Jumbo Stratocruiser of the 50s was a mechanical nightmare

It was the jumbo of its day but the Stratocruiser was a mechanical nightmare because of its temperamental engines!

The Boeing Model 377, dubbed the Stratocruiser, was the company’s first airliner after WW11 and it was a giant.

Based on the WW11 B-29 bomber it possessed all the speed and technical improvements available to bombers at the end of the war.

The Stratocruiser set a new standard for luxurious air travel with its tastefully decorated extra-wide passenger cabin and gold-appointed dressing rooms.

A circular staircase led to a lower-deck beverage lounge, and flight attendants prepared hot meals for 50 to 100 people in a read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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