Boeing. Planemaker to the World by Robert Redding

By Robert Redding

This e-book tells the Boeing tale from its beginnings in a Lake Union boathouse, to its current prestige because the optimum builder of industrial plane on the earth. hint the advance from the 1st Boeing mailplanes to the B-17 Flying citadel and the B-29 Superfortress of WWII to the 1st jetliner, the 707, to modern day gigantic 777. additionally examines Boeing's manufacture of helicopters, hydrofoils, and aerospace know-how. comprises a hundred colour and 250 b/w photos.

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This caused a loss in efficiency and control. The first 247 flew in February 1933. and all 60 were delivered to United Air Lines within a year. Further sales brought the total to 75. These included a special 247A with newly developed 625hp twin-row P&W engines for both domestic and foreign customers. A special In militarized 247Y was sold to a private owner in China. 1934 a 247 was modified for Roscoe Turner and Clyde Pangborn. 247D. They were to fly it as an American entry from England to Australia.

Taking lessons from the B-9, the 247*s engines were mounted in nacelles that flowed into the wing. This was an anti-drag advantage that helped the airplane to fly up to 70 miles an hour faster than its competitors. And, as with the Monomail, the landing gear folded neatly into the wings. With such attention paid to the problem of drag, the 247 was the first twin-engined monoplane able to climb on one engine with a full load. Details of the new aircraft were circulated among the several airlines that comprised the Boeing Air Transport System (soon to become United Air Lines).

Initial experimental prototypes of any series would continue also to be given an X for in production like the PW-9 experimental, however. new nomenclature was its Model 58 in 1926. The plane, designated XP-4 by the Army, was actually an outgrowth of the PW-9. It had a basic PW-9 Boeing's first Army contract under the airframe with longer wings and. for high altitude operations, the engine was fitted with a turbo-supercharger. The last PW-9. a PW-9D, was experimentally equipped with a 600hp Curtiss V-1570 as Boeing Model 93.

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