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Photo Funday — Boeing 307 Stratoliner

30 April 2010

Photo Funday — photos and an informative caption for the weekend

Boeing 307 Stratocruiser — photo by Joe May

Boeing 307 Stratoliner — photo by Joe May

The Stratoliner was the first pressurized airliner to be manufactured, although only ten were produced. One can tell the fuselage was likely designed to be pressurized by its round cross section. In modern times we take this for granted, perhaps, but a pressurized cabin allows an aircraft to fly above most troublesome weather and in a short sleeve environment. There is only one remaining Boeing 307 and it is located in the National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Complex. It is an elegant looking aircraft even if a bit stout looking, probably due to the four engines and the windshield blending with the fuselage, I think.

Boeing 307 Stratocruiser — photo by Joe May

Boeing 307 Stratoliner — photo by Joe May


Our thanks to Steve (see his comment, below) for informing us of out initial error, which has been corrected.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 30 April 2010 17:37

    All I can think about is the gleam this bird must make when the sun strikes it. Beautiful.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      30 April 2010 21:49

      Yes, back in the day this would have been the way to travel and to be seen traveling 🙂

  2. Steve permalink
    14 January 2014 10:25

    That’s a Stratoliner not a Stratocruiser. The Stratocruiser is the Boeing 377

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      14 January 2014 19:13

      Right you are. Thanks for pointing this error out to us and we have remedied the mistake.

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