Old Aircraft And Electronics Manufacturer’s Logos
Hey all you Fallout Fans, Here’s another Fab Fallout Fill-up! You’ve probably seen that odd looking private jet during your travels around the Western Wasteland, probably stumbled across it when exploring Jean Skydiving, or the illustrious Camp McCarran. This plane is actually modeled after the Custer CCW-5. The Channel wing design is used to increase the area of the wing without actually increasing the wingspan, which made for extremely short takeoff and landing distances. The differences between the CCW-5 and the Jet in Fallout include an Atomic Jet Turbine instead of the channeled piston powered prop (which the stability with jet as compared to ducted prop may offer different handling characteristics); forward swept wings instead of backwards swept with a higher placed horizontal stabilizer; and a slightly smaller cabin, probably only accommodating 3 or 4 instead of 5 passengers. Check out the Video Below of The CCW-5 in flight:
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Futuristic Airplane - detail from Schlitz ad - “The beer of Tomorrow is here today!” 1945
Well, it makes sense that some of the first rockets, including one designed to fly from Germany to New York (During WWII for some odd reason), were powered by alcohol, so it only makes sense that a high altitude aircraft could also use alcohol as a propellant to do the same.
Any Lady or Gentleman with an Atomic Appreciation should enjoy this one!
Pictured above is the Convair NB-36H, nicknamed the Crusader. This aircraft was a converted B-36 which carried a small Nuclear Reactor. The Crusader was built to prove that an aircraft could be shielded enough so that the pilots could be safe, while also lifting the almost limitless power source. The aircraft never used the Atomic Reactor to for power or propulsion, but engineers on the ground developed direct cycle and indirect cycle Atomic jet engines for further testing. While the program made leaps and bounds in the miniaturization of nuclear reactors, the use of aircraft for the purpose of long range nuclear weapon delivery was eliminated with advances in the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile field.
Lake Central Airlines
The best kind of bank is one that is now regarded as illegal in a commercial aircraft by the FAA.
United Air Lines - Southern California - art by Stan Galli - c.1955
This is, by far, my favorite Airline Poster. It embodies all of the romanticism of flying in the Jet Age while still in the United States. It’s an escape to an almost otherwise unreachable oasis, now able to be reached by the advent of Jet Travel.
Northwest Orient Airlines - Lockheed Super Constellation
It’s always fun boarding on the Tarmac!
Convair Model 118 Over San Diego - November 1947… this would really make my daily commute a breeze!
It would make commuting a breeze, but an even more hectic day for the Air Traffic Controllers! (as if they don’t have enough on their hands already)
An aircraft I created for a project in drafting class, based off of the Custer CCW-5 Plane. I put it in TWA colors just for kicks.
Northtrop Grumman HL-10 Lifting Body Demonstration Aircraft with a fly-by from a B-52
“Guess I missed my Flight, Who’s ready to go back to the Lounge for more Cocktails?”
1961 Bell Rocketbelt demonstrating it’s usability by flying over a fire engine first, then a helicopter