Aviation Photo #1966885 Douglas DC-4E - United Air Lines

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The DC-4E was designed to have twice the capacity of the DC-3 with a range of 2200 miles. Provision was made for pressurisation, but was not fitted. The prototype first flew on 7 June 1938. After testing, it was handed over to United in 1939 for airline trials, but was deemed to be too large and complex for airline demand of the day. The small upper windows were to illuminate sleeping accomodation. Sold to Japan in late 1939. Obtained from UAL 60 years ago.
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    Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
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    November 30, 1938
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Comments (4)

Anonymous
9 years ago
Wonderful memories. Thanks for posting.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Super ! Thanks for posting
Anonymous
9 years ago
A very rare shot, and interesting to see that had already sleeping accomodation at that time
Anonymous
7 years ago
Absolutely priceless photograph. Thanks for sharing it.

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