Photo Funday — Boeing 307 Stratoliner
Photo Funday — photos and an informative caption for the weekend
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.
Our thanks to Steve (see his comment, below) for informing us of out initial error, which has been corrected.