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Boeing sheet metal shop in 1927
BI425224 (1604B)
Boeing sheet metal shop in 1927
Boeing XP-7 (Model 93) manufacturing in the sheet metal shop. The sheet metal shop was in a building...
North American SST Concept Taking Off from LAX
BI212068 (84-676)
North American SST Concept Taking Off from LAX
The North American Aviation NAC-60 Supersonic Transport concept was a delta wing design 195 feet long...
Super Hornet, Chinook, Apache, and Eagle on St. Louis Flight Ramp, 2015
BI46006 (msf15-0027-002p)
Super Hornet, Chinook, Apache, and Eagle on St. Louis Flight Ramp, 2015
F/A-18s and F-15s on the flight ramp at the St. Louis jet fighter factory were joined by visiting Apache...
William Allen in front of jet engine
BI232922 (hs4999c)
William Allen in front of jet engine
William Allen was President and CEO of The Boeing Company from 1945 through 1968. Prior to that he served...
USAF Thunderbirds in F-100 Super Sabres
BI211896 (84-436)
USAF Thunderbirds in F-100 Super Sabres
North American Aviation's F-100 Super Sabre first flew May 25, 1953, and was the first operational fighter...
F-4 Phantom II Blue Angels Number 1 Flying Solo
BI2730 (d4c-69517)
F-4 Phantom II Blue Angels Number 1 Flying Solo
McDonnell F-4 Phantom II (1958-1979): Some aircraft are memorable for the total number produced, some...
Spectrolab Germanium Wafer
BI45922 (smf07-184)
Spectrolab Germanium Wafer
Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab produces multijunction GaInP2/GaAs/Ge solar cells for space applications....
B & W on the Water by a Ramp
BI23816 (p14)
B & W on the Water by a Ramp
William E. Boeing, company founder, and Conrad Westervelt, a Navy officer, designed and built the B &...
McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Over Clouds
BI232291 (MD-12_02)
McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Over Clouds
The McDonnell Douglas MD-12 was an all-new double-deck, four-engined ultra-large airliner design that...
CATIA Drawing of 777 Flight Deck
BI218870 (91sk02938-15b)
CATIA Drawing of 777 Flight Deck
In 1993, the 777 flight deck received accolades from the Industrial Designers Society of America. For...
Delta II, Model 7426 Launch
BI215738 (s3f05h)
Delta II, Model 7426 Launch
The Delta II is a medium-capacity expendable launch vehicle derived from the Delta family of Douglas...
Stewardesses from the Launch Customers of the 747 Pose at the 747 Rollout
BI227723 (k15981)
Stewardesses from the Launch Customers of the 747 Pose at the 747 Rollout
The mid-1960s saw the development and introduction of many new jetliners. None, however, has matched...
Restored 307 Stratoliner Tail
BI222587 (2003-7-rg17)
Restored 307 Stratoliner Tail
In 1994, Boeing made arrangements with the Smithsonian to restore the 307 Stratoliner, the Flying Cloud....
Restored PAA 307 Stratoliner Passenger Cabin Seating
BI217566 (01sk03367-03)
Restored PAA 307 Stratoliner Passenger Cabin Seating
After a six-year restoration process, Boeing rolled out the last existing 307 Stratoliner airplane -...
Restored Boeing 100 in Flight
BI224277 (boeing100)
Restored Boeing 100 in Flight
Originally built in 1929, this Boeing Model 100, a civil counterpart to the P-12 and U.S. Navy F4B-1...
Clouds
BI225253 (mg_1687)
Clouds
Clouds
Restored Model 80A on the Ground
BI29730 (k36729)
Restored Model 80A on the Ground
The Model 80 transport series, built for Boeing Air Transport, started with the 12-passenger Model 80...
Gemini Docking Trainer
BI21118 (d4c-18760)
Gemini Docking Trainer
The two-person Gemini spacecraft had nearly twice the room of the Mercury and included many technological...
"America Shifts into High" Boeing Ad, 1940s
BI25860 (28517b)
"America Shifts into High" Boeing Ad, 1940s
America Shifts into High Boeing Print Ad
P-26A Peashooter at Wright AFB
BI210442 (k7143)
P-26A Peashooter at Wright AFB
The plucky little P-26 “Peashooter” first flew March 20, 1932. It was the first Boeing all-metal, low-wing...
James S McDonnell Poses by Doodlebug
BI41977 (2d4-2447)
James S McDonnell Poses by Doodlebug
The Doodlebug was the first airplane James McDonnell both designed and built, but it was doomed by its...
777 Window and Wingtip at Sunset
BI215944 (c7a)
777 Window and Wingtip at Sunset
Oval windows are a feature unique to Boeing's 777 line of commercial aircraft.
RA-5C Vigilante on Ramp in Front of North American Rockwell Signage
BI212550 (h81-11047d)
RA-5C Vigilante on Ramp in Front of North American Rockwell Signage
North American's Mach 2 carrier-based bomber, the Vigilante, on Dec. 31, 1961, set an altitude record...
Vertol H-21B Shawnee Tandem Rotor Helicopter in Flight
BI25012 (hs5679c)
Vertol H-21B Shawnee Tandem Rotor Helicopter in Flight
Initially designated Piasecki Model 44, the H-21 Shawnee was the fourth tandem-rotor helicopter designed...
First 707 in Factory
BI211420 (p19185)
First 707 in Factory
After the Air Force agreed to let Boeing build commercial jets based on the prototype 367-80, already...
Working in Space
BI23868 (7a299821)
Working in Space
During the 1960s, the dream of space captured the country’s imagination. At the Boeing Company, talented...
Men and Women Building B-17 Flying Fortresss Together
BI29558 (k293)
Men and Women Building B-17 Flying Fortresss Together
As the storm of World War II shook the world, Boeing-designed B-17 bombers darkened European skies, dropping...
Girl Sitting on the Nacelle of a B-29 Superfortress
BI221889 (k277)
Girl Sitting on the Nacelle of a B-29 Superfortress
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress entered combat less than two years after its first flight in 1942. It was...
A-36 Invader (P-51 Mustang) in Flight, AT-6 Texan in Background
BI25824 (d97-85-7)
A-36 Invader (P-51 Mustang) in Flight, AT-6 Texan in Background
A veteran of two wars--World War II and the Korean War--North American Aviation's P-51 Mustang was the...
McDonnell XP-67 and Pilot
BI224395 (d4e-2317)
McDonnell XP-67 and Pilot
In September 1941, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation won an Army Air Force contract for the XP-67 Bomber-Destroyer,...
D-558-1 Skystreak Pilots
BI229543 (k5581-g1-28)
D-558-1 Skystreak Pilots
The pilots who volunteered to fly the D-558-1 Skystreak and the D-558-2 Skyrocket undertook tremendous...
Model 307 Stratoliner (TWA) with Saluting Stewardesses
BI29796 (12690b)
Model 307 Stratoliner (TWA) with Saluting Stewardesses
The Boeing 307 Stratoliners had noble names: Rainbow, Comet, Flying Cloud, Cherokee, Comanche, Zuni,...
747 #4 Hangar Rollout April 1969
BI215464 (edc-45h-5-3)
747 #4 Hangar Rollout April 1969
The fastest commercial airplane in the sky, the gigantic 747 can hold up to 568 passengers. It also has...
Howard Hughes' Stratoliner SB-307B On Ramp
BI232385 (HS2424)
Howard Hughes' Stratoliner SB-307B On Ramp
In 1938 Howard Hughes approached Boeing about buying a 307 Stratocruiser for his attempt to break his...
F-86 Sabre Jet Banking Above a 2005 Air Show
BI221503 (msf05-dvd-1353-415)
F-86 Sabre Jet Banking Above a 2005 Air Show
The F-86 was the first swept-wing airplane in the U.S. fighter inventory. North American manufactured...
Stearman Kaydet PT-17s at Steaman's Wichita, KS Assembly Plant
BI23352 (s-1388)
Stearman Kaydet PT-17s at Steaman's Wichita, KS Assembly Plant
The Kaydet, the two-seater bipane Wichita introduced in 1934, became an unexpected success during World...
All Over the World Advertisement
BI231929 (allovertheworld)
All Over the World Advertisement
All over the world Boeing jetliners are getting people together. Advertisement done for Boeing by Cole...
Boeing Hangar at Boeing Field, October 1931
BI46585 (4905B)
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...
Minuteman Missile Test flight
BI233164 (nightlaunch)
Minuteman Missile Test flight
Boeing-built Minuteman missile systems, operated by the Air Force Combat Command, are long-range, solid-fuel,...
Frank Piasecki in the PV-2
BI22654 (c1h35h)
Frank Piasecki in the PV-2
PV-2, predecessor to the Boeing Chinook, was one of the first successful helicopters engineered entirely...
Pressure Suit Preliminary Testing with the Boeing Stratochamber
BI25884 (fa274)
Pressure Suit Preliminary Testing with the Boeing Stratochamber
In the 1940s, Boeing engineers recreated atmospheric conditions in the stratosphere at sea level by creating...
McDonnell Model 119 Taking Off from St. Louis, MO
BI42405 (d4c-1839)
McDonnell Model 119 Taking Off from St. Louis, MO
The Model 119 taking off from McDonnell Aircraft’s flight ramp in St. Louis, MO in April of 1959.

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Douglas O-46A Line Art
BI42077 (Douglas O-46A)
Douglas O-46A Line Art
Douglas' first observation monoplane was the XO-31, an all-metal, single-engine, straight-wing aircraft...
Stewardesses Admiring the 377 Stratocruiser
BI29924 (p7141)
Stewardesses Admiring the 377 Stratocruiser
The 377 Stratocruiser was the last of the Boeing propeller-powered luxury airliners. Known as the First...
TH-55A Osage Hovers Above Tarmac
BI21306 (64-cn-0136)
TH-55A Osage Hovers Above Tarmac
Based on the Model 269 helicopter, which first flew in 1956, the TH-55A Osage was the first military...
Early Orbital Space Station Design
BI21696 (dac23643)
Early Orbital Space Station Design
Early Orbital Space Station Design
NAA Switch Board Girls
BI212560 (kc81-2348)
NAA Switch Board Girls
NAA Switch Board Girls
Bomarc Missile Flight Test Tracking Board
BI219980 (p23816)
Bomarc Missile Flight Test Tracking Board
The supersonic Bomarc missiles (IM-99A and IM-99B) were the world's first long-range anti-aircraft missiles,...
X-15 with B-52 Mothership
BI218444 (99d11308)
X-15 with B-52 Mothership
NASA's X-15 research rocket plane made its first powered flight, carried aloft and released from an NB-52A...
Admiring the Douglas World Cruiser
BI23446 (dwc-print-b)
Admiring the Douglas World Cruiser
Ordered by the U.S. Army Air Service, Douglas built five Douglas World Cruisers to attempt the first...
"Rosie" Drives a Douglas Company Car
BI226590 (kstor-c05-1)
"Rosie" Drives a Douglas Company Car
The Department of Labor began a campaign to lure women out of the home and into the factories to help...
Douglas Aircraft Santa Monica Facility
BI225049 (lk1075)
Douglas Aircraft Santa Monica Facility
On Nov. 30, 1928, Donald Douglas incorporated his business as the Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc. and moved...
Boeing Takes Delivery of Last Piston Engine- June 6, 1956
BI42113 (h16240)
Boeing Takes Delivery of Last Piston Engine- June 6, 1956
June 13, 1956. Unloading at receiving dock of Boeing’s Renton, Washington plant is the last piston engine...
McDonnell Douglas 50th Anniversary Family Reunion in St. Louis
BI21168 (c12-20035-15)
McDonnell Douglas 50th Anniversary Family Reunion in St. Louis
F2H-2, F/A-18, F-101, F-15, F-4 Phantom II, F2H-3, AV-8B Harrier II are assembled together for McDonnell...
747-100 flying in front of Mt Rainier
BI44283 (K23004-color)
747-100 flying in front of Mt Rainier
747-100 flying in front of Mt Rainier
Boeing Honors 7-Series Airplane Family
BI225605 (k64105-03)
Boeing Honors 7-Series Airplane Family
On July 07, 2007, as part of its 787 Premiere, Boeing honored its 7-Series family of airplanes with a...
Boeing Red Barn Under Guard
BI230561 (p28_redbarn)
Boeing Red Barn Under Guard
This former shipyard was the first home of The Boeing Company, which was founded in 1916. Affectionately...
MB-3A Propeller Construction
BI215268 (203b)
MB-3A Propeller Construction
Being built in the Red Barn in the early 1920's, these Boeing-designed wooden propellers are for MB-3A...
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