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Post World War II Planes

There continued to be rapid developments in the technology of flight after the Second World War. These changes included the advancement of all-metal airliners that could carry 52 to over 250 passengers.

A Canadian Pacific DC-6Shortly after the war, the DC-6 was developed, and it became the first airliner used on scheduled flights around the world.

Airliners and military aircraft shifted from piston-engines to jet engines in the late 1940s and 1950s. With the development of jet airliners, aircraft could fly at greater ranges and carry more passengers and cargo.

 

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