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The first flight of the Boeing Model 247 took place #onthisday in 1933. In the early 1930s, Boeing developed a remarkable airplane that revolutionized air travel. This streamlined, twin-engine transport featured all-metal, semi-monocoque construction, retractable landing gear, and seating for ten passengers. Considered the first modern airliner, the Boeing 247 had a maximum speed of 200 mph, faster than the U.S. Army Air Corps’ fighter aircraft of the time. Images: United Air Lines postcard, Boeing 247, 1930s. Gift of Captain Jon Simmonds. 2015.057.474 - United Air Lines, Boeing 247, late 1930s. Gift of Marion L. Yates in memory of John A. Yates, PAA April 1938 – 1973. 2006.014.009 c

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Boeing (1916 to ..)
This company is from the United States
timetable: United Airlines
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United Airlines ( to ..)
This airline is from the United States. It is related to United Airlines (the company) .