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Left side view of the Model 247-D in 1934
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Left side view of the Model 247-D in 1934
Hailed as the first modern airliner, the Boeing 247 of 1933 marked the emergence of fast, comfortable...
The Boeing P-26 and the Boeing Model 247 on the tarmac side by side
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The Boeing P-26 and the Boeing Model 247 on the tarmac side by side
The plucky little P-26 “Peashooter” first flew March 20, 1932. It was the first Boeing all-metal, low-wing...
Fokker Aircraft Corporation - Fokker F-32
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Fokker Aircraft Corporation - Fokker F-32
Fokker Aircraft Corporation - Fokker F-32. The four engine Fokker F-32 from 1929 could carry 24 passengers....
Boeing P-12E in Flight Formation
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Boeing P-12E in Flight Formation
U.S. Army Boeing P-12E in flight formation. Designed during 1928, the carrier-based F4B-series for the...
Boeing P-12E in Flight Formation
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Boeing P-12E in Flight Formation
U.S. Army Boeing P-12E in flight formation. Designed during 1928, the carrier-based F4B-series for the...
Boeing P-12E on Runway
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Boeing P-12E on Runway
U.S. Army Boeing P-12E on runway. Designed during 1928, the carrier-based F4B-series for the U.S. Navy...
Boeing P-12C on Runway
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Boeing P-12C on Runway
U.S. Army Boeing P-12C on runway on September 6, 1930. Designed during 1928, the carrier-based F4B-series...
Boeing P-12C on Runway
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Boeing P-12C on Runway
U.S. Army Boeing P-12C on runway September 6, 1930. Designed during 1928, the carrier-based F4B-series...
Boeing P-12E on Runway
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Boeing P-12E on Runway
Boeing P-12E on runway on September 19, 1931. Designed during 1928, the carrier-based F4B-series for...
Boeing P-12C Engine Cowl Ring
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Boeing P-12C Engine Cowl Ring
Engine cowl ring on a Boeing P-12C on September 9, 1930. Designed during 1928, the carrier-based F4B-series...
Hughes H-1 Racer Test Flight, US Transcontinental Record Flight
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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...
The NA-21 Dragon (B-21) Experimental Bomber
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The NA-21 Dragon (B-21) Experimental Bomber
The experimental NA-21 Dragon was North American's first venture into multiengine design. It was a high-altitude...
NA-16 and AT-6 Texan Scenes
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NA-16 and AT-6 Texan Scenes
The rugged AT-6 Texan (Harvard) trainers served with American military services for 25 years and in more...
Boeing Model 247 Airline Service, 1930s
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Boeing Model 247 Airline Service, 1930s
The revolutionary Boeing Model 247, developed in 1933, was an all-metal, twin-engine airplane and the...
Boeing XB-15 First Flight, October 15, 1937
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Boeing XB-15 First Flight, October 15, 1937
The mammoth Boeing XB-15 began in 1934 as a design study for the Army to see if it was possible to build...
Boeing Hangar at Boeing Field, October 1931
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Boeing Hangar at Boeing Field, October 1931
Parked outside the Boeing hangar at Boeing Field, P-12E fighters await delvery to the U.S. Army Air Corps...
Stearman Model 6/YBT-5 Cloudboy Footage
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Stearman Model 6/YBT-5 Cloudboy Footage
Stearman Aircraft Inc. was founded in 1926 by Lloyd Stearman in Venice, CA where he built the first Stearman...
Stearman M-2 Speedmail Footage
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Stearman M-2 Speedmail Footage
The Stearman M-2 Speedmail was a single-seat mail-carrier aircraft with two large cargo compartments...
Stearman Kaydet Model S76D1
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Stearman Kaydet Model S76D1
Between 1936 and 1944, Boeing built 8,584 Kaydets, in all versions, plus the equivalent of 2,000 more...
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...
Stearman Kaydet Footage
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Stearman Kaydet Footage
The Kaydet, the two-seater biplane introduced by Stearman Aircraft Division of Boeing in Wichita, Kan.,...
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...
Douglas B-7 Bomber
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Douglas B-7 Bomber
Douglas B-7 was the company’s first monoplane bomber, originally designed as an observation aircraft,...
Boeing B-9 Bomber B-roll
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Boeing B-9 Bomber B-roll
The Boeing B-9 bomber was the earliest plane based on the advanced, extremely aerodynamic Monomail design...
General Aviation Assembly Line at Dundalk, Maryland
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General Aviation Assembly Line at Dundalk, Maryland
This facility in Dundalk, Maryland was home to the Fokker Aircraft Company of America, a subsidiary of...
General Aviation Factory at Dundalk, Maryland
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General Aviation Factory at Dundalk, Maryland
This facility in Dundalk, Maryland was home to the Fokker Aircraft Company of America, a subsidiary of...
Aerial view of Berliner-Joyce (North American Aviation) Factory in Dundalk, Maryland
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Aerial view of Berliner-Joyce (North American Aviation) Factory in Dundalk, Maryland
Berliner-Joyce Aircraft operated this 58,000 square foot facility near Logan Field in Dundalk, Maryland....
Berliner-Joyce (General Aviation) Factory in Dundalk, Maryland
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Berliner-Joyce (General Aviation) Factory in Dundalk, Maryland
Berliner-Joyce Aircraft operated this 58,000 square foot facility near Logan Field in Dundalk, Maryland....
YO-27 Production Line on November 1, 1932
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YO-27 Production Line on November 1, 1932
The YO-27 bomber prototype produced by the General Aviation Corporation was derived from the Fokker O-27...
1939 Production North American Ad
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1939 Production North American Ad
1939 Production North American ad.
1939 Five World Record Boeing Ad
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1939 Five World Record Boeing Ad
1939 Five World Record with 4 Engine Boeings ad.
1932 Pioneer Aerobats Made the F2B-1 Famous Boeing Ad
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1932 Pioneer Aerobats Made the F2B-1 Famous Boeing Ad
1932 Pioneer Aerobats Made the F2B-1 Famous Boeing ad.
1939 Douglas Builds Wings for the Navy Ad
BI45664 (1939 DOUGLAS - NEWSWEEK by Hackman)
1939 Douglas Builds Wings for the Navy Ad
1939 Douglas Builds Wings for the Navy ad.
1931 Why Did This Squadron Win Boeing Ad
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1931 Why Did This Squadron Win Boeing Ad
1931 Why Did This Squadron Win Boeing ad.
1931 The Navy Knows Boeing Ad
BI45662 (1931 BOEING - AERO DIGEST)
1931 The Navy Knows Boeing Ad
1931 The Navy Knows Boeing ad.
1930 Nothing Discourages a Boeing 40-B4 Ad
BI45661 (1930 BOEING - WESTERN FLYING)
1930 Nothing Discourages a Boeing 40-B4 Ad
1930 Nothing Discourages a Boeing 40-B4 ad.
1930 Douglas The Name is Not Enough Ad
BI45660 (1930 DOUGLAS - WESTERN FLYING)
1930 Douglas The Name is Not Enough Ad
1930 Douglas The Name is Not Enough ad.
Page 1 of Jack Frye Letter to Donald Douglas
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Page 1 of Jack Frye Letter to Donald Douglas
Introduction of the DC-1 (Douglas Commercial Model One) in 1933 marked the beginning of 64 years of continuous...
Page 2 of Jack Frye Letter to Donald Douglas
BI44932 (DC-1 TWA JACK FRYE_ P.2)
Page 2 of Jack Frye Letter to Donald Douglas
Introduction of the DC-1 (Douglas Commercial Model One) in 1933 marked the beginning of 64 years of continuous...
Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
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Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
The A-17 started as an attack version of the Northrop Gamma and was designed principally for export....
Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
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Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
The A-17 started as an attack version of the Northrop Gamma and was designed principally for export....
Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
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Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
The A-17 started as an attack version of the Northrop Gamma and was designed principally for export....
Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
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Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
The A-17 started as an attack version of the Northrop Gamma and was designed principally for export....
Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
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Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
The A-17 started as an attack version of the Northrop Gamma and was designed principally for export....
Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
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Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
The A-17 started as an attack version of the Northrop Gamma and was designed principally for export....
Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
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Douglas DB-8A-5 on El Segundo Flight Ramp
The A-17 started as an attack version of the Northrop Gamma and was designed principally for export....
Boeing Model 314 Clipper Assembly and Testing
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Boeing Model 314 Clipper Assembly and Testing
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
Boeing Model 314 Clipper Takeoffs, Landings, Taxi, Cargo Load
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Boeing Model 314 Clipper Takeoffs, Landings, Taxi, Cargo Load
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
Boeing Model 314 Clipper in Flight
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Boeing Model 314 Clipper in Flight
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
Slow Motion of Boeing Model 314 Clipper Taxi and Landing
BI44543 (BIV14_Model314_04)
Slow Motion of Boeing Model 314 Clipper Taxi and Landing
The whale-shaped Boeing Model 314 flying boat took cruise ship elegance into the air. Luxurious amenities...
Douglas Aircraft Santa Monica, 1930s
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Douglas Aircraft Santa Monica, 1930s
On Nov. 30, 1928, Douglas incorporated his business as the Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc. and moved to the...
Douglas B-18 Bolo Assembly Line
BI44436 (BIV14_B-18_01)
Douglas B-18 Bolo Assembly Line
The twin-engine B-18 Bolo was the first Douglas medium bomber. It was a combat version of the DC-2 commercial...
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...
Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner Development Testing
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Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner Development Testing
The Stratoliner was the first airplane to have a flight engineer as a member of the crew. The engineer...
Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner Returns for Restoration, 1994
BI44395 (BIV14_Model307_03)
Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner Returns for Restoration, 1994
The last remaining Stratoliner, the Flying Cloud, was purchased by the Smithsonian's National Air and...
Douglas DC-2 B-roll
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Douglas DC-2 B-roll
Inspired by the technical success of the DC-1, the DC-2 was introduced less than a year after the DC-1's...
Restored Boeing Model 247
BI44338 (BIV14_Model247_02)
Restored Boeing Model 247
The revolutionary Boeing Model 247, developed in 1933, was an all-metal, twin-engine airplane and the...
Boeing Model 247 Factory
BI44336 (BIV14_Model247_01)
Boeing Model 247 Factory
The revolutionary Boeing Model 247, developed in 1933, was an all-metal, twin-engine airplane and the...
Boeing Model 247 Number 5 Test Flight
BI44335 (BIV14_Model247_03)
Boeing Model 247 Number 5 Test Flight
The revolutionary Boeing Model 247, developed in 1933, was an all-metal, twin-engine airplane and the...
Douglas DC-3 Skysleeper Transport
BI44286 (BIV14_DC-3_06)
Douglas DC-3 Skysleeper Transport
The first DC-3 built was the Douglas Skysleeper Transport, and it was the height of luxury. Fourteen...
Douglas DC-3 Assembly Line
BI44285 (BIV14_DC-3_05)
Douglas DC-3 Assembly Line
The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized...
Douglas DC-3 Assembly Line, 1930s
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Douglas DC-3 Assembly Line, 1930s
The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized...
Delivery of 100th Douglas Transport, a DC-2 (1935)
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Delivery of 100th Douglas Transport, a DC-2 (1935)
Inspired by the technical success of the DC-1, the DC-2 was introduced less than a year after the DC-1's...
Boeing Air Transport Facilities, Chicago Municipal Airport, 1930s
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Boeing Air Transport Facilities, Chicago Municipal Airport, 1930s
In March 1931 Boeing Air Transport, National Air Transport, Varney Airlines and Pacific Air Transport...
Boeing Plant II, circa 1938
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Boeing Plant II, circa 1938
In March 1936 The Boeing Airplane Co. bought 28 acres on Marginal Way in Seattle, between Boeing Field...
Model of Boeing Model 326 Afloat, Top View
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Model of Boeing Model 326 Afloat, Top View
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Model of Boeing Model 326 Afloat
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Model of Boeing Model 326 Afloat
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Model on Stand
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Boeing Model 326 Model on Stand
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Model on Stick
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Boeing Model 326 Model on Stick
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Structures Illustration
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Boeing Model 326 Structures Illustration
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Lounge Area
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Boeing Model 326 Lounge Area
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Lavatory
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Boeing Model 326 Lavatory
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Stairwell
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Boeing Model 326 Stairwell
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Dining Area
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Boeing Model 326 Dining Area
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Cross Section Illustration
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Boeing Model 326 Cross Section Illustration
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Cabin Layout Design
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Boeing Model 326 Cabin Layout Design
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Three-View
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Boeing Model 326 Three-View
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Illustration
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Boeing Model 326 Illustration
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Three-View Line Drawing
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Boeing Model 326 Three-View Line Drawing
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Glassview Illustration
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Boeing Model 326 Glassview Illustration
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Model 326 Cutaway Illustration
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Boeing Model 326 Cutaway Illustration
The Boeing Model 326 pressurized double-deck flying boat was designed in response to a 1937 Pan American...
Boeing Air Transport Office, San Francisco, 1930s
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Boeing Air Transport Office, San Francisco, 1930s
In March 1931 Boeing Air Transport, National Air Transport, Varney Airlines and Pacific Air Transport...
Boeing Air Transport Office, Chicago, 1930s
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Boeing Air Transport Office, Chicago, 1930s
In March 1931 Boeing Air Transport, National Air Transport, Varney Airlines and Pacific Air Transport...
Boeing Air Transport Office, Seattle, 1930s
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Boeing Air Transport Office, Seattle, 1930s
In March 1931 Boeing Air Transport, National Air Transport, Varney Airlines and Pacific Air Transport...
Douglas O-46A Line Art
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Douglas O-46A Line Art
Douglas' first observation monoplane was the XO-31, an all-metal, single-engine, straight-wing aircraft...
North American Aviation BT-9C Parked on Airfield
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North American Aviation BT-9C Parked on Airfield
The BT-9 "Yale" Army Air Corps basic trainer evolved from North American Aviation's NA-16, the last prototype...
North American Aviation BT-9
BI42061 (bt-9 20.201-48)
North American Aviation BT-9
The BT-9 "Yale" Army Air Corps basic trainer evolved from North American Aviation's NA-16, the last prototype...
Douglas Sleeper Transport In Flight
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Douglas Sleeper Transport In Flight
The DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the...
North American NJ-1 (NA-28) on Ramp
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North American NJ-1 (NA-28) on Ramp
The BT-9 "Yale" Army Air Corps basic trainer evolved from North American Aviation's NA-16, the last prototype...
North American NJ-1 (NA-28) on Ramp, Side View
BI42039 (nj-1 20.201-76)
North American NJ-1 (NA-28) on Ramp, Side View
The BT-9 "Yale" Army Air Corps basic trainer evolved from North American Aviation's NA-16, the last prototype...
Boeing 307 Stratoliner Flying Above the Clouds
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Boeing 307 Stratoliner Flying Above the Clouds
The Boeing Model 307 pressurized cabin allowed the airplane to soar (220 mph cruising speed) above rough...
Boeing 307 Stratoliner Flies Over Mt. Rainier
BI42030 (sj-33_retouched)
Boeing 307 Stratoliner Flies Over Mt. Rainier
The Stratoliner was the first airplane with hydraulically boosted control surfaces (elevators and rudder)...
Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner Cutaway
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Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner Cutaway
The Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner was the world's first high-altitude commercial transport and the first...
Boeing 307 Stratoliner Radio Officer's Station
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Boeing 307 Stratoliner Radio Officer's Station
Boeing 307 Stratoliners were the world's first fully pressurized commercial airliners. They were able...
Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2B Ellsworth "Polar Star"
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Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2B Ellsworth "Polar Star"
The Douglas/Northrop Gamma was a sleek, all-metal aircraft that led to a series of military light-attack...
Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2B Ellsworth "Polar Star" In Flight over California Coast
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Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2B Ellsworth "Polar Star" In Flight over California Coast
The Douglas/Northrop Gamma was a sleek, all-metal aircraft that led to a series of military light-attack...
Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2B Ellsworth "Polar Star" in Flight
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Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2B Ellsworth "Polar Star" in Flight
The Douglas/Northrop Gamma was a sleek, all-metal aircraft that led to a series of military light-attack...
Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2A "Sky Chief"
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Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2A "Sky Chief"
The Douglas/Northrop Gamma was a sleek, all-metal aircraft that led to a series of military light-attack...
Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2B Ellsworth "Polar Star"
BI42000 (gamma-es-87)
Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2B Ellsworth "Polar Star"
The Douglas/Northrop Gamma was a sleek, all-metal aircraft that led to a series of military light-attack...
Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2A "Sky Chief"
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Douglas/Northrop Gamma 2A "Sky Chief"
The Douglas/Northrop Gamma was a sleek, all-metal aircraft that led to a series of military light-attack...
Boeing XP-9
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Boeing XP-9
The XP-9, Boeing Model 96, was the company's first monoplane fighter aircraft.
Boeing XP-9 Left Side
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Boeing XP-9 Left Side
The XP-9, Boeing Model 96, was the company's first monoplane fighter aircraft.
North American O-47
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North American O-47
The O-47 was a single-engine, mid-wing observation monoplane developed to meet U.S. Army Air Force requirements....
North American Aviation O-47
BI41744 (20.201-118)
North American Aviation O-47
The O-47 was a single-engine, mid-wing observation monoplane developed to meet U.S. Army Air Force requirements....
North American NA-21 Dragon Taking Off
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North American NA-21 Dragon Taking Off
The experimental NA-21 Dragon was North American's first venture into multiengine design. It was a high-altitude...
North American NA-21 Dragon
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North American NA-21 Dragon
The experimental NA-21 Dragon was North American's first venture into multiengine design. It was a high-altitude...
C-110/R3D (DC-5) with B-18 Bolo
BI41737 (lk189)
C-110/R3D (DC-5) with B-18 Bolo
Only five civilian DC-5s were built as the Douglas Aircraft Co. turned its attention to military airplanes....
Howard Hughes with H-1 Racer
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Howard Hughes with H-1 Racer
On Sept. 13, 1935, one month after its first flight, Howard Hughes flew the H-1 Racer over a specially...
NA-16 Prototype on the Ground
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NA-16 Prototype on the Ground
North American Aviation's first airplane, the NA-16, made its first flight in 1935. The production version...
Y1B-9A, B-9 Prototype, in Flight with XP-936, P-26 Peashooter Prototype
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Y1B-9A, B-9 Prototype, in Flight with XP-936, P-26 Peashooter Prototype
In 1931, Boeing introduced the B-9 airplane, which featured the first-of-its-kind monoplane design for...
DC-3/C-47 in Flight
BI214894 (d1h50h)
DC-3/C-47 in Flight
Douglas DC-3 was the most popular airplane in the sky. By 1939, an estimated 90 percent of worldwide...
Model 40 Mail Plane with Women
BI222829 (3744b)
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...
Boeing 314 Clipper Takes Off
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Boeing 314 Clipper Takes Off
The Boeing 314 Clipper of 1938 represents the pinnacle of romance in air travel. This was the largest...
Boeing 314 Clipper Taking Off
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Boeing 314 Clipper Taking Off
The Boeing 314 Clipper of 1938 represents the pinnacle of romance in air travel. This was the largest...
Boeing 314 Clipper Takeoff
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Boeing 314 Clipper Takeoff
The Boeing 314 Clipper of 1938 represents the pinnacle of romance in air travel. This was the largest...
Boeing 314 Clipper Galley
BI223453 (11114b)
Boeing 314 Clipper Galley
The Model 314 had a 3,500-mile range and made the first scheduled trans-Atlantic flight June 28, 1939....
Pilot Station on the Boeing 314 Clipper Flight Deck
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Pilot Station on the Boeing 314 Clipper Flight Deck
Boeing built 12 Model 314s between 1938 and 1941. At the outbreak of World War II, the Clipper was drafted...
B-17 Flying Fortress Manufacturing
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B-17 Flying Fortress Manufacturing
Boeing plants built a total of 6,981 B-17s in various models, and another 5,745 were built under a nationwide...
B-17 Flying Fortress Manufacturing
BI223935 (p4842)
B-17 Flying Fortress Manufacturing
Boeing plants built a total of 6,981 B-17s in various models, and another 5,745 were built under a nationwide...
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