Boeing 307 Stratoliner: …and an even broader fuselage.

Truly a pioneer, the Stratoliner was the first commercial transport aircraft that saw service equipped with a pressurized cabin. In fact, Boeing just took their high-altitude proved B-17 heavy bomber main features and added a pressurised fuselage. As this TWA advertisement proclames it was a real giant step in airline service. Sadly, first flown in Dec, 1938 World events soon overtook the possible commercial future of the Stratoliner…., but the seed was already sown.

A pretty neat artwork, methinks.

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