Norman Bel Geddes Database
Job 328, Airliner No. 4, 1929-1934
In designing this tailless “V”-winged monoplane, Bel Geddes sought the expertise of Dr. O. A. Koller, an aeronautical engineer. The plane was to have had a wing span of 528 feet (23 feet shorter than the Washington Monument), carry 451 passengers and a crew of 155, and be supported on water by 60-foot high pontoons. It was projected to be able to make three transatlantic crossings a week and was fundamentally conceived of as a flying ocean liner.
Geddes's design of a flying wing was used in Horizons (job 237).