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Aeromarine Passenger-Cargo Land Airplane

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Drifting away for a while from my habit of inventing imaginary aircraft of yesteryear, I have acquired a taste for depicting actual unbuilt projects of forgotten manufacturers. This very real project for a "Passenger-Cargo Land Airplane" of 1921 was by Aeromarine, a name which may not say much to most nowadays, but at that time was a major player in American aviation, having set up the very first airlines between the United States and neighboring Latin American countries, using war surplus Curtiss HS-2L and F-5L flying boats which they converted for passenger transport. The Aeromarines were also famous in the late 1920s for being used by alcohol smuggling, but that's another story...

I believe this drawing is the first ever attempt at depicting this project. It was based on a very lousy copy of the original blueprint, and involved many hours of work to make it look as realistic as possible, using the details from the plan, recreating the text frame to make it look as close to the original, and adding color and markings that are in line with the company's practice back then.

Artwork by Stéphane Beaumort © AviaDesign 2015. All rights reserved.
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Nicely done!
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Thank you very much!