|Title||Pilot Nat C. Browne's Fokker Universal during takeoff, Seattle ca. 1932 |
|Date||ca. 1932 |
|Caption||Pilot Nat C. Browne and refueling assistant Frank Brooks attempted a Seattle-to-Tokyo flight in the early 1930s. They planned to refuel the modified Fokker Universal in mid-air, a newer technique at the time, with the refueling assistant parachuting out afterwards. The combination of weakened wings due to replacement of the struts with cables to save weight, and a refueling mishap in which the hose hit the plane's rudder, caused the plane to become almost uncontrollable. When it appeared imminent that the wings would fail, both parachuted to safety.|
This picture shows the Fokker Universal as it is descending a specially-built ramp during takeoff for the unsuccessful Seattle-to-Tokyo flight attempt.
|Notes||Caption information source: Museum of Flight vertical file; Fokker Universal website.|
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 28, 1946.
|Subjects||Airplanes--Washington (State)--Seattle; Runways (Aeronautics)--Washington (State)--Seattle; Airports--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5G.191.2 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 glass negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |