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Air Travel in the 1950s
Air Travel in the 1950s

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B-Series Bombers in Flight, B-52, B-47, B-29 and B-17 Flying Fortress
BI211634 (p17190)
B-Series Bombers in Flight, B-52, B-47, B-29 and B-17 Flying Fortress
The B-17 and the B-29 established Boeing's reputation as a builder of heavy bombers during the WW II...
North American Aviation F-100B Mock-up
BI47197 (84-308)
North American Aviation F-100B Mock-up
After the North American F-100 Super Sabre was in production, the design was reconfigured to meet Air...
North American Aviation YF-107 on Assembly Line
BI47196 (212-0-1K)
North American Aviation YF-107 on Assembly Line
After the North American F-100 Super Sabre was in production, the design was reconfigured to meet Air...
Test of External Wing Fuel Tanks on B-47B Stratojet
BI47192 (p11968)
Test of External Wing Fuel Tanks on B-47B Stratojet
The Boeing B-47 was the country's first swept-wing multiengine bomber. It represented a milestone in...
Head-on view of Boeing XB-52 on Test Flight
BI47193 (p13654)
Head-on view of Boeing XB-52 on Test Flight
The Boeing B-52 was the country’s first long- range, swept-wing bomber. By the 21st century, it was in...
Douglas DC-7C in SAS Livery over California Coastline
BI47175 (sm SAS DC-7C)
Douglas DC-7C in SAS Livery over California Coastline


The DC-7 was the last of the Douglas propeller-powered transports. Introduced in May 1953, it entered...
Douglas DC-7C in SAS Livery Crossing California Coastline
BI47173 (sm 250673)
Douglas DC-7C in SAS Livery Crossing California Coastline


The DC-7 was the last of the Douglas propeller-powered transports. Introduced in May 1953, it entered...
SAS DC-7C in Flight along California Coast
BI47172 (sm 250676)
SAS DC-7C in Flight along California Coast


The DC-7 was the last of the Douglas propeller-powered transports. Introduced in May 1953, it entered...
Douglas DC-7 with SAS Livery in Flight
BI47171 (sm 224213)
Douglas DC-7 with SAS Livery in Flight


The DC-7 was the last of the Douglas propeller-powered transports. Introduced in May 1953, it entered...
Brazilian Air Force B-17s Taxiing at Recife Air Base
BI47162 (p41276)
Brazilian Air Force B-17s Taxiing at Recife Air Base
The B-17 Flying Fortress was in service with the Brazilian Air Force from 1951 to 1968. Thirteen B-17s...
McDonnell GAM-72 Quail Decoy Missile
BI47078 (BIV16_GAM-72_01)
McDonnell GAM-72 Quail Decoy Missile
Designed for launching from the bomb bay of a B-47 or B-52, the McDonnell GAM-72 Quail acted as a decoy...
Talos Surface-to-Air Missile System Footage
BI47075 (BIV16_TALOS_01)
Talos Surface-to-Air Missile System Footage
In the late 1940s, in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University, McDonnell evolved the configuration...
McDonnell Hypersonic Missile
BI47073 (BIV16_MHM_01)
McDonnell Hypersonic Missile
In 1954 McDonnell Aircraft began development of test missiles based on the concept of aeroballistic or...
McDonnell GAM-72 Quail on Trailer
BI47040 (d4c-1267)
McDonnell GAM-72 Quail on Trailer
Designed for launching from the bomb bay of a B-47 or B-52, the McDonnell GAM-72 Quail acted as a decoy...
C-133 Cargomaster Missile Load Demonstration
BI47027 (BIV16_C-133_01)
C-133 Cargomaster Missile Load Demonstration
The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster, a four-engine, turboprop transport, was larger and faster than earlier...
C-118 Liftmaster Test Flight
BI47025 (BIV16_C-118_01)
C-118 Liftmaster Test Flight
After the Korean War broke out in 1951, the military ordered DC-6As modified as either C-118A "Liftmaster"...
C-124 Globemaster II B-roll
BI47024 (BIV16_C-124_01)
C-124 Globemaster II B-roll
The C-124 Globemaster II was an improved version of the 1945 Douglas C-74 Globemaster. The C-124 featured...
KC-135 Stratotanker Rollout and First Flight, 1956
BI46951 (BIV16_KC-135_01)
KC-135 Stratotanker Rollout and First Flight, 1956
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
367-80 Aerial Refueling Tests
BI46950 (BIV16_367-80_01)
367-80 Aerial Refueling Tests
The prototype of the KC-135 Stratotanker was nicknamed the ''Dash 80'' It served 18 years as a flying...
KC-135 Flight Testing in the 1950s
BI46949 (BIV16_KC-135_02)
KC-135 Flight Testing in the 1950s
The KC-135 was the only jet airplane designed specifically for aerial refueling. More than 732 KC-135s...
KC-97 Stratofreighter Refuels B-47 and B-52
BI46922 (BIV16_KC-97_01)
KC-97 Stratofreighter Refuels B-47 and B-52
After the war Boeing developed the Model 367, a military transport based on the B-29 bomber. Its civilian...
T-2 Buckeye B-roll
BI46918 (BIV16_T-2_01)
T-2 Buckeye B-roll
North American's T-2C Buckeye jet trainer aircraft were used by the Naval Air Training Command to conduct...
Piasecki HUP-1 and -2 Retriever B-roll
BI46817 (BIV16_HUP_01)
Piasecki HUP-1 and -2 Retriever B-roll
The HUP-1 Retriever was a tandem-rotor, single-engine rescue and utility helicopter built by Piasecki...
US Army H/CH-21 Shawnee in Action
BI46808 (BIV16_H-21_02)
US Army H/CH-21 Shawnee in Action
The H/CH-21 Shawnee/Vertol 44 was the first helicopter to make a nonstop transcontinental flight across...
Piasecki H-21 Flight Testing
BI46810 (BIV16_H-21_01)
Piasecki H-21 Flight Testing
The H/CH-21 Shawnee/Vertol 44 was the first helicopter to make a nonstop transcontinental flight across...
USAF H/CH-21 Workhorse in Action
BI46809 (BIV16_H-21_03)
USAF H/CH-21 Workhorse in Action
The H/CH-21 Shawnee/Vertol 44 was the first helicopter to make a nonstop transcontinental flight across...
Vertol VZ-2 (Model 76) Tilt Wing in Flight Test
BI46799 (BIV16_VZ-2_01)
Vertol VZ-2 (Model 76) Tilt Wing in Flight Test
Vertol Experimental Tilt Wing Aircraft developed for NASA program investigating vertical takeoff and...
McDonnell Model 120 Landing Approach
BI46776 (BIV16_MAC 120_01)
McDonnell Model 120 Landing Approach
The McDonnell Model 120 was a multi-engine utility helicopter with a maximum useful load to empy weight...
McDonnell Model 220 Business Jet
BI46777 (BIV16_MAC 220_01)
McDonnell Model 220 Business Jet
Mr. Mac re-designated the Model 119 as the Model 220 to reflect that McDonnell Aircraft had entered its...
Douglas F3D Skyknight B-roll
BI46572 (BIV15_F3D_01)
Douglas F3D Skyknight B-roll
The Douglas F3D Skyknight was the U.S. Navy’s first jet fighter to be strictly dedicated for night interception...
North American F-108 Rapier Mock-up and Illustrations
BI46568 (BIV15_F-108_01)
North American F-108 Rapier Mock-up and Illustrations
The F-108 had a large cranked delta wing and a tall all-moving vertical tailfin. Designated the F-108,...
North American Aviation FJ Fury In Flight
BI46567 (BIV15_FJ Fury_01)
North American Aviation FJ Fury In Flight
The North American Aviation FJ-1 Fury, the first of a series of four Navy aircraft, was a single-engine,...
North American Aviation YF-107 Ultra Sabre B-roll
BI46560 (BIV15_F-107_01)
North American Aviation YF-107 Ultra Sabre B-roll
The YF-107A was the last fighter North American Aviation built for the USAF, and it flew Mach 2 in its...
North American Aviation F-100 Super Sabre B-roll
BI46561 (BIV15_F-100_01)
North American Aviation F-100 Super Sabre B-roll
While the later models of the F-100 Super Sabre had a speed in excess of 1,000 mph, two earlier models,...
McDonnell F3H Demon on USS Ticonderoga
BI46562 (BIV15_F3H_01)
McDonnell F3H Demon on USS Ticonderoga
The F3H Demon was the first swept-wing jet fighter designed by McDonnell Aircraft and the only single-engine...
McDonnell Aircraft F3H Demon B-roll
BI46559 (BIV15_F3H_02)
McDonnell Aircraft F3H Demon B-roll
The F3H Demon was the first swept-wing jet fighter designed by McDonnell Aircraft and the only single-engine...
McDonnell Aircraft F2H Banshee on USS Midway
BI46552 (BIV15_F2H_04)
McDonnell Aircraft F2H Banshee on USS Midway
The U.S. Navy’s F2H Banshee was first ordered on March 1945, shortly after the first flight of the FH-1...
McDonnell Aircraft F2H Banshee Manufacturing and Assembly
BI46551 (BIV15_F2H_02)
McDonnell Aircraft F2H Banshee Manufacturing and Assembly
The U.S. Navy’s F2H Banshee was first ordered on March 1945, shortly after the first flight of the FH-1...
McDonnell Aircraft F2H Banshee in Flight
BI46550 (BIV15_F2H_03)
McDonnell Aircraft F2H Banshee in Flight
The U.S. Navy’s F2H Banshee was first ordered on March 1945, shortly after the first flight of the FH-1...
McDonnell Aircraft F2H Banshee
BI46549 (BIV15_F2H_01)
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...
Douglas DC-6 in Northwest Airlines Livery
BI46508 (BIV15_DC-6_02)
Douglas DC-6 in Northwest Airlines Livery
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
Douglas DC-6 in Trans American Airlines Livery
BI46507 (BIV15_DC-6_03)
Douglas DC-6 in Trans American Airlines Livery
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
Douglas DC-6 in United Air Lines Livery
BI46506 (BIV15_DC-6_01)
Douglas DC-6 in United Air Lines Livery
Douglas DC-6 (1946-1958): Nearly identical to the DC-4 in appearance, the DC-6 was first conceived as...
Douglas DC-7 in Japan Air Lines Livery
BI46505 (BIV15_DC-7_03)
Douglas DC-7 in Japan Air Lines Livery
The DC-7 airplane was the last of the Douglas propeller-powered transports. Introduced in May 1953, it...
Douglas DC-7 in Various Air Line Livery
BI46503 (BIV15_DC-7_04)
Douglas DC-7 in Various Air Line Livery
The DC-7 airplane was the last of the Douglas propeller-powered transports. Introduced in May 1953, it...
Douglas DC-7 in United Air Lines Livery
BI46501 (BIV15_DC-7_01)
Douglas DC-7 in United Air Lines Livery
The DC-7 airplane was the last of the Douglas propeller-powered transports. Introduced in May 1953, it...
Douglas DC-7 in Pan American Airways Lines Livery
BI46502 (BIV15_DC-7_02)
Douglas DC-7 in Pan American Airways Lines Livery
The DC-7 airplane was the last of the Douglas propeller-powered transports. Introduced in May 1953, it...
Boeing 367-80 Refueling B-47 Stratojet
BI46495 (BIV15_B-47_03)
Boeing 367-80 Refueling B-47 Stratojet
The Model 367-80 was the prototype for the 707 passenger jet and the KC-135 jet tanker. Because the prototype...
Douglas B-66 Destroyer Takeoff and Flight
BI46483 (BIV15_B-66_01)
Douglas B-66 Destroyer Takeoff and Flight
The Douglas A3D Skywarrior was the Navy's first twinjet nuclear bomber. The revised U.S. Air Force version...
Boeing Test Pilot Tex Johnston Interviewed by CBS Newsman Douglas Edwards Following Record Setting Flight, 1957
BI46323 (p-18101)
Boeing Test Pilot Tex Johnston Interviewed by CBS Newsman Douglas Edwards Following Record Setting Flight, 1957
The Boeing 707 set a North American transcontinental speed record for passenger flight on March 11, 1957....
Luggage Removed from Boeing 707 in Baltimore Following Record Setting Flight, 1957
BI46325 (p-18105)
Luggage Removed from Boeing 707 in Baltimore Following Record Setting Flight, 1957
The Boeing 707 set a North American transcontinental speed record for passenger flight on March 11, 1957....
Tail of Boeing 707 on Tarmac in Baltimore Following Record Setting Flight, 1957
BI46322 (p-18098)
Tail of Boeing 707 on Tarmac in Baltimore Following Record Setting Flight, 1957
The Boeing 707 set a North American transcontinental speed record for passenger flight on March 11, 1957....
Boeing 707 on Tarmac in Baltimore Following Record Setting Flight, 1957
BI46324 (p-18089)
Boeing 707 on Tarmac in Baltimore Following Record Setting Flight, 1957
The Boeing 707 set a North American transcontinental speed record for passenger flight on March 11, 1957....
T-2 Buckeye Trainers from NAS Patuxent River
BI46317 (h84-175d)
T-2 Buckeye Trainers from NAS Patuxent River
First flown in 1958, T-2 Buckeye (its original designation was T2J-1) jet trainer aircraft were produced...
Vertol Model 107 on Test Flight
BI46106 (49206p)
Vertol Model 107 on Test Flight
In 1960, Boeing bought Vertol, a helicopter manufacturer in Philadelphia, Pa. The company had three tandem-rotor...
Vertol Model 107 Undergoing Static Test
BI46104 (61136p)
Vertol Model 107 Undergoing Static Test
In 1960, Boeing bought Vertol, a helicopter manufacturer in Philadelphia, Pa. The company had three tandem-rotor...
Vertol Model 107 over Niagra Falls on Test Flight
BI46105 (50668p)
Vertol Model 107 over Niagra Falls on Test Flight
In 1960, Boeing bought Vertol, a helicopter manufacturer in Philadelphia, Pa. The company had three tandem-rotor...
F-4 Phantom II Flight Testing
BI46050 (BIV15_F-4_02)
F-4 Phantom II Flight Testing
The McDonnell two-place, twinjet, all-weather F-4 Phantom II, with top speeds more than twice that of...
F-4 Phantom II at McDonnell Douglas Factory, Production Milestones
BI46049 (BIV15_F-4_01)
F-4 Phantom II at McDonnell Douglas Factory, Production Milestones
The Phantom was the first multi-service aircraft, flying concurrently with the U.S. Navy, Air Force and...
Boeing Model 367-80 "Dash 80" Rollout and Pre-Flight Testing
BI46000 (BIV15_367-80_03)
Boeing Model 367-80 "Dash 80" Rollout and Pre-Flight Testing
Seventy-two-year-old William Boeing came back to visit his former company for the May 14, 1954, rollout...
Boeing Model 367-80 In Flight
BI45999 (BIV15_367-80_02)
Boeing Model 367-80 In Flight
The Boeing Company had invested $16 million (two-thirds of the company’s net profits from the post-war...
Pre-Flight Preparations for F4D World Speed Record
BI45822 (BIV15_F4D_02)
Pre-Flight Preparations for F4D World Speed Record
On October 3, 1953, US Navy Lieutenant Commander James Verdin piloted the Douglas F4D Skyray into the...
Douglas F4D Skyray B-roll
BI45821 (BIV15_F4D_01)
Douglas F4D Skyray B-roll
The Douglas F4D Skyray was designed to intercept enemy bombers at high altitudes. It was the world's...
Douglas F4D Skyray Sets World Record Speed, October 3, 1953
BI45823 (BIV15_F4D_03)
Douglas F4D Skyray Sets World Record Speed, October 3, 1953
On October 3, 1953, US Navy Lieutenant Commander James Verdin piloted the Douglas F4D Skyray into the...
North American Aviation F-51s on Flight Ramp
BI45732 (BIV15_P-51_08)
North American Aviation F-51s on Flight Ramp
After World War II, the P-51s were redesignated as F-51s and were delegated to the Air National Guard...
Douglas C-118A Liftmaster in Flight
BI45182 (a51-9-6)
Douglas C-118A Liftmaster in Flight
After the Korean War broke out in 1951, the military ordered DC-6As modified as either C-118A "Liftmaster"...
Douglas R6D-1 Liftmaster in Flight
BI45180 (a211-10-4)
Douglas R6D-1 Liftmaster in Flight
After the Korean War broke out in 1951, the military ordered DC-6As modified as either C-118A "Liftmaster"...
McDonnell Aircraft XV-1 Convertiplane
BI45107 (BIV15_XV-1_01)
McDonnell Aircraft XV-1 Convertiplane
McDonnell's earlier work with helicopters had led to exploring vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft,...
Hughes XH-17 "Flying Crane"
BI45105 (BIV15_XH-17_01)
Hughes XH-17 "Flying Crane"
In 1947, Howard Hughes redirected the efforts of the Hughes Aircraft Co., still part of the Hughes Tool...
North American X-15 B-roll
BI45092 (BIV15_X-15_01)
North American X-15 B-roll
The X-15 rocket research airplane was built by the Los Angeles (Calif.) Division of North American Aviation...
Boeing XB-52 Rolling Out of Seattle Factory, 1951
BI45045 (p12427)
Boeing XB-52 Rolling Out of Seattle Factory, 1951
The Boeing B-52 was the country’s first long- range, swept-wing bomber. By the 21st century, it was in...
Douglas X-3 Stiletto B-roll
BI45037 (BIV15_X-3_01)
Douglas X-3 Stiletto B-roll
The single experimental Douglas X-3, called the Stiletto because of its knife-like shape. The unusual...
VC-137A on Tarmac
BI44995 (BIV_VC-137A_01)
VC-137A on Tarmac
During the late 1950s, the U.S. Air Force bought three 707-120s and converted them into VC-137A VIP...
Boeing Model 367-80, the "Dash 80"
BI44994 (BIV_367-80_01)
Boeing Model 367-80, the "Dash 80"
Taking one of the greatest risks in business history, then Boeing President William Allen gave the go-ahead...
Boeing 707 B-roll
BI44992 (BIV15_707_04)
Boeing 707 B-roll
After the Air Force agreed to let Boeing build commercial jets based on the prototype, 367-80, already...
Boeing 707 Flight Test
BI44990 (BIV15_707_02)
Boeing 707 Flight Test
After the Air Force agreed to let Boeing build commercial jets based on the prototype, 367-80, already...
Boeing 707 Manufacturing
BI44987 (BIV15_707_01)
Boeing 707 Manufacturing
After the Air Force agreed to let Boeing build commercial jets based on the prototype, 367-80, already...
Boeing 707 First Flight- Post Flight
BI44986 (BIV15_707_03)
Boeing 707 First Flight- Post Flight
After the Air Force agreed to let Boeing build commercial jets based on the prototype, 367-80, already...
Douglas DC-8 advertisement
BI44839 (DC-8_Pilot_Advertisement)
Douglas DC-8 advertisement
Douglas DC-8 advertisement. Text: Pilots call it...(and so will you!) "The world's most advanced jetliner!"...
Douglas Thor Missile Launch, 1959
BI44822 (BIV14_Thor_01)
Douglas Thor Missile Launch, 1959
The Douglas Thor, called "the DC-3 of the Space Age," was the first intermediate-range ballistic missile...
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo Aerial Refueling
BI44799 (BIV14_F-101_04)
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo Aerial Refueling
The McDonnell Voodoo was a supersonic fighter designed to escort bombers and serve as a fighter bomber,...
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo B-roll
BI44800 (BIV14_F-101_02)
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo B-roll
The McDonnell Voodoo was a supersonic fighter designed to escort bombers and serve as a fighter bomber,...
McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo B-roll
BI44801 (BIV14_F-101_03)
McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo B-roll
The McDonnell Voodoo was a supersonic fighter designed to escort bombers and serve as a fighter bomber,...
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo St. Louis Test Flights
BI44797 (BIV14_F-101_01)
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo St. Louis Test Flights
The McDonnell Voodoo was a supersonic fighter designed to escort bombers and serve as a fighter bomber,...
Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser B-roll
BI44592 (BIV14_Model377_01)
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,...
Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser in Flight
BI44590 (BIV14_Model377_02)
Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser in Flight
After World War II was over, Boeing re-entered the commercial market with a new long-range airliner,...
Douglas DC-8 Manufacturing
BI44582 (BIV14_DC-8_02)
Douglas DC-8 Manufacturing
The DC-8 is one of the earliest jet-powered commercial passenger aircraft. In the decade following its...
Douglas DC-8 Passenger Jet
BI44581 (BIV14_DC-8_06)
Douglas DC-8 Passenger Jet
The DC-8 is one of the earliest jet-powered commercial passenger aircraft. In the decade following its...
Douglas DC-8 Rollout & First Flight, May 30, 1958
BI44580 (BIV14_DC-8_03)
Douglas DC-8 Rollout & First Flight, May 30, 1958
The DC-8 is one of the earliest jet-powered commercial passenger aircraft. In the decade following its...
Douglas DC-8 Engineering Tests, 1950s
BI44578 (BIV14_DC-8_05)
Douglas DC-8 Engineering Tests, 1950s
The DC-8 is one of the earliest jet-powered commercial passenger aircraft. In the decade following its...
Douglas DC-8 Passenger Cabin
BI44577 (BIV14_DC-8_04)
Douglas DC-8 Passenger Cabin
The DC-8 is one of the earliest jet-powered commercial passenger aircraft. In the decade following its...
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....
F4D Skyrays on Douglas El Segundo Flight Ramp, 1950s
BI44510 (BIV14_F4D_01)
F4D Skyrays on Douglas El Segundo Flight Ramp, 1950s
The Douglas F4D Skyray was designed to intercept enemy bombers at high altitudes. It was the world's...
A-4 Skyhawk on Douglas El Segundo Flight Ramp, 1950s
BI44509 (BIV14_A-4_01)
A-4 Skyhawk on Douglas El Segundo Flight Ramp, 1950s
The Douglas A4D Skyhawk was roughly half the empty weight of its contemporaries and could fly at 677...
McDonnell F3H Demon on USS Coral Sea
BI44466 (BIV14_F3H_01)
McDonnell F3H Demon on USS Coral Sea
The F3H Demon was the first swept-wing jet fighter designed by McDonnell Aircraft and the only single-engine...
Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Post WWII
BI44177 (BI44177)
Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Post WWII
Every branch of the U.S military and all major allied powers flew the C-47. The U.S. Navy version was...
Douglas R4D Skytrain, Post WWII
BI44173 (BIV14_R4D_04)
Douglas R4D Skytrain, Post WWII
Every branch of the U.S military and all major allied powers flew the C-47. The U.S. Navy version was...
Douglas R4D Skytrain in Arctic Conditions
BI44172 (BIV14_R4D_03)
Douglas R4D Skytrain in Arctic Conditions
For both airline and military use, the DC-3/C-47/R4D proved to be tough, flexible, and easy to operate...
Douglas DC-3 Airliner B-roll
BI44162 (BIV14_DC-3_02)
Douglas DC-3 Airliner B-roll
The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized...
Douglas Super DC-3 Airliner B-roll
BI44148 (BIV14_DC-3_03)
Douglas Super DC-3 Airliner B-roll
The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized...
North American Aviation F-86 Sabre
BI44138 (BIV14_F-86_01)
North American Aviation F-86 Sabre
More than 6,000 F-86s were manufactured by North American's Los Angeles, Calif., and Columbus, Ohio,...
B-52D on Boeing Flight Line with KC-135 and 707s, 1959
BI43926 (k5736)
B-52D on Boeing Flight Line with KC-135 and 707s, 1959
The B-52 entered military service in 1954. Ongoing updates have included new avionics, data-link communications,...
C-124 Globemaster IIs on Douglas Santa Monica Flight Line
BI43735 (sm126103)
C-124 Globemaster IIs on Douglas Santa Monica Flight Line
The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, also fondly called "Old Shakey," could carry more than 200 troops....
Donald W. Douglas at Podium for Delivery of 150th C-124 Globemaster II
BI43734 (c23253-19)
Donald W. Douglas at Podium for Delivery of 150th C-124 Globemaster II
Deliveries of the C-124A Globemaster II began in May 1950, and before production ended in 1955, the U.S....
C-124 Globemaster IIs on Douglas Flight Line during Ceremony
BI43733 (c23253-17)
C-124 Globemaster IIs on Douglas Flight Line during Ceremony
Deliveries of the C-124A Globemaster II began in May 1950, and before production ended in 1955, the U.S....
Donald W. Douglas at Podium for Delivery of 150th C-124 Globemaster II
BI43732 (c23253-16)
Donald W. Douglas at Podium for Delivery of 150th C-124 Globemaster II
Deliveries of the C-124A Globemaster II began in May 1950, and before production ended in 1955, the U.S....
C-124 Globemaster IIs on Douglas Flight Line during Ceremony
BI43731 (c23253-11)
C-124 Globemaster IIs on Douglas Flight Line during Ceremony
Deliveries of the C-124A Globemaster II began in May 1950, and before production ended in 1955, the U.S....
Donald W. Douglas at Podium for Delivery of 150th C-124 Globemaster II
BI43730 (c23253-14)
Donald W. Douglas at Podium for Delivery of 150th C-124 Globemaster II
Deliveries of the C-124A Globemaster II began in May 1950, and before production ended in 1955, the U.S....
Donald W. Douglas at Podium for Delivery of 150th C-124 Globemaster II
BI43729 (c23253-5)
Donald W. Douglas at Podium for Delivery of 150th C-124 Globemaster II
Deliveries of the C-124A Globemaster II began in May 1950, and before production ended in 1955, the U.S....
Donald W. Douglas at Podium for Delivery of 150th C-124 Globemaster II
BI43728 (c23253-1)
Donald W. Douglas at Podium for Delivery of 150th C-124 Globemaster II
Deliveries of the C-124A Globemaster II began in May 1950, and before production ended in 1955, the U.S....
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II Assembly Line
BI43723 (a21-20-1)
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II Assembly Line
The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, also fondly called "Old Shakey," could carry more than 200 troops....
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II Delivers Cargo to Forward Base
BI43721 (a44-25-3)
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II Delivers Cargo to Forward Base
The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, also fondly called "Old Shakey," could carry more than 200 troops....
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II Assembly Line
BI43720 (c2126-1)
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II Assembly Line
The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, also fondly called "Old Shakey," could carry more than 200 troops....
B-52 Factory B-roll, 1950s-1960s
BI43387 (BIV14_B-52_05)
B-52 Factory B-roll, 1950s-1960s
In all, 744 B-52s were produced by Boeing's Seattle, Wash., and Wichita, Kan., plants between 1952 and...
Boeing YB-52 Stratofortress B-roll
BI43368 (BIV14_B-52_04.)
Boeing YB-52 Stratofortress B-roll
The original XB-52 design was for a straight-wing, six-engine, propeller-powered heavy bomber. When the...
Boeing B-52A Stratofortress B-roll, 1950s
BI43364 (BIV14_B-52_03)
Boeing B-52A Stratofortress B-roll, 1950s
As the war worsened in Korea, the USAF in 1951 designated the B-52 the country's next intercontinental...
B-52 Wind Tunnel and Wing Stress Tests, 1950s
BI43343 (BIV14_B-52_06)
B-52 Wind Tunnel and Wing Stress Tests, 1950s
The B-52 entered military service in 1954. Ongoing updates have included new avionics, data-link communications,...
McDonnell Aircraft in the 1950s: Missiles, Mercury, Company Celebrations
BI42578 (BIV14_McAir-1950s_02)
McDonnell Aircraft in the 1950s: Missiles, Mercury, Company Celebrations
A collection of missile & space products and company events from McDonnell Aircraft Company in St. Louis,...
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