Thursday, June 16, 2011
Founded in 1916, Boeing is probably one of, if not the, best known airplane manufacturer in the world. Initially providing seaplanes for the Navy and then fighters for the Army, Boeing eventually became known for their big, multi-engined craft, including the 247, the first truly modern airliner, and the famous Model 314 Clippers that plied long-distance routes the world over. This continued into World War Two, with Boeing's big bomber planes forming the backbone of the U.S. Army Air Corps. Today, of course, they're best known for their airliners, which are familiar in airports the world over.
This is Boeing's original logo, which was used until after the war. This particular one is on the co-pilot's wheel of a B-17G, about which I'll be writing more in the near future.