Lufthansa

Heinkel HE-70 High Speed Mail & Passenger Plane

The Heinkel HE-70 Blitz was designed in the early 1930s as a fast mailplane for Lufthansa. It was developed in response to a Lufthansa request for a faster aircraft than the Lockheed Vega and Orion for use on short routes. The first HE-70 flew on December 1, 1932 and proved to have excellent performance, setting eight world records for speed over distance, and reaching a maximum speed of 222 mph. Although it was a good design, the HE-70 only flew for a few years with Lufthansa and the military versions rapidly became outdated. Lufthansa operated HE-70s between 1934 and 1937 for fast flight service between Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Sevilla and Cologne. In 1937 the remaining aircraft were transferred to the Luftwaffe. It is claimed that the HE-70 inspired the design of the Aichi D3A Val carrier dive bomber and possibly the wings of the Supermarine Spitfire. This model shows a HE-70 flying with Lufthansa in 1935.

Heinkel HE-70 High Speed Mail & Passenger Plane

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737-400 Passenger Plane

The Boeing 737 family is the world's most popular medium range, narrow-body passenger jet aircraft. 6,160 have been ordered, making it the most produced commercial airliner of all time. It has been in production since 1967. The 737 entered service in February 1968 with Lufthansa. The 737 has been continuously upgraded and modified since production began and there are 9 major variants of the plane as well as several military modifications. The Boeing 737-400 was developed from the 737-300 as a 150 seat class 727 replacement in 1986. The 737-400 10 ft longer and has more powerful engines than the 737-300. The first flight of the 737-400 was on February 19, 1988. This model shows a 737-400 flown by Lufthansa Express.

737-400 Passenger Plane

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