Propliner

Propliner

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A propliner is a large, propeller-driven airliner. Typically, the term is used for piston-powered airliners that flew before the beginning of the jet age, not for modern turbine-powered propeller airliners. Propliners featured all-metal wings and structural members, retractable landing gear, and generally two or four engines. The first propliner was the Boeing 247 (1933), with the Douglas DC-1 and DC-2 closely following. The most successful is the Douglas DC-3, which was produced in the thousands, and is still in widespread use. Other American-designed propliners included the DC-4, DC-5, DC-6, and DC-7; the Lockheed Constellation and Starliner; the Martin 2-0-2 and 4-0-4; the Convair CV-240; and the Boeing Stratocruiser.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Stapress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136240556
  • 9786136240558