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DH-4

Factory interior on July 21, 1924, showing large-scale production of steel tube fuselages for use on rebuilt WW-I De Havilland 4 observation aircraft. American companies such as Boeing produced few new aircraft in the early 1920s, Reconditioning contracts, such as this DH-4 rebuild, were vital to the company's survival, and as the original wire-braced wooden fuselages were replaced by welded steel-tube structures, the company gained valuable early experience with metal structures. By the end of the decade, however, Boeing was a market leader.

DH-4
johnbr, Apr 21, 2013
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