Propeller Driven Transport
Aircraft Photo Page

by Larry Westin

The Larry Westin Propeller Driven Transport Aircraft Photo Page features propeller driven transport aircraft. Most images show aircraft in service between 1935 and 1965. Most photo's are "period" images taken while the aircraft were new or in service rather than museum exhibits. Most are black and white, sized to show full screen when your display is set to 1024x768. Dates shown are in MM/DD/YY format. Last update 05/01/22.

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Aircraft listed first by manufacture name, second by manufacture model. To locate a particular airplane you have 3 options. 1 - Scroll down through this page. 2 - Search this page by pressing CTL+F, enter the data and press enter. 3 - Alternately you can click on the first letter of the manufacture's name from the chart below which will move you to the part on this page of the first manufacture of that letter. In some cases a particular airplane was manufactured by different companies. You may have to check each manufacture for photos.


This page has detials of the forced landing of United Airlines Convair N73102, a model 340-31, at Saugus, California when both engines stopped inflight due to fuel exhaustion.

Click here for info on the United Airlines forced Landing of Convair 340 N73102 at Saugus, California - December 30, 1964

"A" Manufactures

Landing view of A. V. Roe York, registered G-AGOE, with the individual aircraft name of "Medway." Photo was taken as the airplane was landing at Heathrow airport, London, England. Photo courtesy of BOAC. The York used the wings and engines of the famous WWII Lancaster, with a completely new fuselage designed for passengers. About 94K, added 05/17/02.

Inflight view of Aero Spacelines 377-PG Pregnant Guppy, registered N1024V, c/n 15924. Built as the third Boeing 377 Stratocruiser for Pan American World Airwasys. Pan Am operateed the Stratocruiser until they returned the Stratocruiser to Boeing as part payment to Boeing for 707's. Purchased by Aero Spacelines in 1961 and converted to the Pregnant Guppy configuration. In addition to the larger upper lobe, the tail was removable for loading. Retained the original Pratt & Whitney R-4360 piston engines. Primary use was to transport rocket sections. About 316K, added 05/01/22.

Inflight view of Aero Spacelines 377-SG Super Guppy, registered N1038V, c/n 15938. Built as the seventeenth Boeing 377 Stratocruiser for Pan American World Airwasys. Pan Am operated this Stratocruiser until they returned the Stratocruiser to Boeing as part payment to Boeing for 707's in 1960. Major changes over the Pregnant Guppy were a longer fuselage, a nose opening for loading, and using Pratt & Whitney T-34-P-7WA turbo prop engines in place of the piston engines. Engines, wings, and nacelles came from the YC-97J USAF 52-2693. First flight 1965. Later the Super Guppy went to NASA as N940NA. Today the Super Guppy is on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona. About 307K, added 05/01/22.

Inflight view of Aero Spacelines 377-MG Mini Guppy, registered N1037V, c/n 15937. Built as the sixteenth Boeing 377 Stratocruiser for Pan American World Airwasys. Pan Am operated this Stratocruiser until they returned the Stratocruiser to Boeing as part payment to Boeing for 707's in 1960. Aero Spacelines converted the airplane at their new facility in Santa Barbara, California. Smaller than the Pregnant and Super Guppies, the Mini Guppy included a swing tail and used the original Pratt & Whitney R-4360 piston engines. First flight as the Mini Guppy 1967. Today the Mini Guppy is on display at the Tillamook Air Museum in Oregon, now registered N422AU. About 310K, added 05/01/22.

Inflight view of Armstrong Whitworth A.W.650 Argosy Series 102 Argosy, registered G-APRN, c/n 6654. The Argosy was powered by four Rolls-Royce Dart 526 rated at 2,100 shp. This was the fourth Argosy built painted in the colors of Riddle Airlines who would take delivery of 7 series 101 aircraft. A total of 74 Argosy's were built for airlines and the Royal Air Force. Photograph courtesy of Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft. B&W, about 426K, Added 11/01/16.

Ground view of Aviation Traders Ltd. ATL-98 Carvair. The Carvair is a much modified Douglas C-54 or DC-4. This airplane started as Douglas C-54B-1-DC Skymaster built as 42-72423, MSN 10528, delivered to USAAF Jan. 22, 1945. Later on U.S. civil register as NC88723, then sold to Braniff and reregistered as NC59952. This was the first DC-4 converted by Aviation Traders as ATL-98 c/n 1, G-ANYB, Carvair for the British United Airways subsidiary Channel Air Bridge. First flight as a Carvair June 21, 1961. So modified as a ATL-98 Carvair, the aircraft can carry up to 6 cars and 22 passengers. Modifications included raising the flight deck, and adding a folding nose so cars could be driven straight in. A total of 21 DC-4's were modified to ATL-98 Carvair standard between 1961 and late 1965. This airplane served until July 1970 when it was broken up at Lydd, Kent, UK. B&W, about 125K, Added 01/01/17.

"B" Manufactures

Ground view of Blackbrun Beverley C.Mk. 1 RAF serial number XL148, c/n 1034. The Beverley was a heavy lifter aircraft for the RAF. Blackburn built 2 Prototypes, and 47 production Blackburn Beverley aircraft. Fixed tricycle landing gear. First flight of a prototype June 1950, last production aircraft delivered 1958. Operated by the RAF 1956 to 1967. B&W, about 195K, Added 07/29/18.

Water view of a Barkley-Grow T8P-1 on floats. CF-BMW is the 6th of 11 airplanes built. Similar in size and shape to a Beech 18. This aircraft is of Pacific Western. Photo from the Fred Freeman collection. About 54K, Added 11/12/99.

Inflight view of Beech D-18S, N5783C. Some may question the Beech 18 as a "transport" aircraft, I added it because the Beech 18 is a favorite of mine. B&W, about 79K, Added 04/11/99.

Another inflight view of a Beech D-18S, NC80048, serial number A-109. B&W, about 60K, added 04/11/99.

Infight view of the Beech model 34 Twin Quad, registered NX90521, c/n C-1. This was an effort by Beech to enter the feeder line business. The model 34 had 20 seats and could fly 1.450 miles. Power by two paired Lycoming GSO-580 engines, each of 375 HP, geared so that each pair of engines drove one propeller. Beech couldn't complete with the large quantities of surplus aircraft from WWII, and after a belley landing of the only prototype Beech decided not to proceed with further development, only one asirplane built. B&W, about 270K, added 05/01/21.

Ground view of Boeing model 247, NC13315, c/n 1696, of Western Air Express. Some straight model 247 aircraft were converted to model 247D configuration. This is a straight 247. Note the forward slope of the windshield and the narrow cord speed rings around the engines. See the image below of a model 247D and compare the windshield and cowling around the engines of both images. B&W, about 246K, added 12/17/16.

Inflight view of a Boeing model 247D, NC13361, c/n 1947. The basic model 247 aircraft was a 10 passenger plus 3 crew, pilot, co-pilot and stewardess, airplane equpped with low drag speed rings around the engines with fixed pitch propellers, and a forward slope windshield. Boeing manufactured about 59 model 247 aircraft followed by a single 247A which was a 247 configured for executive use. The 247D had a number of improvements including fully cowled engines, variable pitch propellers and a backward sloped windshield with 13 built. The Boeing 247 and 247D aircraft was an airplane which advanced commercial aviation. Close behind was the Douglas DC-2 which accomodated 14 passengers plus 3 crew, and the milestone Douglas DC-3 which accomodated 21 passengers plus 3 crew. More than 10,000 DC-3 aircraft were built. B&W, about 131K, added 11/22/16.

Inflight view of Boeing S-307 Stratoliner. Boeing construction number 2003, shown here during a test flight registered NX19903. This airplane was delivered to Pan American Airways as NC19903 and today is the only Boeing 307 still in existence as an airplane (there is one other Stratoliner which was damaged in a storm and its fuselage made into a houseboat). Currently this airplane is on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in airworthy condition. The model 307 Stratoliner was the first pressurized airliner built by Boeing. B&W, about 297K. Added 12/26/15.

Cockpit view of a Boeing C-75 (307) Stratoliner. The photograph I scanned this from does not have any additionl details of the photo, although I was told it was a 1943 photo. This is a cockpit view of a Boeing model 307 Stratoliner. During WWII 5 Boeing model 307 aircraft were impressed into USAAF service. The two pilot's are wearing military uniforms, and since the crew is uniformed I believe this was probably taken while the aircraft was a C-75 in USAAF service. About 67K, Added 12/04/99.

Ground view of Boeing SA-307B-1 Stratoliner of Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA). This image is of Boeing SA-307B-1 Stratoliner N19908 taken at Chicago Municipal Airport on 8/6/1949, is Boeing c/n 2000. During WWII this airplane was impressed into USAAF service designated as a C-75, s/n 42-88626. Following military service, the C-75s were overhauled and updated with B-17G wings and tailplane, four Wright Cyclone GR-1820-G606 engines, and B-29-type electronics. During 1950 TWA changed its name to Trans World Airlines and sold its 307's to the French airline Aigle Azur in 1951 with this airplane taking registration F-BELY. This is the 8th of 10 Boeing Stratoliners built. B&W, about 245K. Added 12/26/15.

Water takeoff of Pan American Airways Boeing 314 Flying Boat NC18603, Boeing c/n 1990 with the individual airplane name "Yankee Clipper." Delivered to Pan Am February 1939. Sold to the U.S. Navy on December 13, 1941 as bureau number 48224. While in the U.S. Navy the Boeing 314 airplanes were operated by Pan Am crews. Crashed and sank in River Tagus near Lisbon, Portugal on February 22, 1943. B&W, about 151K. Added 12/26/15.

Infight view of Boeing 314 Flying Boat NC18602, Boeing c/n 1989 with the individual airplane name "California Clipper." Delivered January 1939. During WWII first by the USAAF as a C-98, later transferred to the U.S. Navy. After WWII the airplane was sold to Universal Airlines as NC18602. Scrapped in 1951. B&W, about 182K. Added 12/26/15.

Water view of Boeing 314A Flying Boat NC18612, Boeing c/n 2806 with the individual airplane name "Cape Town Clipper," later USAAF serial number 42-88622 as a C-98, then to the US Navy as Bureau number 99081. In 1946 sold to American International Airways and renamed "Bermuda Sky Queen." Was ditched in the Atlantic with 69 passengers and crew onboard, next to Ocean Weather Ship "Charlie," alias the USS Bibb. Was sunk at sea by the US Coast Guard on October 14, 1947 as a menace to navigation. B&W, about 269K. Added 02/01/21.

Interior Views of the Boeing 314. The Boeing 314 was designed by Boeing for long range over water travel. To accomplish this mission required 5 crew members: Pilot, Co-Pilot, Flight Engineer, Navigator and Radio Operator. This is Boeing 314 Flying Boat Control Cabin, left to righ are the navigator, pilot, co-pilot, radio operator, and the flight engineer. Image is B&W, about 297K. Boeing 314 Flying Boat Pilot Instrument Panel. Image is B&W, about 252K. Boeing 314 Flying Boat Flight Engineer Panel. Empty seat on left side of the image is the radio operatior chair. Image is B&W, about 54K. Boeing 314 Flying Boat Navigator table. On the right is the Pilot. Image is B&W, about 40K. All of the interior views Added 12/26/15.

Beautiful inflight view of a Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter. Serial number is 48-399. This aircraft is a Military Air Transport Service, Pacific Division airplane. About 59K, Added 09/11/98.

Ground view of Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter serial number 48-399, same aircraft as above but a ground view. One other difference is that "Atlantic Division" is now on the tail of the airplane. About 33K, Added 11/14/99.

Inflight view of Boeing KC-97F Tanker. Serial number is 51-325. About 30K, Added 11/14/99.

Early Passenger Main Cabin Seating of Boeing 377. Believed this is the first Stratocruiser put into airline service by Pan American World Airways, registered N1025V, c/n 15925. Delivered to Pan Am in January 1949. B&W, about 270K. Added 04/01/20.

Inflight view of Boeing 377 Stratocruiser with cloudscape background of American Overseas Airlines. Registration is N90941, Boeing construction number 15957, delivered to American Oversaea Airlines on June 13, 1949, named Flagship Great Britian. The Boeing model 377 is the commercial version of the Boeing C/KC-97. This view shows a Closeup view of N90941. About 83K and 64K respectively. Added 5/26/03.

Passenger cabin of Boeing 377. Believe this a Northwest Orient airplane, it has the square passenger windows. Note the sprial staircase on the right which leads down to the lounge. View is facing aft, with the galley at the rear. About 145K. Added 05/11/08.

View inside the Lower passenger Lounge of a Northwest Boeing 377-10-30. The lounge could be built with round or square windows. Believe this a Northwest Orient airplane with the square passenger windows. The spiral stair case from the main deck to the lower lounge was located near the main entrance door. See pasenger cabin view above. B&W, about 237K. Added 01/01/21.

Pilots Instrument panel of Boeing 377. This is a Northwest Orient airplane, model 377-10-30. Note how the flight engineer doesn't have a table as other Boeing 377's have. About 167K. Added 05/11/08.

Inflight view of Bristol 170 Mk 31 Freighter. This is c/n 12766, manufactured 1947 as a Mk XI Freighter. Bristol manufactured 214 Freighters between 1945 and 1958. B&W, about 135K. Added 10/06/17.

Bristol Britannia 102, G-ANBA of B.O.A.C. Airplane first flew for B.O.A.C. in August 12, 1957. B&W, about 269K. Added 04/08/15.

Ground view of Budd RB-1 Conestoga. Only 17 RB-1 Conestoga aircraft were built. Unique feature of this airplane is that it was manufactured out of stainless steel at a time when concerns existed about the availability of aluminum. This is Navy Bureau number 39294, msn 003. After WWII this and 11 other Conestoga's were sold to National Skyway Freight Corp, later Flying Tiger Line as NC45347. Crashed in blizzard at Bluefield, Virgnia onto a golf course Jan 1, 1946. My thanks to the Joseph Baugher's homepage for aircraft information. B&W, about 183K. Added 03/24/19.

"C" Manufactures

Inflight view of Canadair DC-4M2 North Star of Trans-Canada Air Lines registered CF-TFB, it is serial number 126, delivered Oct. 10, 1947. About 255K. Added 6/26/99.

Inflight view of Canadair North Star of BOAC. Registered G-ALHG, it is serial number 154. BOAC named this their North Star's the Argonaut class. Delivered May 7, 1949. This particular aircraft operated the last British Overseas Airways Corporation flight of a Canadair North Star in BOAC service on March 8, 1960. About 197K. Added 6/26/99.

Inflight view of Canadair CL-44-6, c/n 4. In the Royal Canadian Air Force this is CC-106 Yukon serial number 15924. Power by Rolls Royce Tyne 515 engines. B&W, about 287K. Added 04/01/21.

Inflight view of the Consolidated XC-99 transport version of the B-36. This is a very nice in flight view taken early in its career, about 1949, before the radar was added to the nose. About 115K. Added 3/27/04.

Ground side view of Convair 240, registered to American Airlines, NC94219, a model 240-0, named Flagship Newark, this is construction number 33, delivered March 9, 1948. B&W, about 70K. Added 04/01/12.

Inflight view of the above photo, Convair 240 NC94219, an American Airlines model 240-0, named Flagship Newark, this is construction number 33, delivered March 9, 1948. B&W, about 102K. Added 09/28/13.

Inside cabin view of Convair 240. The interior is one of the Pan American Convair 240's with seating 2 on each side of the aisle with 10 rows, 40 passengers total. B&W, about 144K. Added 06/12/13.

Inflight view of Convair 340, from below registered to United Airlines, N73102, a model 340-31, construction number 2. This was the first Convair 340 for United. B&W, about 130K. Added 07/20/08.

Second inflight view of Convair 340, from above registered to United Airlines, N73102, a model 340-31, c/n 2. This was the first Convair 340 for United. B&W, about 123K. Added 10/18/09.

Ground view of Convair 340, N73102, seen parked registered to United Airlines, N73102, a model 340-31, c/n 2. Note in the inflight photos above the registration number is painted vertically above the word "United" on the vertical stabilizer. In this ground view the registration is painted horizontally on the fuselage above the word "Mainliner." B&W, about 240K. Added 09/01/21.

This airplane, N73102, experienced a forced landing only a few miles from my home in Saugus, California on December 30, 1964. United scheduled this aircraft to fly a non stop flight from Freseno Air Terminal (FAT), to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), a distance of 209 statue miles, 181 nautical miles. While over the Santa Clarita Valley, the town of Saugus, both engines stopped. The United pilot did an excellent job of making a "dead stick" forced landing, gear up, in an onion field in Saugus, CA. This is an aerial view of Convair 340 N73102 immediately after the forced landing in a Saugus field showing the entire airplane in the field. Appears that some of the crew are still on site. Only 2 minor injuries occurred to the 43 passengers, and 4 crew. Image B&W, about 180K, Added 02/15/14.

United mechanics hoisted the airplane, lowered the landing gear, replaced the propellers and some other parts. Convair 340 N73102 being given basic repairs on site after a forced landing. A United Airlines pilot made the take off from the onion field, flew the airplane gear down to San Francisco for in depth mechanical examination of the ship. Images B&W., about 162K, Added 07/20/08.

Crew of the United Convair 340 was Pilot William M. Wade, Co-Pilot Jerry J. Campbell, Stewardesses Carolyn Day and Irene Benz. Known passenger names are Al Baker, Joann Cox, Martin Matich and Evelyn Matich, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas McKay who were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. My thanks to Tiffany Howard for providing names, and for correcting my spelling errors. Names added 02/16/14, spelling updated 08/17/16.

Cause of both engines stopping (the engines didn't fail) was fuel starvation. Talking with a retired American Airlines pilot who knew United Captain Wade, he told me the crew encountered a fuel pump problem at Fresno. To overcome this the crew started the engine with the problem fuel pump using fuel cross feed from the working engine. Fuel cross feed allows an engine with a good fuel pump to send fuel to the opposite engine. Problem here, according to the American Airlines pilot, was the United crew failed to turn OFF the cross feed after the second engine stated. So both engines fed off the same fuel tank. With both engines feeding from one tank the engines quit about 35 miles north of their intended destinaion. Today that onion field no longer exists, houses now occupy the fields where onions once grew.

UPDATE - John Wade, son of United Captain William Wade, the pilot, provided corrections and additional information. My earlier versions incorrectly said Bakersfield was the origin of the flight, actually it was Fresno Air Terminal about 100 miles north of Bakersfield. Second, and very important, was at the time there was an error in the flight manual about crossfeed operation. "He was operating the x-feed system in line with how they were trained. Both training and maintenance erroneously thought that the Convair, like the DC-6, had a check valve that prevented transferring fuel from tank to tank. Even the flight manual at the time was wrong. Dad essentially got led into a trap." John Wade also believes the aircraft landed in a beet field, which may be correct, however I have left it onion field based on living there.

"Some more details on the landing, he was IFR, ATC initially misidentified him and he had the situational awareness not to panic and take the first heading they gave him. Good thing as he would have hit a mountain while still in the clouds. He popped out of the clouds in a valley, did a 180 to line up with the beet field and on short "final," had to fly under some power lines to make the partial flap, gear up landing. On a humorous note, after they deplaned an elderly woman asked Dad if this meant she would miss her connection in LAX!"

Bottom line is Captain Wade showed considerable airmanship in a fine off airport landing, especially so with only 2 minor injuries to passengers or crew. The passenger who asked if she would miss her connection at LAX gives a good indication that the passengers felt he did an excellent job. Local television interviewing other passengers give the same view from the passengers. Updated 01/08/12.

UPDATE - Jim Mosley, lived in the area and actually witnessed the forced landing. Mosley indicates there are some errors with my explanation. First the landing was made in a carrot field (Wemaster note - when I moved to the area a few years after the incident, both carrots and onions were major crops in the area), and second Mosley indicated the airplane didn't land under any electrical wires. Mosley's father was the manager of the Newhall ranch. He got a caterpillar and flatbed trailer and brought all the passengers to their home. United airlines bought us new carpet after that event, the mud was terrible. Mosley also witnessed the takeoff, which although a shorter runway than normal, did clear the power lines by a good margin. Updated 05/28/12.

I'm still looking for a photograph of the take off. Local schools let out to view the takeoff. All B&W, about 130K, 123K and 161K respectively, added 07/20/08, last updated 05/28/12.

United sold N73102 to Frontier Airlines in September 1966. Frontier converted the airplane to a model 580 (turbo prop engines) in December 1966. Frontier flew the airplane until February 1984 when it was sold to Aspen Airways. Today that airplane continues to fly by Honeywell Corporation and registered as N580AS. My thanks to Mark Black for providing the current status of this airplane. Status info Added 02/15/14.

UPDATE - Jason McMahon, a Convair pilot for Honeywell Flight Test provides additional information about this unique Convair. "The aircraft was acquired in about 1992 by Allied Signal (hence it's former registration, N580AS) and was based in South Florida. The aircraft has been used as a flying avionics testbed since that time, and one of its unique missions has been to develop, test and certify windshear warning systems (it has been flown into actual windshear conditions many times over the years as part of the flight test profiles). In 1998 the aircraft was relocated to Paine Field in Everett, WA where it continues to fly often to test Honeywell's latest avionics technologies and products; Allied Signal became Honeywell and the aircraft was re-registered as N580HW. Much of its test flying nowadays involves testing terrain awareness and warning systems (EGPWS), collision avoidance systems (TCAS), weather radar and windshear systems, navigation receivers, radar altimeters and a variety of other products." Current status info Added 05/26/14.

Ground view of a Curtiss T-32-C Condor II registered NC12354, c/n 22 manufactured in 1933 of American Airways (predecessor of American Airlines). The Condor was a 12 passenger airliner powered by two Wright SGR-1820-F3 Cyclone engines of 710 HP each. American initiated night services with the Condor from Dallas to Los Angeles in 1934 as a sleeper transport and purchased ten Curtiss T-32-C Condor's for its fleet. B&W, about 304K, Added 10/01/21.

Ground view of a Curtiss C-46A-CK Commando registered N4894V of Westair Transport. Photo taken at London. Aircraft is Curtiss construction number 387. Note the added windows in the airline version versus the USAAF military version above. Although Curtiss marketed the Commando as the CW-20 after WWII, I do not believe any new aircraft were built. Airlines, especially charter airlines, purchased their C-46's surplus from the 3,180 built for the USAAF. Later this airplane was old in Mexico with the registration of XA-MER. About 52K. Added 05/28/02.

Inflight view of a USAAF Curtiss C-46D Commando serial number 44-77662, part of a United Kingdom based Troop Carrier Wing in 1945. Curtiss designed the Commando before WWII as the CW-20 airliner. Before it could fly with the airlines the U.S. was engaged in WWII and all production was directed to the war effort. While it appears similar to the better known Douglas DC-3/C-47, the Commando has almost twice the power in its Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engines, and the gross weight, at 56,000 pounds, was more than twice that of the DC-3/C-47. This airplane was assigned to the 302nd Air Transport Wing, 31st Air Transport Group, 87th Air Transport Squadron when this photo was taken. My thanks to Richard Chancellor for providing the unit information. About 56K. Added 05/29/02.

Inflight view of a Delta Airlines Curtiss C-46D Commando USAAF serial number 44-77736. This airplane flew for Delta Airlines from 1957 to 1967 as a freighter with the registration N9884F. B&W, about 179K, Added 07/20/15.

"D" Manufactures

Inflight view of de Havilland DH-84 Dragon 2 c/n 6105 delivered 1936. Currently registered in Ireland as EI-ABI, Air Lingus aircraft name IOLAR. Airplane previously G-AECZ, AV982, G-AECZ, and EI-AFK. My thanks to Colin Sayce whose homepage is for this photo. B&W, about 304K, Added 12/03/16.

Here is a ground view of de Havilland DH-89A Dominie, c/n 6517. First to the RAF as X7344 delieverd 4/16/1941, now registered as G-AGJG. B&W, about 383K. Here is an inflight view of the same de Havilland DH-89A Dominie G-AGJG. My thanks to Colin Sayce whose homepage is for these photos. B&W, about 314K, Added 12/03/16.

Inflight view of de Havilland Dove 8. Registered G-ARUM, side view, shown above the clouds. Added 6/26/99, about 68K.

A second inflight view of de Havilland Dove 8 G-ARUM. This photo may have been taken on the same flight as that above, this photo is taken slightly higher and above, still above the clouds. Added 09/14/11, about 101K.

Inflight view of de Havilland 114 Heron 2B. Originally delivered to the RAF as XG603, c/n 14058 in 1954. Converted to the Saunders ST-27 prototype, which replaced the Gypsy Queen engines with P&W PT6-27 engines. First flight as ST27 on 05/18/69. B&W, about 194K, Added 04/01/20.

Inflight view of de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou, c/n 8, U.S. Army serial number 57-3083 built in 1958. Engines are Pratt & Whitney R-2000 radial engines of 1,450 HP each. Thirty two passengers. B&W, about 278K, Added 03/01/21.

Inflight view of de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo, c/n 1, U.S. Army 63-13686 built in 1965. Engines are General Electric T-64 Turbo prop engines of 2,850 HP each. Forty two passengers. Later aircraft had radar with a radom on the nose. B&W, about 253K, Added 03/01/21.

Inflight view of de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, c/n 774, registration C-GFJQ built in 1981. Engines are Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6A-27 engines of 680 HP each. Nineteem passengers. B&W, about 207K, Added 03/01/21.

Inflight view of de Havilland Canada DHC-7 Dash 7, c/n 1, registration C-GNBX built in 1975. The four engines are Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6A-50 engines each of 1,240 HP. A major design feature of the DHC-7 is to be a quiet airplane. Fifty passengers. B&W, about 223K, Added 03/01/21.

Ground view of the only Douglas DC-1, registration NX223Y, Douglas construction number 1137. The "DC" of DC-1 stands for Douglas Commercial. The design was to the specifications of Transcontinental and Western Air which later became Trans World Airlines. Only one DC-1 was built, however many thousand Douglas Commercial aircraft and their military equivilants came from this design. B&W, about 207K. Added 01/01/16.

Inflight view of the only Douglas DC-1, registration NC223Y, Douglas construction number 1137. Note the "X" of the registration haas been delted from the registrtion on the vertical stabilizer, while the registration under the left wing continues to show the X in the regitraion. Airplane is TWA fleet number 300. B&W, about 200K. Added 03/01/21.

Ground view of the only Douglas DC-1, registration NC223Y, Douglas construction number 1137. Note this photo shows the DC-1 now with an "NC" registration, and that many windows are blanked out. The "NC" came from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Aeronautics Branch memo approval 2-460 issued November 8, 1933. In early 1935 TWA loaned the airplane to the National Aeronautical Association to attemp speed, distance and weight records. This photo is dated March 19, 1935, at the time being used to test radio navigastion equipment. Note the additional anntena. B&W, about 248K. Added 01/01/21.

Very nice inflight view of Douglas DC-2-120 of Delta Airlines NC14275. This is Douglas construction number 1308, originally sold to American Airlines On November 19, 1934. American sold the airplane to Delta Airlines on February 4, 1940. When WWII broke out it went to the government of India February 1942, then to the Royal Air Force as DG473. Damaged beyond repair in India on June 14, 1942. B&W, about 178K. Added 09/17/08.

Here is a Douglas DC-2 Interior cabin. Both the DC-1 and DC-2 have narrower fuselages which permit only a single seat on each side of the isle. The DC-1 had 6 seats on each side for a total passenger load of 12 passengers. The DC-2 fuselage is longer permiting 7 seats on each side for a total of 14 passengers. Douglas widened the DC-3/C-47 fuselage to allow 2 seats on one side and 1 seat on the other side for a total passenger load of 21. B&W, about 310K. Added 01/21/16.

Inflight view of Douglas DC-2 of American Airlines NC14278. B&W, about 32K. Added 01/01/02.

Ground view of USAAF Douglas C-39. Douglas manufactured thirty five C-39 aircraft. The C-39 utilized a DC-2 fuselage with a cargo door and floor, with a DC-3 center section and DC-3 enlarged tail surfaces. The C-39 is the last of the DC-2 production. B&W, about 236K. Added 01/01/16.

Beautiful inflight view of Douglas DST (DC-3). This is American Airlines "Flagship San Francisco" which later carried the name "Flagship Monterrey," registered NC28325 at this point in its life. Douglas consturction number 2263. During WWII this airplane was impressed as a C-49E, 42-43622. After WWII it returned to the civil register as N15583, later the N number was changed to its current registration of N272L. I added another scan of this same photo Very High resolution scan of Douglas DST (DC-3) which is about 846K in size. I suggest if you have dial up only that you view the standard resolution scan first to see if you like it. Photo courtesy of American Airlines. Standard resolution about 47K, high resolution about 846K. Standard resolution Added 01/01/99, high resolution scan added 11/28/04.

A very nice view of Douglas DC-3A-197 NC16072. This is an United Airlines DC-3, Douglas consturction number 1912, delivered to United on December 8, 1936, named Mainliner "State of California." This aircraft was destroyed in a hangar fire on January 12, 1941 at Salt Lake City, Utah. About 222K, B&W. Added 11/04/06.

A nice view of Douglas DC-3B-202 NC17312. This is a TWA DC-3B, Douglas consturction number 1922, delivered to TWA on April 16, 1937. Only 10 DC-3B's were built, all for TWA. The DC-3B has only two upper sleeper windows rather than 4, and an unusual main window pattern. For awhile this airplane was impressed into military service as the C-84 USAAF serial number 42-57157, then returned to TWA. In TWA service it is identified as ship 350. About 108K, B&W. Added 10/01/07.

Ground view of an USAAF Douglas C-41A. This is USAAF serial number 40-70, Douglas c/n 2145, the first Army Air Forces DC-3 type aircraft. There was also a C-41, however it was a derivitive of the DC-2, so even though the same USAAF type number they were different airplanes. About 146K, B&W. Added 02/01/15.

Ground view of an American Airlines Douglas DC-3-277B, registration NC21798, c/n 2202, Flagship Knowville. This airplane is now in the American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Photo taken while the airplane was in service. About 146K, B&W. Added 02/01/15.

Inflight view of Douglas DC-3A, registratoin NC3000. This is a Douglas owned aircraft. There were a number of DC-3's with this registration, I believe this is the first to wear this registration, Douglas construction number 4809, built in 1941. Later this airplane was impressed into USAAF service as a C-53, serial number 43-36600. About 99K, B&W. Added 05/29/05.

Cockpit view of the DC-3. Available in two resolutions Standard resolution DC-3 Cockpit, about 68K in size. The same view is also available in High resolution DC-3 Cockpit, about 303K in size. The high resolution shows great detail but takes significantly longer to download on a dial up. This is cn 4841, originally delivered to the USAAF as C-53 41-20071. At the time of this photo, 1948, it had been in airline service 2 years and at the time was flying for Trans Ocean as NC30022. My thanks to Henry Holden, author of "The Legacy of the DC-3" for this information. Added 12/27/98.

Interior views of the Douglas DC-3 and DST. First is a standard 21 Seat Interior. Photo is dated 1953, California Air College. About 85K. Added 04/11/99. Second interior view of the DST Sleeper Interior. About 59K. Added 04/11/99.

Inflight view of Douglas C-53-DO Skytrain, serial number 42-15887, construction number 7404. The C-53 is a version of the C-47. Differences are the C-47 has a cargo floor and cargo door, while the C-53 has a passenger door and the floor is stressed for passengers. Douglas delivered this airplane to the USAAF on August 16, 1942, operational with the 8th AF in the United Kingdom during WWII. After WWII registered as PP-CCZ in Brazil. Delivered to Brazil Cruzeir as PP-CCZ on March 19, 1946 with the individual aircraft name of "Caritiana." Registration cancelled March 14, 1971 (fuselage still at Rio-Jacarepagua Apr 1974). Dismantled and broken up Feburary 1980. B&W, about 200K. Added 01/01/16.

Inflight view of Douglas C-47A-1-DK Skytrain, serial number 42-92095. This is Douglas construction number 11857, delivered to the USAAF during July 1943. The airplane was scrapped July 14, 1947. About 173K, B&W. Added 05/02/02.

Inflight view of Douglas C-47 Skytrain side view. The serial number is air brushed out on the photograph so I cannot determine the serial number. This particular airplane has the seventh passenger window nearest the tail covered. B&W, about 221K. Added 07/20/15.

The Federal Aviation Administration used DC-3 type aircraft for many years to verify navigation facilities. Three images of the same airplane. Ground view showing a Front side view of FAA Douglas DC-3A N15. Color, about 217K. Note the long rectangular window seen above the left engine in back of the cockpit. This is where the electronic operator sat with the equipment to monitor navigation facilities. Here is another ground view of showing a Rear side view of FAA DC-3A N15. Color, about 225K. This is a Front head on view of FAA DC-3A N15. Color, about 188K. This airplane seems to have two construction numbers 13896 and also 25341. Airplane is current on the FAA register as N7AP using c/n 13896. Aircraft was built as a C-47A-30-DK with USAAF s/n 43-48080. Later registered as NC203, NC15, N15, N7 and today as N7AP. Added 04/23/15.

Inflight view of the Prototype Douglas DC-4E. This airplane was originally built to the specifications of American, Eastern, Pan American, TWA and United airlines. Before completion Pan American and TWA pulled out. First flight was June 7, 1938, this photo was taken July 9, 1938. United later flew this airplane on route proving flights. Considered to0 complex and expensive for the time, it was later sold to Japan. Douglas serial number 1601, registered NX18100, later NC18100 when it received group 2 approval 2-551 on May 5, 1939. This is the only C-54 or DC-4 to have a triple tail, all production C-54's and DC-4's were slightly smaller, non pressurized, with a single vertical stabilizer. B&W, about 101K. Added 08/22/12.

Interior Cabin view of the Douglas DC-4E. Note the square windows, all subsequent DC-4 aircraft have oval shaped passenger windows. Each seat, each of which seems quite wide in this view, has an individual reading light. Photo taken 1939. B&W, about 219K. Added 06/10/15.

Ground view of the Prototype Douglas DC-4E. Douglas serial number 1601, registered NX18100. B&W, about 210K. Added 05/01/17.

Very nice inflight view of Douglas C-54A-5-DO Skymaster, delivered to the USAF on March 25, 1944, serial number 42-107457, c/n 7476, line no. DO84. Later to the US Navy as Navy Bureau Number 39179. After the end of WWII, this airplane was sold to Colonial Airways as "Skycruiser America" N93267 in 1947. Taken over by Eastern on June 1, 1956, then sold to PSA in June 1956, to Mercer Enterprises in 1962 and based at Burbank still with Colonial paint scheme. To Arctic Coop of Canada as CF-QIX then C-FQIX in 1969, to Air Commonwealth, then later Aero Trades Western then Damaged Beyond Repair Jun 1, 1979 at Thompson, Manitoba when an engine caught fire after takeoff. Plane landed with engine still on fire and plane was consumed by fire. About 270K, B&W. Added 01/01/11.

Inflight view of Douglas C-54D-15-DC, transferred to the Navy as R-5D-3, msn 22153, ex USAAF 43-17203, first flight August 11, 1945. Transferred to Navy as a R5D-3, Bureau number 87754. Later converted to C-54Q. WFU and stored 1975. B&W, about 161K. Added 03/24/19.

Ground view of a Douglas R5D-2 (C-54B) Skymaster. This airplane is a Navy MATS aircraft, serial number 90394. Built for the USAAF as C-54B MSN 27247, USAAF 44-9021. B&W, about 60K. Added 10/5/98.

Inflight side view of a Douglas C-54A Skymaster. I believe this airplane is on a test flight after manufacture over Santa Monica, California. Photo is dated 12/43. About 119K. Added 02/14/04.

Nice inflight view of Douglas DC-4 of American Airlines, NC90423. Airplane was built by Douglas for the USAF as a C-54B-DO, serial number 43-17192. American Airlines purchased the airplane on 12/7/45 and named it "Flagship Washington." B&W, About 54K. Added 01/01/02. Here is a second different inflight view of N90423. About 57K. Added 05/26/03. I added another scan of NC90423, this is a Very High resolution scan of Douglas DC-4 of American Airlines, NC90423. Suggest those with dial up only view the standard resolution scan first to see if you like it. The high resolution scan is the same as the first "Douglas of DC-4 of American Airlines." High resolution scan is about 814K. Added 11/28/04.

View of a Douglas DC4 Passenger Cabin seating. About 368K. Added 05/05/19.

Cockpit view of a Douglas C-54/DC4. Airplane is a Navy MATS aircraft. About 189K. Added 01/03/99.

Inflight view of a Douglas C-54G-1-DO Skymaster, USAAF s/n 45-521, Douglas c/n 35974, delivered July 13, 1945. The C-54G was equipped with Pratt and Whitney R2000-9 engines which produce a maximum of 1450 HP for take off, with Maximum Except Take Off (METO) of 1100 HP. Equipped with 50 seats it has a gross weight of 73,000 pounds. To MASDC as CC222 Sep 13, 1972. To civil registry as N3370F, later HK-2017 TANA 02 Mar 1977 - flying for Transportes Petroleros de Santander, current Sep 1999. B&W, About 188K. Added 06/01/17.

Inflight view of a Douglas DC-5. Registered NX21701 c/n 411. This was the Douglas owned prototype, first flown 2/20/39, shown with the left engine feathered. After certification this airplane was sold to Bill Boeing on 04/19/1940 as NC21701. Taken over by the Navy and designated R3D-3, Bureau No. 08005. Scrapped 06/30/46. Photo courtesy of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. B&W, About 159K. Added 02/01/15.

Inflight side view of a Douglas DC-5 in Douglas paint scheme. First flight Feb 20, 1939 registered NX21701, MSN 411. Douglas owned DC-5 prototype. This photo was taken during the test flying. Later the horizontal stabilizer was changed to have dihedral to reduce excessive tail buffet. Approved Type Certificate 727 issued in May 1940. Sold to Bill Boeing and re-registered NC21701 and named "Rover." Acquired by the Navy Feb 2, 1942 becoming U.S. Navy Bureau number 08005 as the R3D-3. Stricken from inventory Jun 30, 1946 at Naval Aeronautical Laboratory. Engines Wright R1820-G102A of 1,100HP each for takeoff. B&W, About 267K. Added 07/19/16.

Inflight view of a Douglas C-74 Globemaster I USAF s/n 42-65408, Douglas c/n 13919. The Globemaster I had a rather small diameter fuselage which, unless it was hauling a high density cargo load, meant the fuselage capacity ran out before the airplane reached maximum weight. The USAF corrected this situation by having Douglas change the fuselage larger making it into the Globemast II, see below. Later this airplane went on the civil register as N8199H. B&W, About 251K. Added 06/01/17.

Inflight view of a Douglas YC-124 Globemaster II. This airplane is serial number 42-65406. Originally this was built as a C-74 Globemaster and later became the prototype C-124 Globemaster II. This view is representative of the initial production "A" model Globemaster II. About 59K. Added 09/11/98.

Inflight view of a Douglas C-124A Globemaster II. This is serial number 50-083. About 83K. Added 04/11/99.

Inflight view of a Douglas C-124C Globemaster II. This particular aircraft, sn 51-5186, was built as an "A" model. Shown here after it had "C" model wingtip heaters and nose radom added, and is representative of a "C" model. About 71K. Added 07/28/98.

Beautiful inflight view of a Douglas C-124C Globemaster II. This particular photograph is sn 52-1087 shown over San Francisco Bay on May 16, 1955. This is USAF photograph 152860AC. About 119K. Added 01/30/12.

Inflight view of Douglas C-133A Cargomaster. This is serial number 54-135, the second C-133A built. About 91K. Added 04/11/99.

Inflight side view of Douglas C-133A-1-DL Cargomaster. This is serial number 54-136, c/n 44706 the first production C-133A built. Bailed to NASA as 928 from October 1962 to August 19, 1969, modified for Apollo command module test drops. Forty six drops made. Declared excess September 7, 1971. Purchased by Foundation for Airborne Relief as N136AR, later N136AB for modification as flying hospital. Due to FAA concerns about wing fatigue that concept went under. B&W, about 175K. Added 03/24/19.

Inflight view of Douglas C-133A-25-DL Cargomaster. This is serial number 56-2011. About 101K. Added 5/29/05.

Inflight view of Douglas DC-6, NC90712 of American Airlines. This is Douglas construction number 42865, the 25th DC-6 built. About 130K. Added 06/13/04.

View of a Douglas DC-6 Instrument Panel. Photo is American Airlines photo 11658, taken 1/12/48. My thanks to American Airlines for this photograph. B&W, about 372K. Added 01/01/20.

Inflight view of Douglas DC-6, NC37534 of United Airlines. This is Douglas construction number 43023, the 87th DC-6 built, delivered to United Airlines on Oct. 16, 1947. United flew this DC-6 until late 1968, when it was broken up for scrap. About 90K. Added 06/17/07.

United Airlines Douglas DC-6 Passenger Cabin. This is an early cabin with the sleeper configuration. Note the overhead racks, which are not open as on a day airplane, but are folded up bunks of the sleeper version. About 158K. Added 05/11/08.

Inflight view of Douglas DC-6B, N93117 of Western Airlines. About 99K. Added 10/11/98.

Nice inflight view of Douglas DC-6B, N6520C of Pan American World Airways. This airplane was delivered March 12, 1952, named Clipper Priscilla Alden. Douglas c/n 43520, line number 222. Later the airplane was registered N77DG. B&W, about 63K. Added 01/06/07.

Inflight view of Douglas DC-6B, N6529C of Pan American World Airways. This airplane was c/n 43529, line number 260, delivered August 20, 1952, named Clipper Fidelity. B&W, about 195K. Added 04/08/15.

Beautiful inflight view of American Airlines DC-7. N303AA, Flagship Missouri. This is cn 44124, the 383rd aircraft off the production line. Photo courtesy of American Airlines. About 55K. Added 04/11/99.

View of United Airlines DC-7 Instrument Panel. N6301C, Mainliner San Francisco. This is cn 44265, the 462nd aircraft off the production line. Photo courtesy of Douglas Aircraft Corp. B&W, about 228K. Added 05/11/08.

View of the a Radar Equipped Douglas DC-7 Instrument Panel. The DC-7 is the first airliner that Douglas offerred with weather radar as a standard option. With Douglas two cathode ray tubes (CRT's) were provided to display radar information to both the captain and the co-pilot. The left side of the photo show part of the radio rack. B&W, about 375K. Added 09/02/16.

Beautiful inflight view of Douglas DC-7C, N731PA, Clipper Bald Eagle of Pan American World Airways. About 63K. Added 10/11/98.

"E" Manufactures

"F" Manufactures

Very nice inflight view of Fairchild C-82A-15-FA. Later this airplane appeared on the civil register as N75399. B&W, about 79K. Added 09/17/08.

Landing view of Fairchild C-119 of Hemet Valley Flying Service. Registration is N13745 and the tanker number is 82. This particular airplane has had a jet pod added. Photo by Tom Hildreth via Mike Neely at the The Aviation Zone homepage. About 53K. Added 11/29/99.

Inflight view of Fairchild C-119G-FA Flying Boxcar, serial number 53-3203. About 116K, B&W. Added 05/02/02.

Very nice inflight view of Fairchild C-123B-1-FA Provider, serial number 54-552, the first production C-123B, Fairchild construction number 20001. To Thai Air Force as 40552, now preserved at Dong Maung, Bangkok, Thailand. B&W, about 101K. added 11/24/10.

Inflight view of Fairchild C-123B-FA Provider, serial number 54-555, is the fourth production C-123B built by Fairchild. My thanks to Woody Woodward for providing this image. About 33K, B&W. added 03/04/04.

Ground view of Fairchild C-123B-FA Provider, serial number 54-650, on an artic resupply mission. Lots of snow. My thanks to Woody Woodward for providing this image. Both this image, and that of 54-555 above, were taken when the aircraft were assigned to the 331st Troop Carrier Squadron, 513th Troop Carrier Group. About 89K, Color. added 03/04/04.

Ground view of Fairchild F-27A Friendship, N145L, serial number 29, Bonanza Airlines. Later registered N745L. B&W, about 281K. Added 07/01/15.

Inflight view of Fairchild F-27A Friendship, N145L, serial number 29, Bonanza Airlines. Later registered N745L. Photo taken while flying over Hoover Dam with Lake Mead in back of the dam. B&W, about 281K. Added 07/01/15.

Ground view of a Focke-Wulf 200 Condor Airliner, registration D-ACON, with the individual aircraft name of "Brandenburg." This is the prototype Condor which flew nonstop from Berlin to New York in 24 hours 55 minutes. Airplane is shown at Floy Bennett Field, New York. About 52K. added 05/17/02.

Another ground view of a Focke-Wulf 200 Condor, registration D-AMHC, with the individual aircraft name of "Nordmark." About 48K. added 5/17/02.

View of the Focke-Wulf 200 Cockpit. Project engineer for the Focke-Wulf 200 Condor was Kurt Tank, who would later design the FW190 fighter, along with many other aircraft designs. About 92K. added 05/17/02.

"G" Manufactures

Ground view of the Prototype Grumman G-21 Goose, registration NX16910, with, I believe, c/n 1001. This photo was taken in July 1937. B&W, about 170K. Added 06/27/19.

Inflight view of Grumman G-21 Goose. This aircraft was built in April 1944 as a JRF-5 for the U.S. Navy, bureau number 37997, B-49, then transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force as Goose II serial number 385. After World War II it went on the Canadian registry as CF-EXA. See inscription on the nose "British American Oil Co. LTD." and below that "CANADA." About 113K. Added 06/02/99.

Inflight view of Grumman G-21 Goose. This aircraft is a U.S. Navy JRF-5, 37803. B&W, about 84K. Added 06/02/99.

Inflight view of Grumman G-21 Goose. I can't see the Navy Bureau number, however I believe this is a Navy JRF-5. B&W, about 161K. Added 03/24/19.

Inflight view of Coast Guard Grumman G-21 Goose. This aircraft is a JRF-2, Coast Guard V-176, Grumman construction number 1065. Inflight over beautiful snow capped mountains. About 186K. Added 10/26/08.

Inflight view of Grumman G-44A Widegon. This aircraft is registered NC86612, cn 1438, built June 1946. B&W, about 102K. Added 04/22/11.

Inflight view of Grumman G-44A Widegon. This aircraft is registered NC86635, cn 1461, built April 1948. B&W, about 85K. Added 06/02/99.

Inflight view of Grumman G-64 Albatross, USAF serial 49-098, Grumman MSN G64-56, delivered to USAF Mar 31, 1951. MAP to Spanish AF as AD.1-5. W/o Sep 3, 1973 B&W, about 252K. Added 08/23/15.

"H" Manufactures

Inflight view of a Handley Page H.P. 81 Hermes 4, registered G-ALDM. The Hermes was a development of the military Hastings. The Hermes 4 was the first version of the Hermes to have tricycle landing gear. Photo courtesy of BOAC. B&W, about 204K. added 05/17/02.

Inflight view of a Handley Page Herald 210, c/n 162, manufactured in 1963, registered to Globe Air of Switzerland as HB-AAG. Power by Rolls Royce Dart turbine engines. Fifty Herald aircraft were built. B&W, about 112K. added 04/08/15.

Inflight view of a Handley Page HP.137 Jetstream, G-ATXH. The Jetstream 1 was powered by the Turboméca Astazou XIV engines of 840 hp. This is the prototype Jetstream which first flew on August 18, 1967. Handley Page built some 36 Jetstream aircraft including two Jetstream 2 with higher powered engines. This was the last airplane designed by Handley Page before the company went bankrupt. Other companies built upgraded versions of this airplane. B&W, about 111K. added 04/08/15.

Inflight view of a Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Series 2A, registration 7Q-YKB of Air Malawi, c/n 1667. Initial design of the airplane by AVRO. Some 380 HS 748 aircraft were manufactured between 1961 and 1988. Power by Rolls Royce Dart engines. B&W, about 152K. added 03/01/18.

"I" Manufactures

"J" Manufactures

Inflight view of a Deutsche Luft Hansa Junkers Ju 52/3m, D-ANYF, c/n 4071, individual aircraft name Erich Pust. The Ju 52/3m is powered by three BMW Hornet A2 engines, of 770 hp each, can carry 17 passengers. Almost 5,000 Ju 52/3m aircraft were built between 1932 and 1952 in Germany, France and Spain. Photograph courtesy of Lufthansa Airlines. B&W, about 202K. added 01/01/17.

View of a Restored Deutsche Luft Hansa Junkers Ju 52/3m Cockpit, registration D-AQUI painted on the airplane, however I believe the correct registration is D-CDLH, c/n 130714. Aircraft restored and updated by Lufthansa Maintenance in the early 1980's in Hamburg. Photograph courtesy of Lufthansa Airlines. B&W, about 332K. added 05/05/19.

Inflight view of a British European Airways Ju 52/3m, G-A???. British European Airways was formed shortly after WWII to provide local air services in Great Britain. BEA operated the Junkers Ju 52/3m from November 1946 until May 1947 as the "Jupiter" class. BEA replaced the Junkers Ju 52/3m with Douglas DC-3, C-47, Dakota type aircraft. Photograph courtesy of British European Airways. B&W, about 211K. added 01/01/17.

"K" Manufactures

"L" Manufactures

Ground view of Lockheed 10B Electra, registration NC14990, c/n 1049, owned by Delta Airlines. This is an advertisement photo taken by the Neiman Marcus department store at Dallas Love Field in 1940. Photo includes two lady models. Lockheed built a more powerful Electra, the model 10E, which was used by Amelia Earhart in her around the world attempt in 1937. This is the first airplane named "Electra" by Lokheed. Lockheed later used the name Electra for the model 188 four engine turbo prop airliners first flown in 1957. Color, About 428K. Added 07/01/20.

Inflight view of Lockheed 12A Electra Junior, registration NC17374, c/n 1218. Originally purchased by Superior Oil Company. Lockheed manufactured 130 model 12A Electra Juniors. The model 12A was powered by the Pratt and Whitney R-985 engine. B&W, About 295K. Added 08/23/15.

Inflight view of Lockheed 18 Lodestar. There is no registration visible on the original photograph. On the back is a press release by Lockheed with a 1939 date, however the text of the press release says with the war over (WWII) there are many surplus Lockheed 18's available. B&W, About 288K. Added 08/23/15.

Inflight view of a USAAF Lockheed C-60A-1-LO Lodestar. The Lockheed C-60 aircraft in the USAF were civilian Lockheed model 18 Lodestar aircraft impressed into USAAF service during WWII. The Lockheed C-60A-1-LO aircraft were newly manufactured Lockheed model 18 Lodestars built under USAAF contract. This airplane is USAAF serial number 42-55859, c/n 18-2249. B&W, About 239K. Added 11/01/20.

Inflight view of the first Lockheed 049 Constellation, a Lockheed company owned airplane. Lockheed c/n 049-1961, registered NX25600, was built as an USAAF C-69-LO. This airplane first flew in 1943, which was later painted in a camoflage tu color scheme. No other military Constellations or Super Constellation was camoflaged until 1967 when 30 military Super Contellations were brought out of storage from the Davis Monthan bone yard and converted to the EC-121R version. Lockheed later used this airplane to build the first Super Constellation. B&W, About 115K. Added 12/06/19.

Nice inflight view of a Lockheed 049 Constellation. Originally this aircraft was built as a USAAF C-69-LO, s/n 43-10210, c/n 049-1962. Before official delivery this airplane was painted in Pan American colors, then it was also painted in TWA colors. Later purchased by Pan American. Registered NC86520, with individual name Clipper America, this is cn 1962. Later N38936. This airplane crashed at Burbank, California January 22, 1953. B&W, About 333K. Added 08/26/12.

inflight view of a Lockheed 049 Constellation. Originally this aircraft was built as a USAAF C-69-LO, s/n 43-10210, c/n 049-1962, registered NC86520. This image shows the same airplane above now painted in TWA colors. B&W, About 131K. Added 08/21/18.

Instrument panel of a Lockheed 049 Constellation NC86520. Back of photo is dated January 1946 saying it was taken when the airplane flew for TWA. Note the control wheels are different than those used on the later 1049 series Constellations. B&W, About 198K. Added 08/31/12.

Beautiful inflight view of a Lockheed 049 Constellation. Originally this aircraft was built as a USAAF C-69, later purchased by BOAC. Registered G-AHEN, this is cn 1980. B&W, about 93K. Added 08/30/99.

Beautiful inflight view of a Lockheed 749A Constellation. Registered N6014C, this is Lockheed construction number 2650, TWA fleet number 814, with individual aircraft name of "Star of Delaware." About 49K. Added 05/29/02.

Another very nice inflight view of Lockheed 749A Constellation N6014C, Lockheed construction number 2650, TWA fleet number 814, with individual aircraft name of "Star of Delaware." About 86K. Added 06/13/04.

Inflight view of Lockheed VC-121E Super Constellation. This photo was taken shortly after the airplane was built. Serial number is 53-7885, c/n 4151. Airplane used by President Eisenhower. B&W, about 75K. Added 10/05/98

Very nice inflight view Lockheed EC-12D Warning Star the military radar version of the Super Constellation. USAF serial number 53-539, model 1049A-55-86, c/n 1049A-4354, manufactured in 1954. Nose has weather radar, large hump on top is the height finder, a large radome on the under side of the fuselage (only small part is visible in this photo) is the long range search radar. B&W, about 245K. Added 07/01/20

View of a Lockheed 1049C Super Constellation Flight Engineer Panel in a high resolution scan. Photo is dated March 31, 1953. B&W, about 468K. added 02/01/21.

View of a Lockheed 1049C Super Constellation Center Console in a high resolution scan. Photo is dated March 31, 1953. B&W, about 416K. added 01/01/22.

Inflight view of Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation of Trans Canada CF-TGC, this is Lockheed construction number 4542, a model L-1049G-55, delivered to Qantas on 04/09/54. This was the first civilain Super Constellation to use the Wright Turbo Compound R-3350 engines. This airplane has a non radar nose, and no tip tanks. B&W, about 198K. added 08/26/12.

Inflight view of Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation of Qantas VH-EAD, named "Southern Dawn." This is Lockheed construction number 4607, a model L-1049G-82 delivered to Qantas on 11/18/55. This view shows the tip tanks and radar nose of later Super Constellations. B&W, about 112K. added 01/01/02.

Inflight view of Lockheed model 75 Saturn, registration NX90801, c/n 075-1001. This is the first prototype of the Lockheed Feederliner. Only two were built after WWII, not sure if the second airplane flew. Designed for a crew of 2 with 14 passengers. Lockheed designed the Saturn for ease of maintenance. Lockheed decided not to continue with the Saturn primarily because it cost about $100,000 while a 21 seat Douglas C-47 (DC-3) could be purchased surplus after WWII for about $30,000. B&W, about 163K. Added 08/23/15.

Inflight view of a Lockheed C-130A Hercules. Serial number is 55-005. Airplane is in natural metal finish as delivered in the middle 1950's. B&W, about 277K. Added 09/11/98, Rescanned 09/01/21.

Inflight view of Lockheed C-130A Hercules. Serial number 56-0508. B&W, about 285K. Added 11/14/99, Rescanned 09/01/21.

View of Lockheed C-130H-LM Hercules Instrument panel. USAF Serial number 81-0629. Lockheed Photo. B&W, about 352K. Added 04/09/19.

Inflight view of a Lockheed 188 Electra. This is N130US of Northwest Airlines. About 34K. Added 08/30/99.

Inflight view of the Lockheed R6O-1 Constitution shown inflight on its first flight. Lockheed c/n 089-1001, Navy Bureau number 85613. This photograph may have been taken on its first flight in 1946. B&W, about 195K, added 12/06/19.

Beautiful inflight shot of the Lockheed R6O-1 Constitution shown inflight on its first flight. Serial number is 85613. Lockheed built two of these airplanes for the Navy in the late 1940's, serial numbers 85163 and 85164. Navy used them as transports until 1955. About 90K. Added 02/12/11.

Inflight view of the Lockheed R6O-1 Constitution shown inflight. Serial number is 85613. About 272K. Added 06/25/98.

Ground view of Lockheed R6O-1 Constitution. This image brings ups some questions. Faded, but visible on the nose of the print, is the squadron badge with "VR-5" below. All articles I have read say both Lockheed Constitutions flew with VR-44. Anyone know why this airplane has VR-5 on it? Homepage visitors James Rochefort and Steve Cook e-mailed me to say VR-5 did in fact operate at least one, possibly both Lockheed Constitutions. VR5 operated those aircraft at Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, Calif., near San Jose during the early to mid 1950s. They were based in hangar 3, one of the old blimp hangars. About 28K. Added 06/25/98.

Ground view of Second Lockheed R6O-1 Constitution, Burearu Number 85164. This aircraft has rather unusual markings which say "Your Navy - Air and Sea." The RM on the tail indicates this aircraft was flown by Navy Squadron VR-44 from Alameda NAS. About 54K. added 10/29/06.

Ground view of a Lockheed R6O-1 Constitution, I'm unable to see Burearu Number on this photograph. It appears to be a view while the aircraft was in service. B&W, about 383K, added 09/28/15.

"M" Manufactures

In flight view of a Martin M-130 "China Clipper" seaplane, NC14716, c/n 558. Martin built 3 M-130 aircraft; the "Hawaii Clipper" c/n 556 NC14714, the "Philippine Clipper" c/n 557 NC14715, in addition to the China Clipper. As a group all three airplanes are often all referred to as China Clippers. Pan American World Airways began paying passenger service across the Pacific using Martin M-130 aircraft in 1936. B&W, about 297K. Added 11/01/21.

In flight view of a Martin PBM3 Mariner seaplane. Markings show 209-P-7. B&W, about 21K. Added 05/26/00.

Inflight view of Martin 202 registered NC93002, c/n 9123, the second Martain 202 prototype. When the model 202 encountered structual problems Martin made structual improvements which were tested on this airplane and at that time the c/n changed to 9123A. Later this airplane was tested as the unpressurized prototype model 404 and gained registration N40400. B&W, about 206K. Added 01/01/20.

Ground view of Martin 202 registered NC93002, c/n 9123, the second Martain 202 prototype. B&W, about 169K. Added 01/01/20.

Inflight view of Martin 202. Aircraft is registered N93051 and is a Northwest's Martin 202 flying over Washington D.C. This is construction number 9136, delivered 1948. B&W, about 148K. Added 02/16/12.

Inflight view of Martin 404. Aircraft is registered N40401 and is TWA's first Martin 404, delivered July 1951. B&W, about 94K. Added 06/02/99.

"N" Manufactures

Inflight view of Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation NAMC YS-11-500, N187P, c/n 2061, manufactured 1968, The YS-11 was a 66 passenger turbo-prop powered by two Rolls-Royce Dart RDa.10/1 or RDa. 542 engines. It was the post WWII airliner to be wholly designed and manufactured in Japan. B&W about 257K. Added 04/16/21.

Inflight view of Northrop C-125B Raider. Serial number 48-620 is an Artic Rescue version of the Raider. About 72K. Added 11/28/98.

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"P" Manufactures

Inflight view of Percival Prince Series 2 registration G-ALFZ, construction number P50-02. Prince G-ALFZ was actually the second aircraft built (c/n P.50/2) and the first production model. As Percival P.50 Prince Series 1 it received its CofA on January 18, 1949. Prince Series 1 G-ALFZ and G-ALJA (c/n P.50/3) were converted in April 1950 to the Percival P.50 Prince Series 2, with sloping windscreens and modifications to the main spar permitting increase of all-up weight from 10,659 to 11,000 lbs. Three additional aircraft were built new as Prince Series 2. Percival was later part of Hunting Aircraft, which later became part of British Aircraft Corporation. My Thanks to Johan Visschedijk for correcting my caption. B&W about 207K. Added 12/20/15, updated 01/02/16.

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"R" Manufactures

Inflight view of Republic XR-12. Later the USAF renamed this the F-12. While this airplane is technically not a transport, it is a four engine long range propeller aircraft. This image shows the second airplane, serial number 44-91003. B&W about 52K. Added 11/28/98.

Ground view of the Republic XR-12. This is a Republic public relations photo. On the back it says "Global Airline Transport." B&W about 41K. Added 06/09/99.

In Flight view of the first Republic XR-12. Serial number 44-91002. This is a beautiful view of the first XR-12 Rainbow in flight over clouds. B&W, about 39K. Added 05/26/00.

"S" Manufactures

View of a Saab 90 Scandia registered SE-SQQ. Saab designed the model 90 Scandia as a DC-3 replacement with a first flight of November 16, 1946. The Scandia accomodated 24 to 32 passengers. Powered by two Pratt and Whitney R-2180 radial engines of 1,650 hp each. A total of 18 Scandia's were built initially going to two airlines, ABA Swedish Airlines, a predecessor of SAS, and to the Brazilian airline VASP. The aircraft in this image is c/n 90112, initially registered SE-SQQ, then to VASP with the Brazilian registration PP-SQQ. Because of a heavy back log of military orders, Saab contracted with Fokker in the Netherlands for the construction of the last six Saab 90's (c/n 90112 to 90117). The fuselages and wings were built by Aviolanda at Papendrecht (near Rotterdam) on jigs from Saab and the six aircraft were assembled by Fokker at Schiphol. They were delivered between April and October 1954. Only a single example remains in existence at an air museum in the town of Bebedouro outside São Paulo. The last flight of a SAAB 90 Scandia was on July 22, 1969. Photo courtesy of Saab, B&W, about 182K. Added 10/14/16. My thanks to Johan Visschedijk for correcting and updating my caption. Caption updated 10/15/16.

Inflight view of SAAB 340A shown with the test registration SE-E91, c/n 91, manufactured in 1987. Powered by two General Electric CT7-5A2 Turbo prop engines, seating 36 passengers. B&W, about 173K. Added 02/01/21.

Inflight view of Short Belfast C.1 RAF serial number XR362, c/n SH1816. Short built 10 Belfast aircraft for the RAF as heavy lifters. Power plants were Rolls Royce Tyne R.Ty.12, Mk. 101 turbo props of 5,730 shp each. This particular airplane is the Belfast prototype. B&W, about 155K. Added07/01/18.

Ground view of Sikorsky S-51 helicopter, registered NC92807, construction number 5109, manufactured in 1946. B&W, about 171K. Added 02/01/21.

View of a Sikorsky S-51 helicopter of Los Angeles Airways. LAA was the first scheduled helicopter airline in the United States, although the S-51 carried mail only, no passengers. This is NC92813, c/n 5139, taken in the late 1940's, note the truck in the background. B&W, about 101K. Added 01/15/12.

Los Angeles Airways next moved up to the Sikorsky S-55 helicopter at which time helicopter passenger service began. This is S-55 N414A. NOTE I purchased this image off eBay sometime ago and just got around to scanning it. Originally the image was of much better quality, but in just a short period it deteriorated. Be carefull of "reproduction" and "digitally reproduced" photographs. They may look OK when first pruchased, but too often rapidly decline in quality. B&W, about 95K. Added 01/15/12.

Ground view of Chicago Helicopter Airways Sikorsky S-58C helicopter. I believe that CHA was the first scheduled passenger helicopter airline. This is S-58C N865. B&W, about 177K. Added 01/15/12.

"T" Manufactures

Ground view of a Tupolev Tu-114, registration CCCP-76464, c/n 98413 manufactured in 1958. At the time of its introduction it was the largest airliner in service with a very long range of 6,800 miles. At the time this photo of CCCP-76464 was taken Aeroflot had an interchange agreement with Japan Air Lines. Powered by four Kuznetsov NK-12MV turboprop engines, 11,033 kW (14,795 hp) each driving contra-rotating propellers. B&W, about 267K, Added 02/01/21.

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"V" Manufactures

Very nice inflight view of a Vickers VC.1 model 610 Viking 1B, registration G-AJBR, c/n 243, "RMA Sir Bertram Ramsay." Vickers manufactured 163 Vikings 1945-1954, of which 113 were model 1b Vikings. The 610 in the model number indicates it was manufactured for British European Airways. Aircraft developed from the WWII Wellington bomber. Seating for 27 originally, later for 36 or 38. Photograph courtesy of British European Airways. B&W, about 213K, Added 01/01/18.

Very nice inflight view of a Vickers Viscount 700. It is difficult to read the registration, I believe it to be G-AMAV, which is c/n 3. Aircraft is painted in Capital Airlines paint scheme, with what I believe was part of the sales effort by Vickers to sell the Viscount to Capital. There are some differences between this view and the 57 production Viscounts purchased by Capital. The Production Viscounts used by Capital have the word "Viscount," plus the fleet number on the vertical stabilizer, and a VHF communications antenna about mid way on the top of the fuselage, all of which are missing in this view. This airplane first flew on August 28, 1950. Capital went on to purchase 3 model 744 Viscounts, and 54 model 745D Viscounts. United Airlines purchased Capital in July 1961 flying the Viscounts for several years after the purchase. Photo taken Nov. 1, 1955, B&W, about 257K. Added 04/23/15.

Inflight view of a Vickers Vanguard, G-APEB, a model 951, c/n 705. The Vanguard was built in the 1960 to 1964 time frame. Equipped with Rolls-Royce Tyne 506 turbo props, it was larger and faster than the Vickers Viscount. Vickers manufactured one prototype, and BEA purchased 23 production Vanguards. As the pure jets took over passenger routes, many Vanguards were convered to cargo aircraft called Merchantmen. Photograph courtesy of British European Airways. B&W, about 173K, Added 01/01/18.

Inflight view of a Vickers Vanguard, CF-TKP a model 952, c/n 739. The Vanguard was built in the 1960 to 1962 time frame. Equipped with Rolls-Royce Tyne 512 turbo props, it seated 127 passengers. Vickers manufactured one prototype, and Air Canada purchased 20 production Vanguards. As the pure jets took over passenger routes, many Vanguards were convered to cargo aircraft called Cargoliners. Photograph courtesy of Air Canada. B&W, about 263K, Added 01/01/18.

Ground view of Vertol H-21B Workhorse, USAF s/n 51-15857, c/n B.4. Original design by Piasecki, later Vertol, now Boeing-Vertol. Later the US Army purchased the H-21C version naming it the Shawnee. Initially the USAF purchased the helicopter for Search And Rescue (SAR) duties, later helicopters as an assault transport. Pan American would later use a civilian version for helicopter passenger service in New York. This particular helicopter is now displayed at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. B&W, about 292K, Added 11/01/21.

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