I'm not a cat
- Jan 10, 2021
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Dont forget the railway for transporting the enginesI have his industrial design book “Horizons”, definitely worth seeking out. And a couple of his chrome soda siphons.
Airliner Number 4 here was very much more of a “sky ship” than a plane. As I understand it, the wing-profile engine platform would actually contain mechanical workshops and whole spare engines that could be swapped out mid-flight in case of mechanical failure. And don’t get me started in the sun-deck, tennis courts, shopping malls...
There are also designs for flying cars, very advanced flying wing racing planes with jet power (this is between the wars remember) and a monoplane with contra-rotating dual propellers.