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Without a toilet and entertainment

Publication date: 2017-04-04

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Without a toilet and entertainment

Do not confuse the presented aircraft with a racer or a fighter; the Northrop Alfa was a passenger plane, one of the most curious in this category.

As a matter of fact, it was the very first airliner which crossed North America from coast to coast in less than 24 hours. The plane had an enormous capacity of six passengers who sat between the engine and the open-type cockpit designed for a single (but often changing) pilot.

The flight from New York to San Francisco took 23 hours. It would have been a real endurance test for the passengers' bladders if it hadn't been for the 13 landings during the journey.

The very first commercial flight took place in April 1931 but production amounted to only 17 planes for Trans World Airlines.

In the mid-1930s most units were converted into mail/cargo planes and three were leased to the US Air Force as VIG (Very Important General) transports. Sources are silent about the level of noise and vibrations in the cabin…

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