The first of the Clippers with its very appropriate name takes us to happier more sunny times in this splendid Pan Am poster. Well, at least you could go outside your home…..
This year Farnborough International Airshow is another victim of the Covid-19. Don’t know why but the horrid Farnborough of 1952 has suddenly came to my mind.
A stylish “DH.108 Swallow” on its astonishing program cover.
The alluring Express as the main attraction of the services provided in the 1930s by this Australian shipping and merchant company.
The not very efficient yet utterly imposing Tu-144 prototype on the cover of the Техника-молодёжи, (Technology for the Youth) magazine.
A superb and decently accurate drawing depicting its bulky looking common engine nacelle and unique main undercarriage layout.
As much As i like the 707, to me it always came second-best behind the DC-8. One of the latter alluring features is this pair of nose air scoops. These scoops each had three inlets which provided air for the cabin pressurization/air conditioning systems turbo compressors (the two outer inlets) and to the air-to-air heat exchangers (the central one).
The smart United Airlines “DC-8 Mark IV Jet Mainliner”.
Striking piece of mid-century modernism this EL AL poster. This model of the 707 was powered by four very-British Rolls Royce Conway low-bypass turbofans -the first of the type in service- with their characteristic flower-shaped nozzles.