Permalink: http://www.boeingimages.com/archive/Boeing-Flying-Boat--Model-B-1--circa-1919-2F3XC5FT17T.htmlCopyright © Boeing. All Rights Reserved.View Photo/Video onlyConceptually similarB-1/Model 6 in HangarMan on B-1/Model 6 Mail PlaneModel Airplane of B-1, Model 6Boeing Flying Boat, Model B-1, 1924B-1 Mail Plane on Lake UnionReconstructed B-1 Placed on Display at Seattle's Museum of History and IndustryTwo Women Posing with B-1 ReplicaTwo Bathing Beauties Sitting on B-1 ReplicaRebuilt B-1 in WaterView AllView more with similar tones Boeing Flying Boat, Model B-1, circa 1919Buy A Print or License This PhotoWhat Type of Order?Usage:After the war, Boeing designed its first commercial airplane with the vast water areas of the Northwest in mind. The B-1 was a conventional pusher flying boat that could carry a pilot and two passengers as well as mail or cargo. The hull was laminated wood verneer, and the wing frames were spruce and plywood. Although a good airplane, the B-1 did not sell well because the market was overwhelmed with cheap war-surplus aircraft. The only B-1 built was sold to Eddie Hubbard, who was awarded one of the first airmail contracts. Flying more than 350,000 miles over a span of 8 years, the B-1 wore out six engines shuttling mail between Victoria, British Columbia and Seattle.BI211378 (740b)Maximum size:5100px × 3950px (~57 MB)17.0in × 13.1in (300dpi)License type:Rights ManagedKeywords:1910s-adults-airplanes-B-1 (Model 6)-beaches and coastlines-biplanes-bodies of water-bombers-commercial-copy space-day-exteriors-full body views-ground shots-haze-historic production status-Lake Union Hangar-lakes-left rear views-left side views-one of a kind aircraft-one person-other livery-passenger helicopters-photos-pilots-propeller planes-seaplanes-text-utility planes-vintage / retroRelated Photo/Videos:View AllRelated Virtual folders:Notable 'Firsts'