Billing itself as the “Koenigin der luft” (Queen of the air), the Junkers Ju 90 was a pretty decent aircraft. Most were pressed into service with the Luftwaffe as transports.
Ya just gotta love the ads they cooked up in the 1930’s. Fleet Aircraft inc. in Buffalo NY had some of the best.
Overnight, Charles Lindbergh was the omnipotent god of all things aviation. If his plane had Aerol Struts, then you knew those were the best struts in the galaxy.
Though often thought of as the same plane with a different name, the A-36 Apache differed considerably from its more common P-51 Mustang cousin.
…but Mr. Claude Grahame-White was a serious engineer and an accomplished pilot. The Aero-Limousine seen here didn’t catch on, but other Grahame-White designs did.
Located in Berlin, Rohrbach were innovators in the use of metal in early aircraft designs. They also paid for some great ad work.
…but the aircraft sure looked a lot better with a “bubble” type canopy.
The Nicholas-Beazley Barling NB-3 made a lot of claims, including that it was “spin-proof.” Not “virtually” spin-proof, but the whole works. Whatever their claims, they had nifty ads.
Inland Aviation of Kansas was only around a few years, but they built some excellent aircraft such as the Inland Sport seen here. One of its principal features was side-by-side seating. You knew the modern age had arrived when whatever it was you invented for transporting people from one place to another gained the ability for two of those people to sit side-by-side. Apparently, sitting next to your sweetie also keeps one’s hair in place — even when you’re going so fast blurry lines indicating speed are emanating from your windscreen.
Years ago, I knew a man who had twice been a passenger on the 314. Of course it was the most luxurious flight imaginable, but he also said it was much noisier than he expected. Bumpy too. Makes sense though: it was unpressurized and had to fly low.