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B19 - The Eagle of Two Continents

B19 - The Eagle of Two Continents Aircraft
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$11.95

  

Stock #: 336999
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
Postmark: 1942 Jun-17
PM City: Venice
PM State: CA
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The B-19, largest airplane ever built, was constructed for the U. S. Army Air Corps under their direct supervision. Its mighty wings measure 212 feet from tip to tip; its 4 powerful Wright Duplex-Cyclone motors total 8,000 horsepower; the fuel capacity is 11,000 gallons, enabling the B-19 to fly from Los Angeles to London and back to New York; a basic crew of 10 mans the plance, which refitted as a troop transport could carry 27 men