Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
I believe the some of the original TWA hangars are still standing at MKC. They're just down from Executive Beechcraft. Like L-188 said, the Connie's tail wouldn't fit in the door - the conventional geared DC-3 was the mainline aircraft back in those days.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
1. Can get into a hangar with a shorter door.
2. Easier control with an engine out.
3. The Lockheed 10's, 12's, 14's, and Lodestars all had double vertical stabilizers. Could it be just a trade mark of the Lockheed design? For instance, deHavilland vertical stabilizers were pretty much the same proportions and shape up through the Mosquito; other manufacturers did the same.
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1841 times:
I remember watching a documentary about Kelly Johnson and Lockheed. I seem to remember that the hangars in question were in MKC (Kansas City) not PHL. I could be wrong though. The hangars in MKC were still standing as far as I know, but it's been a year or so since I've been through there though.