What the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, the largest passenger plane in the world, looked likeBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/what-the-boeing-377-stratocruiser-the-largest-passenger-plane-in-the-world-looked-like.html
This 34-meter aircraft was in operation by American Airlines from 1949 to 1963. We offer you a look inside the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, which was once claimed to be the largest and fastest passenger aircraft in the world.
In 1947, Boeing introduced a long-haul aircraft model Stratocruiser 377 to the commercial market. It was the first commercial model designed by Boeing engineers after the famous Stratoliner aircraft.
Like its counterpart, the S-97, it was made on the basis of the B-29 bomber and had the speed and technical capabilities of heavy bombers of the end of World War II.
The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser went on its first commercial flight on July 8, 1947. The plane was declared the fastest and most comfortable air car of its time.
The liner had two decks, with the main deck accommodating up to 100 passengers, and 14 more could be accommodated in the living area on the lower deck. Usually there were from 63 to 84 passengers in the car with normal accommodation or 28 passengers with recumbent seats.
On board there are separate washrooms for men and women for comfortable preparation for bed.
A spiral staircase connects the two decks.
In the living room on the lower deck, it's nice to sit and chat after lunch.
Passengers flying in sleeping places could order breakfast in bed.
The food was served on original designer dishes.
The liner had two decks, with the main deck accommodating up to 100 passengers, and 14 more could be accommodated in the living area on the lower deck.
Usually there were from 63 to 84 passengers in the car with normal accommodation or 28 passengers with recumbent seats.
After being put into commercial operation, Pan American ordered 20 such machines worth $ 24 million. In 1949, they began operating flights between San Francisco, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
From 1947 to 1950, 56 aircraft of this model were built at Boeing plants, which became the company's first commercial success in organizing the sale of its aircraft to other countries.