Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
|Capacity||84 pax & 20 mail, or 90 crates of express cargo, or 45t of industrial cargo (Oversize refit available from 1960).|
The Boeing Stratocruiser was the passenger version of the Stratofreighter, itself an adaption of the WWII Superfortress bomber. Large, fast, and luxurious, it was a very uneconomical aircraft to operate and was quickly displaced by turbine-powered aircraft.
The Stratofreighter/cruiser's most-produced and longest-lived variant was the USAF's KC-97 freighter/tanker. A few were also converted to oversized transports with turbine engines, the so-called "Guppies".