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Encyclopedia > Boeing 307
A restored Boeing 307 on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
A restored Boeing 307 on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

The Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner was the first commercial transport aircraft with a pressurized cabin. This feature allowed the plane to cruise at an altitude of 20,000 feet (6,000 m), well above weather disturbances. The Model 307 had capacity for a crew of five and 33 passengers. The cabin was nearly 12 feet across. It was the first plane to include a flight engineer as a crew member. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3072x2048, 959 KB)A Pan Am-labeled Boeing 307 Stratoliner, on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3072x2048, 959 KB)A Pan Am-labeled Boeing 307 Stratoliner, on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. ... The Interior of the Udvar-Hazy Center The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM)s annex at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is the leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, near Seattle, Washington. ... An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... Composite satellite image showing the progress of a hurricane weather system approaching the east coast of America Weather comprises all the various phenomena that occur in the atmosphere of a planet. ...


A total of 10 Stratoliners were built. The first flight was on December 31, 1938. By 1940 it was flying routes between Los Angeles and New York, as well as to locations in Latin America. Multi-millionaire Howard Hughes purchased a model for his personal use, and had it transformed into a luxurious "flying penthouse". December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1938: Events Imperial Airways inaugurates scheduled service from London to Montreal. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1940: Events March March 16 - Britain suffers its first civilian air-raid casualties of the war after a raid by KG 26 on Scapa Flow March 25 - the US government grants permission to the countrys aircraft manufacturers to sell advanced... This article is about the largest city in California. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Howard Hughes standing in front of a Boeing Army Pursuit Plane, Inglewood, California, 1940s. ...


Specifications (Boeing 307)

General characteristics

  • Crew: three, two pilots and flight engineer
  • Capacity: 33 passengers
  • Length: 74 ft 4 in (22.66 m)
  • Wingspan: 107 ft 0 in (32.61 m)
  • Height: 20 ft 10 in (6.34 m)
  • Wing area: 1,486 ft² (138.0 m²)
  • Empty: 30,000 lb (13,608 kg)
  • Loaded: 42,000 lb (19,050 kg)
  • Maximum takeoff: lb ( kg)
  • Powerplant: 4× Wright GR-1820 radials, 900 hp (671 kW) each

The Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 was an engine widely used in American aircraft in the 1930s and 1940s. ...

Performance

  • Maximum Speed: 246 mph (396 km/h)
  • Range: 2,390 miles (3,846 km)
  • Service ceiling: 26,200 ft (7,985 m)
  • Rate of climb: ft/min ( m/min)
  • Wing loading: 28 lb/ft² (138 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.09 hp/lb (140 W/kg)

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Boeing 307 Stratoliner - USA (530 words)
Boeing's Model 299, prototype for the military bomber aircraft, which duly became the B-17 Flying Fortress, was developed in parallel with a civil version of the same aircraft, which had the company designation Boeing Model 300.
The Boeing 307 was developed to start another era, that of pressurized comfort at higher altitudes than had been previously contemplated.
The Boeing 307 first flew on December 31, 1938, and TWA put it into service on the transcontinental route on 8 July 1940, reducing the time to 13 hrs.
Boeing 307 Stratoliner - USA (530 words)
Boeing's Model 299, prototype for the military bomber aircraft, which duly became the B-17 Flying Fortress, was developed in parallel with a civil version of the same aircraft, which had the company designation Boeing Model 300.
The Model 307, or Stratoliner, was a straight-forward conversion from the supremely successful B-17 Flying Fortress bomber.
The Boeing 307 first flew on December 31, 1938, and TWA put it into service on the transcontinental route on 8 July 1940, reducing the time to 13 hrs.
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