© Stéphane Beaumort / AviaDesign 2013. This is an imaginary advertisement depicting an imaginary model.
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Very nice design concept indeed!
One wonders, though, if she would have been beset by the same kind of problems that killed off the turboprop Constellation - would her airframe have been strong enough to cope with the extra aerodynamic loads?
Yes indeed - I guess that while technical limitations dictated otherwise in real life, such posters have the potential to bring ideas and concepts to life that might have been, 'if only'.
I recently did a very simple poster for my fictional airline which featured one such unbuilt concepts - the Fokker Phantom: fav.me/d6prjaj From a retrospective point of view, the Phantom would have been too little (17 passengers over a 1000 km range) too soon, but it's an intriguing insight on how manufacturers hoped to apply the new technology of jet travel at this early stage of its development (1946).
However, in a way, we already know what became of it. Fokker exchanged some information with De Havilland, and with two additional engines in a slightly different placement, some slightly swept-back wings, and a somewhat lengthened nose, well...