air travel there was in the 20s and in the early 30s of the last century. Only the machines were too small to offer real comfort. In the Central aisle, the Stewardess had to move the head. One of the great achievements of the German Junkers Ju-52 was the pilot: they had to no longer have to sit in the open.

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Historical aircraft: Boeing 314 Clipper – a Palace of the skies Fullscreen

A flying boat requires no runway. After the Second world war, there were enough airfields with runways.

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a luxury and there were only two special types of air vehicles. The zeppelins were – because of the buoyancy due to the Gas had to be taken in the construction of the weight, but the room was turning in lavish Abundance. But after the fire, the Hindenburg came to the end of the flight to travel by air ship.

The largest aircraft of its time

Less the great Era of the flying boats, this time. There were planes that could land on the water and start. They were able to grow, because for them, they needed Railways not a huge country, and there were also no weight problems with the chassis.

among the most beautiful flying boats, the Boeing 314 Clipper, built by the Glenn L Martin Company and Boeing. They brought out 74 travelers across the Atlantic and the Pacific. Plug, which could previously be overcome only by boat. Trips that had previously taken weeks could now be in one to two days to complete.

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fighter aircraft of the Second world war are alive

graphic artist Jim Laurier is a painter of the dramatic scenes of the air battles of the Second world war . He shows these old aircraft, as it can be historical photos in color and in use.

Pan Am launched on 28. June 1939 the passenger air transport over the Atlantic ocean. The Route ran from Long Island via the Azores and Lisbon to Marseille. The Clipper could be up to 320 km/h fast, their range was at 5400 miles.

low-cost airlines, it, however, were not. The flight from New York to Southampton at a cost of 675 dollars, the equivalent today of about 11.700 dollars. A boat trip in first class would, however, hardly have been cheaper. For the high price of the passengers were cared for during the flight like in a luxury hotel.

at the end of a transitional technology

With the second world war, the Golden age of flight ended boats. At the beginning of the flight, moved in boats, and the military. After 1945, the Era of big, but also slow Brummer was coming to an end.

previously, there were land-based passenger aircraft such as the legendary Focke-Wulf Fw 200 “Condor”, were suitable for long-distance flights. The progress in the development of heavy bombers came back, also the civil aviation. After the war, the Clipper by the military were passed on to the civilian Pan On the back, but they were quickly replaced by types such as the Douglas DC-4 and Lockheed Constellation. In 1946, the Clipper out of the line of traffic.

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the “Flying fortress” B-17 fought Hitler’s Luftwaffe in the teeth

The B-17 was armed like a fortress. A hunter had to fly through a “death cloud” of Shot, if he wanted to attack a B-17. Today is 83 years young, started long-distance flight.

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