US 1958 'Airmail' Silhouette of Jet Airliner 7c. Scott. C51

US 1958 'Airmail' Silhouette of Jet Airliner 7c. Scott. C51

Series: Airmail 1952-1967

Stamp details: Silhouette of Jet Airliner

Issued date: 31-07-1958 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 7c.

Emission: Air Post

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C51
Stanley Gibbons (UK): A1111
Michel (Germany): 732A
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA50

Dimensions (height x width):
22mm x 25mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Blue
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Aircraft, Aviation

Total print: 50,483,977 (estimate)

Description:- A Jet Airliner or Jetliner is an airliner powered by jet engines (passenger jet aircraft). Airliners usually have two or four jet engines; three-engined designs were popular in the 1970s but are less common today. Airliners are commonly classified as either the large wide-body aircraft, medium narrow-body aircraft and smaller regional jet. Most airliners today are powered by jet engines, because they are capable of safely operating at high speeds and generate sufficient thrust to power large-capacity aircraft. The first jetliners, introduced in the 1950s, used the simpler turbojet engine; these were quickly supplanted by designs using turbofans, which are quieter and more fuel-efficient.