The first one shows a not so current aircraft fuelling method. You pick up a barrel, hoist it on the wing, open up the barrel, turn it around and empty it into the wingtank. And then you wait until the chlou, chlou sound stops. It's as simple as that. But can you imagine fuelling a B747-400 this way? That bird takes almost 64,000 US gallons (241,500 liters). You would need a week or so...
|Fuelling of the DC3 PH-ALN 'Nandoe' |
at Dum Dum airport near Calcutta in the late thirties.
|KLM captains Scholte and Viruly (r) inspecting KLM's first automatic|
pilot. It had its try out on the Amsterdam-Oslo route.
|Polishing a propellor blade.|
|DC3 Dakota PH-ALI 'Ibis' in the late thirties. This aircraft was probably|
flown to the UK in the early stages of WWII. It was shot down over the
Bay of Biscay by German fighter aircraft on June 1, 1943.
|The DC3 Dakota PH-ARY 'IJsvogel' was in KLM-service for just eight|
months. It crashed at Schiphol Airport on November 14, 1938.
|From: Algemeen Handelsblad, November 15, 1938|
ex Koninklijke Bibliotheek
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