The Heyday of Propeller Airliners(1941-1958)

Douglas DC-7

Introduced by American on its New York–Los Angeles route in November 1953, the DC-7 was the first airliner to provide nonstop transcontinental service in both directions. This is the DC-7 Flagship Missouri, a sister ship to the Museum's Flagship Vermont.

Image number 2000-6157
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives

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