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Private Planes of the Future (1944)

The July, 1944 issue of Popular Science contains this private plane of the future, as imagined by Douglas Rolfe.


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It's nice that they actually asked us what are YOUR (OUR) ideas.

Nobody does that any more. The Man just tells us what to do and think.

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan E

They were almost right in their prediction. Although this kind of resemble planes that were once in the Jetson's. I would really like to get my hands on that issue!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFiltrete

It looks alot like the Osprey.

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May 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjen torico

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May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjen torico

This aircraft actually makes sense. One would need to shift the CG forward though. It could probably work well as a seaplane end wing root would work like sponsons.

June 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstoffer

Looks like a nice idea for a diesepunk aircraft.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMyself

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