DC-10 Development Model

DC-10A Prototype Model | Museum Of Flying

Recently acquired from a private collection by the Museum of Flying is this treasure, built in the Douglas Model Shop at Long Beach in 1967. The original 1/100-scale solid wood American Airlines “Astrojet” shows the first iteration of a tail-mounted GE CF6 turbofan on the McDonnell Douglas design study for what became the DC-10. This […]

Lockheed P2V

The P2V Neptune Flight Deck Console | Museum of Flying

The P2V Neptune Flight Deck Console The P2V Neptune series of aircraft was one of the more successful post-war designs for America, with service that spanned decades for a handful of American-friendly countries. The system was designed by Lockheed Corporation from the outset as a land-based maritime patrol and reconnaissance platform. The system proved so […]

Convair 240 Cockpit

Convair 240 Cockpit Searching for a replacement for the venerable Douglas DC-3 in 1945, American initiated a design requirement for a modern, pressurized, twin-engined, 40-seat pressurized airliner for use in local service. The product was the Convair 240 (with “2” engines and “40” passengers – hence the name). As launch customer, American placed an initial […]

Boeing 727 cockpit

The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body three-engine jet airliner built by Boeing. Intended for short-haul routes with fewer passengers, the 727 is capable of operating out of shorter length runways and smaller airports. Its trijet design features three Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines at the rear section of the aircraft, along with a T-tail. […]

Allison J33-A-23 engine

Turbojet, 1-stage centrifugal compressor, 14 combustion chambers, 1-stage turbine. This engine is a direct descendent of the Whittle W I/2B series. General Electric improved upon this engine under the engineering team led by Donald F. Truly Warner in April 1942. Two of the first GE series I-A engines, developing 1,250 lbs. Thrust each powered the […]