64D Apache Longbow in Arizona Desert
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AH-64D Apache Longbow in Arizona Desert
The U.S. Army uses the Apache Longbow to fulfill attack helicopter and reconnaissance requirements. Featuring...
AH-64D Apache Longbow in the Arizona Desert
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AH-64D Apache Longbow in the Arizona Desert
The AH-64D Apache Longbow, produced by Boeing in Mesa, AZ, features fully integrated avionics and weapons...
Crew Starting B-29 Superfortress Engines
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Crew Starting B-29 Superfortress Engines
The B-29 was the first bomber with a pressurized crew babin allowing for high-altitude missions carrying...
Early Hughes Helicopter (TH-55 Osage, 200/268/300) on Tarmac
BI220318 (hs7447_hughes)
Early Hughes Helicopter (TH-55 Osage, 200/268/300) on Tarmac
Early Hughes Helicopter (TH-55 Osage, 200/268/300), Profile View
Space Shuttle Main Engine
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Space Shuttle Main Engine
The Space Shuttle Main Engine is the most reliable and highly tested large rocket engine ever built....
MA-5A Propulsion System
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MA-5A Propulsion System
The MA-5A is an uprated version of the liquid propellant, pump-fed Atlas booster propulsion system. The...
RS-27A Propulsion System
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RS-27A Propulsion System
The 207,000-lb thrust RS-27, powering the Delta Launch Vehicle, has compiled one of the most consistent...
Crew Return Vehicle
BI216008 (s3f40h)
Crew Return Vehicle
DPS Fire (CRV)
Black Knight CH-46E Sea Knight at MCAS New River
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Black Knight CH-46E Sea Knight at MCAS New River
In addition to moving troops and equipment in Marine combat assault missions, the Sea Knight is used...
787 Dreamliner Engine Run Test
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787 Dreamliner Engine Run Test
In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, the 787 Dreamliner will provide airlines...
Boeing Phantom Ray Pre-flight Preparations
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Boeing Phantom Ray Pre-flight Preparations
With a 50-foot wingspan and measuring 36 feet long, Phantom Ray was designed and developed by Boeing...
The 10,000th P-51, a P-51D Mustang
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The 10,000th P-51, a P-51D Mustang
The early versions of the fast and powerful P-51 Mustang looked very different from the P-51D and later...
B-29 Superfortress Preparing for Takeoff
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B-29 Superfortress Preparing for Takeoff
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, the most technologically advanced airplane produced during World War II,...
B-17C Flying Fortress on the Ground at Night
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B-17C Flying Fortress on the Ground at Night
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bomber fleets darkened European skies,...
AT-6/SNJ Trainer with Propeller Spinning
BI24014 (na1253)
AT-6/SNJ Trainer with Propeller Spinning
The rugged AT-6 Texan (Harvard) trainers served with American military services for 25 years and in more...
Looking up at the Elegant Model 377 Stratocruiser
BI23742 (p7122)
Looking up at the Elegant Model 377 Stratocruiser
The 377 Stratocruiser was the last of the Boeing propeller-powered luxury airliners. Known as the “First...
Cars Parked Behind Stratoliner, 1938
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Cars Parked Behind Stratoliner, 1938
The Boeing 307 Stratoliners had noble names: Rainbow, Comet, Flying Cloud, Cherokee, Comanche, Zuni,...
Douglas World Cruiser in Muskogee Oklahoma Field
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Douglas World Cruiser in Muskogee Oklahoma Field
Ordered by the U.S. Army Air Service, Douglas built five Douglas World Cruisers to attempt the first...
Around the World Flight
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Around the World Flight
Ordered by the U.S. Army Air Service, Douglas built five Douglas World Cruisers to attempt the first...
Spinning 717-200 Turbofan Engine Fan Blades
BI27678 (040903Z_255)
Spinning 717-200 Turbofan Engine Fan Blades
The 717 is a full-size twinjet designed specifically for the short-range, 100-seat regional airline market...
Spinning 717-200 Turbofan Engine Fan Blades
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Spinning 717-200 Turbofan Engine Fan Blades
The 717 is a full-size twinjet designed specifically for the short-range, 100-seat regional airline market...
Spinning 717-200 Turbofan Engine Fan Blades
BI27682 (040903Z_257)
Spinning 717-200 Turbofan Engine Fan Blades
The 717 is a full-size twinjet designed specifically for the short-range, 100-seat regional airline market...
717-200 Turbofan Engine Fan Blades
BI27684 (040903z_258)
717-200 Turbofan Engine Fan Blades
The 717 is a full-size twinjet designed specifically for the short-range, 100-seat regional airline market...
Spinning 717-200 Turbofan Engine Fan Blades
BI27686 (040903z_259)
Spinning 717-200 Turbofan Engine Fan Blades
The 717 is a full-size twinjet designed specifically for the short-range, 100-seat regional airline market...
Test Firing of Experimental Rocket Motor
BI25778 (704-41-160a)
Test Firing of Experimental Rocket Motor
A post-war development was the formation of North American Aviation Missiles Division, originally the...
FJ-4F Fury Rocket Motor Test
BI212188 (h81-8224a)
FJ-4F Fury Rocket Motor Test
The North American Aviation FJ-1 Fury, the first of a series of four Navy aircraft, was a single-engine,...
FJ-4F Fury Rocket Motor Test
BI212190 (h81-8224b)
FJ-4F Fury Rocket Motor Test
The North American Aviation FJ-1 Fury, the first of a series of four Navy aircraft, was a single-engine,...
P-51D Mustang On Ground
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P-51D Mustang On Ground
North American Aviation's powerful and agile P-51 was the first single-engine aircraft based in England...
Underside of B-17G Flying Fortress
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Underside of B-17G Flying Fortress
In response for the Army’s request for a large, multiengine bomber, the B-17 (Model 299) prototype, financed...
CH-46A Sea Knight in Tall Grass
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CH-46A Sea Knight in Tall Grass
The CH-46 Sea Knight tandem rotor helicopter is used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and other nations...
CH-46A Sea Knight on Aircraft Carrier
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CH-46A Sea Knight on Aircraft Carrier
The CH-46 Sea Knight tandem rotor helicopter is used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and other nations...
P-82 Twin Mustang Betty Joe with Spectators
BI211030 (naa1037)
P-82 Twin Mustang Betty Joe with Spectators
The North American P-82 Twin Mustang was the climactic development of a long series of the famous World...
P-82 Twin Mustang Betty Joe with Spectators
BI211032 (naa1038)
P-82 Twin Mustang Betty Joe with Spectators
The North American P-82 Twin Mustang was the climactic development of a long series of the famous World...
P-82 Twin Mustang on Apron with Crouching Men
BI211034 (naa1873)
P-82 Twin Mustang on Apron with Crouching Men
The North American P-82 Twin Mustang was the climactic development of a long series of the famous World...
Late Model P-51 Mustang in Front of North American Aviation Plant
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Late Model P-51 Mustang in Front of North American Aviation Plant
First flown in 1940, North American Aviation’s powerful and agile P-51 was the first single-engine aircraft...
Ramjet Test at Boeing Propulsion Laboratory
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Ramjet Test at Boeing Propulsion Laboratory
Ramjet Test at Boeing Propulsion Laboratory
Ramjet Test at Boeing Propulsion Laboratory
BI210972 (p6719)
Ramjet Test at Boeing Propulsion Laboratory
Ramjet Test at Boeing Propulsion Laboratory
Boeing F3B-1 on Ground
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Boeing F3B-1 on Ground
The prototype for the F3B-1 fighter was the XF3B-1 (Model 74), but after Navy tests, the Model 74 was...
Too Close to Model 307 Stratoliner
BI210746 (hs1016)
Too Close to Model 307 Stratoliner
The Boeing 307 Stratoliners had noble names: Rainbow, Comet, Flying Cloud, Cherokee, Comanche, Zuni,...
Engine Test on a Lend-Lease B-25 Mitchell
BI210288 (84-136)
Engine Test on a Lend-Lease B-25 Mitchell
Named after General 'Billy' Mitchell, America's foremost supporter of air power, the B-25 Mitchell first...
B-25 Mitchell Engine Runup
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B-25 Mitchell Engine Runup
Named after General 'Billy' Mitchell, America's foremost supporter of air power, the B-25 Mitchell first...
B-25 Mitchell on Flight Test Ramp
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B-25 Mitchell on Flight Test Ramp
Named after General 'Billy' Mitchell, America's foremost supporter of air power, the B-25 Mitchell first...
B-17E Flying Fortress on Apron in Front of Train
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B-17E Flying Fortress on Apron in Front of Train
The Boeing B-17E of 1941. The B-17E was the first "offensive" model of the Flying Fortress family. It...
B-17E Flying Fortress on Apron, Train in Background
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B-17E Flying Fortress on Apron, Train in Background
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
Early Hughes Helicopter, TH-55 Osage, Series 200/268/300
BI210228 (hs7446)
Early Hughes Helicopter, TH-55 Osage, Series 200/268/300
Early Hughes Helicopter (TH-55 Osage, 200/268/300), Front 3/4 View
XB-47 Stratojet JATO Test
BI210016 (p7403)
XB-47 Stratojet JATO Test
At the time of its first flight, Dec. 17, 1947, the B-47 Stratojet represented a radical departure from...
XB-47 Stratojet JATO Test
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XB-47 Stratojet JATO Test
At the time of its first flight, Dec. 17, 1947, the B-47 Stratojet represented a radical departure from...
377 Stratocruiser with engines running
BI29914 (p7063)
377 Stratocruiser with engines running
The 377 Stratocruiser was the last of the Boeing propeller-powered luxury airliners. Known as the First...
377 Stratocruiser on Tarmac with Engines Running
BI29926 (p7173)
377 Stratocruiser on Tarmac with Engines Running
The 377 Stratocruiser was the last of the Boeing propeller-powered luxury airliners. Known as the First...
F.VII A-3M Byrd Arctic Expedition Aircraft, "Josephine Ford"
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F.VII A-3M Byrd Arctic Expedition Aircraft, "Josephine Ford"
The Fokker VII A-3M Byrd arctic expedition aircraft was nicknamed "Josephine Ford" after the daughter...
A-36 Invader Engine Runup
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A-36 Invader Engine Runup
North American Aviation's powerful and agile P-51 was the first single-engine aircraft based in England...
CAB-1 Stearman Coach
BI23292 (4c)
CAB-1 Stearman Coach
Stearman Aircraft Inc. was founded in 1926 by Lloyd Stearman in Venice, CA where he built the first Stearman...
XB-19 Behemoth on Tarmac with Propellors Turning
BI2484 (lkb174)
XB-19 Behemoth on Tarmac with Propellors Turning
Douglas B-19 Behemoth (1937-1941): The B-19 was an experimental long-range bomber that was the largest...
XB-19 Behemoth with Onlookers
BI2492 (lkb227)
XB-19 Behemoth with Onlookers
Douglas B-19 Behemoth (1937-1941): The B-19 was an experimental long-range bomber that was the largest...
XB-19 Behemoth on Tarmac
BI2504 (lkb85)
XB-19 Behemoth on Tarmac
Douglas B-19 Behemoth (1937-1941): The B-19 was an experimental long-range bomber that was the largest...
A-26 Invader with Props Turning
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A-26 Invader with Props Turning
Douglas A-26/B-26 Invader (1942-1946): The A-26 was a sleek attack plane that could carry double the...
B-17 Flying Fortress on the Ground
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B-17 Flying Fortress on the Ground
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
B-17G Flying Fortress on Flight Line
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B-17G Flying Fortress on Flight Line
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
B-17G Flying Fortress on the Ground
BI2592 (c171465)
B-17G Flying Fortress on the Ground
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
B-17G Flying Fortress Line Up
BI2594 (c171466)
B-17G Flying Fortress Line Up
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
B-17G Flying Fortress on the Ground
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B-17G Flying Fortress on the Ground
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
B-17G Flying Fortress on Tarmac with Propellers Running
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B-17G Flying Fortress on Tarmac with Propellers Running
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
B-17F Flying Fortress on Flight Ramp
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B-17F Flying Fortress on Flight Ramp
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
Pre-flight for  the DC-5
BI2642 (lk364)
Pre-flight for the DC-5
Douglas DC-5 (1939-1941): Development of the DC-5 and the DC-4 began at the same time, but the DC-5 went...
DC-5 Boarding Passenger
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DC-5 Boarding Passenger
Douglas DC-5 (1939-1941): Development of the DC-5 and the DC-4 began at the same time, but the DC-5 went...
Blue Angels Fat Albert Airlines at St. Louis
BI2678 (c35-1898-51)
Blue Angels Fat Albert Airlines at St. Louis
The blue-and-gold paint scheme is immediately recognizable. The heart-stopping aerobatics are famous....
A20 (DB-7/A-20 Boston/Havoc) Preparing to Takeoff
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A20 (DB-7/A-20 Boston/Havoc) Preparing to Takeoff
Douglas A-20 Havoc (1938-1944): The Douglas A-20 Havoc attack bomber, designed for both medium and low-level...
DC-6 Preparing for Takeoff
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DC-6 Preparing for Takeoff
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
DC-7 Ready for First Flight
BI2304 (a3553)
DC-7 Ready for First Flight
Douglas DC-7 (1953-1958): On May 18, 1953, Douglas introduced the DC-7, a larger and faster airliner...
DC-5 Ready for Takeoff
BI2414 (lk14)
DC-5 Ready for Takeoff
Douglas DC-5 (1939-1941): Development of the DC-5 and the DC-4 began at the same time, but the DC-5 went...
Executive DC-3 Ground Maintenance
BI21476 (69183)
Executive DC-3 Ground Maintenance
The DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the...
DC-3 on Tarmac
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DC-3 on Tarmac
The DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the...
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