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Electra - American Airlines - Vintage Airline Poster

“American Airlines – Jet Powered Electra Flagships”

The original poster was created by Walter Bomar for American Airlines in 1959.

Walter Bomar was a productive and gifted 20th century graphic illustrator and artist.  He was born in 1918 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and launched his career in Chicago. He attended the American Academy of Art, the Chicago Art Institute and later went to work at the "Chicago Tribune". He moved to New York City and attended the Grand Central Arts School, School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League while developing a respected career as a celebrated Freelance Artist and Art Director.

Lockheed produced the first U.S. turboprop-powered aircraft, the L 188 Electra II. American Airlines began flying them in 1959
Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) and its successor Air New Zealand flew the Electra on Trans-Tasman flights in the South Pacific.
Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) and Ansett operated three Electra’s on domestic routes between the Australian mainland state capital cities from 1959 until 1971. Ansett converted its Electra aircraft to freighters in 1970–71 and continued to fly them until 1984. Qantas operated Electras on its routes to Hong Kong, Japan, New Caledonia and Guinea, then across the Indian Ocean to South Africa. The Qantas Electra fleet was retired in the mid 1960's.

Lockheed went on to re-develop the Electra to meet the United States Navy requirement for an advanced maritime patrol aircraft in 1957 which say the birth of the Lockheed Orion P-3. Developed during the Cold War, the P-3's prime undertaking was to track Soviet Navy ballistic missile and ‘fast attack submarines’ and to eliminate them in the event of full-scale war. The Orion has been in continuous use for more than 50 years.

Details:

    • The 'Electra - American Airlines' Poster has been created from an original poster.
    • The poster is digitally printed on high quality paper with vivid colour and exceptional detail.
    • We use Australia Post for International and Domestic Shipping.

    Poster Sizes:

      • A4 [210 × 297mm] - [8.3" X 11.7"]
      • A3 [297 × 420mm] - [11.7" X 16.5"]
      • A2 [420 × 594mm] - [16.5" X 23.4"]
      • A1 [594 × 841mm] - [23.4" X 33.1"]
      • A0 [841 × 1189mm] - [33.1" X 46.8"]

      Electra - American Airlines - Vintage Airline Poster

      • Brands Vintage
      • Product Code: AIR-1115_American-Airlines_Electra_[Walter-Bomar]
      • Availability: In Stock
      • $15.50


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