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Old 15th Dec 2009, 14:10   #1 (permalink)
 
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Stratocruiser & Bristol Britannia interior cabin pictures

Has any one got authentic period photos of pax cabin interiors of these airplanes? BOAC would be ideal. Not museum exhibit shots.

There are quite a few Pan Am strat shots on the net to be seen but not of the Britannia nor boac strat interiors.
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Old 16th Dec 2009, 22:47   #2 (permalink)
 
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Photos of Pax fit of RAF Britannia 253 CMk 1's below.



Looking to the rear (seats were rearward facing)




AQM / Loadmaster's station



Looking forward

Photos from Bristol's publicity brochure issued at the 1961 Paris Air Show
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Old 16th Dec 2009, 23:05   #3 (permalink)
 
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Gosh Warmtoast, that's wonderful. Looking at those pictures I can smell it again: a unique combination of seat plastic and toilet fluid. Happy days.
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Old 16th Dec 2009, 23:59   #4 (permalink)
 
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Try, B.A. Archive & Museum Collection
Building 387[E121]
PO BOX10
Heathrow Airport
Hounslow
Middlesex
TX62 JA

or Web site www.bamuseum.com
or E-Mail ba1museum@britishairways.com
they have a wonderful collection of artifacts and pictures and may be able to help you with your quest.
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 15:53   #5 (permalink)
 
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From 1961 really?

Nice pics. Seats wouldn't look out of place in more recent times.

I flew on both the BOAC b377 and Britannia as a kid which is why I'd love to the the interiors again ... in clour - now that would be asking!

thanks.
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 16:54   #6 (permalink)
 
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...and to think the seat pitch for the standard pax load was 38-ins. For high density seating it was reduced to 36-ins.

Compare that to pax seated in today's civil economy - what do you get nowadays? - 32-ins, if you're lucky.
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 17:54   #7 (permalink)
 
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I've posted this one here before.



Interior of BUA Brit G-ANCD on return flight from Singapore (Paya Lebar) January 1964. Note the baby cots hanging.

David T.
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