I was serching old fotos from this database... i love oldies
And then... i realise that we had 5 magnifics.... the 5 wonders...
First one... The pioneer... the De Havilland Comet...
Then... Boeing 707, breaking new ground!
Later the DC-8, the old reliable!
Much Later... the Vickers VC-10... The bad loved...!
And... the last but not least.... Convair CV-990 Coronado - the Maserati of the skys.
I was seeing some pictures and caracteristics of this birds, and... the 60's what a fantastic decade... i think would love to live in that time... to see this fantastic birds.
The Comet was the First... started the jet era... then... the 707 came and broke new ground... gave inovation, changed the air travel, replacing the BIG oceanliners, like the Queen Mary, Queen Elisabeth, the France, and some others... Later the DC-8... the old reliable... a fantastic aircraft, that still working today as freighter. Some airframes have records of hours of operation. No one aircraft reached this sheet of service. The last to enter in service...
The Vickers VC-10 had one of the most advanced system os gestion, one of the most modern airframes, and the quietest and confortable cabin. Loved by passengers and crew, but for reasons that i don't know, the airlines didn't liked him to much.
The Convair CV-990, still today the fastest non supersonic airliner ever built. The President of SPANTAX named it the Maserati of the Skys, because of his speed, confort and luxury... like a Maserati automobile!
So... guys... tell me your opinion about this great airliners... let's pay a tribute to them!
Best regards... Luis....
Here some photos of the Musketeers:
Photo © Mel Lawrence
De havilland Comet
Photo © Howard Chaloner
Photo © Gary Vincent
Photo © Kjell nilsson
Photo © Kristof Jonckheere
Photo © Jerome Zbinden
Photo © Lars Söderström