Boeing 377 Saturn Airlines 3D model
B-377 is built very near to scale. Engines are modeled. The model is fully textured and comes with animatable control surfaces, landing gear, cowl flaps and propellers. It is available in 10 different formats.
The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was a large long-range airliner built after World War II. It was developed from the C-97 Stratofreighter, a military derivative of the B-29 Superfortress used for troop transport.
Using the same wings, stabilizer and tail as well as engines as the B-50 the Stratofreighter and Stratocruiser had a large diameter fuselage.With a range over 4000 miles it was truly a long range airplane, making travel around the world possible. It was however fairly slow with a cruising speed of 300 miles per hour.
Although the travel times were slow compared to current jetliners, it had a longer range and greater capacity than its counterparts, the DC-6 and Constellation. It began service in 1947 and continued until retired in 1961. Some of these Boeing 377 were heavily modified with extreme fuselage expansions. Called the guppies they were used for transporting large objects that would not normally fit in an aircraft. Some of these guppy versions were still flying in the 1980s.