In the 1950’s Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport was a busy place dominated by the sound of propliners as the Douglas Commercial products from DC-3 up to DC-7, Convairs or Lockheed Constellations. With photos from the Axel J. Collection we have the chance for a look back into a time, when the props had their high-time and the early jetliners waiting on the doorstep, pioneering the new propulsion.
TWA – Trans World Airlines Lockheed L-1649A Jetstream N7322C & Pan Am 707-321:
Alitalia SE-210 Caravelle I-DAXE, FRA in the late 50s:
BEA DH 106 Comet 4C G-APWB, FRA late 50s: