C-75 - Boeing 307 Stratoliner

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  1. hawkeye2an

    hawkeye2an Active Member

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    I saw a thumbnail of the C-75 in early war marking from Life magazine but haven't been able to find it on their websight, or anything of decent quality.
    Does anyone have a higher res version out there?
     
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    This is the only one of a C-75 that I have Andy. Its from The "C" Planes by Bill Holder Scott Vadnais. I have plenty of shots of the Boeing 307 if you need them.
     

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    #3 hawkeye2an, Aug 31, 2010
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    Thanks Glenn, I've got that book too. I've got plenty of 307 pics.
     
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    #4 hub, Sep 1, 2010
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    Andy

    thought these photos might be of interest

    Mike
     

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    WOW, thank you so much.
     
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    All the pics are great but that third is VERY interesting. I knew some of the 307s were modified with B-17G wings and tails, but I thought it was a postwar mod. The easiest way to tell if it's been modified to 307 B-1 standard is that the elevator and rudder pivot point are in alignment. as you can see from this photo the tail surfaces have been moved back to this point. The surviving 307 in the Smithsonian does not have this mod.
     
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    Andy,

    I thought I would post these to as they show the C-75 being modified at the Boeing plant.
    Apparently they had to start outdoors due to lack of factory space.

    Cheers

    Mike
     

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    Thanks again. Is that a page from Airpower/Wings magazine? If so what issue? Pic 1 seems to show painted over windows, I had read that they did that on the port side as there were fuel tanks where that row of seats would have been. Also looks that they put them back to NMF, I knew they did that at some point during the war.

    Any more you can share?
     
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    Sure is a beaut though.
     
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    It's like discovering a "missing link" in the evolution of US COMMERCIAL aircraft production. Peace time was/is always the challenge for aircraft manufacturing companies. I didn't know Boeing built this beaut. The evolution was towards pressurized cabins. The Curtis C-46 shares the same rounded, non-Douglas nose :). But the military didn't need pressurized cabins, they needed cheap-to-build - rugged. And that's the way the C-46 got built. C-47 too.

    Boeing got the bomber-commercial airliner synergy thing started with this C-75 plane. Beautiful in olive drab. :)

    MM
     
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    The last page is from The Airpower/Wings magazine a two part article by Peter Bowers.
    I'll post the issues tonight(my time)

    The other lot was off the net but I can't remember where:oops:

    Mike
     
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    #12 hub, Sep 3, 2010
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    The issues are

    Airpower September 1998 Vol 28 No.5

    Wings October 1998 Vol 28 No.5
    Added this page as it has the captions to the other page and the photo of the finished C-75

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    Thank you once again, I'll have to see if I can get those issues.
     
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