Five hundred gleaming, pencil slim Fireflash aircraft form the spearhead of World Airlines' passenger fleet, the largest and most up to date in the Universe.
Operating all over the globe, this huge fleet represents 30,000 passengers at any given time, for the Fireflash, with its seating capacity of 600, is the largest airliner in service.
Powered by six atomic engines sited in the elevated tailplane, the Fireflash has a cruising speed of 2,800 m.p.h. which enables it to fly to New York from London in one hour forty-five minutes.
Since coming into service in 2063, the Fireflash has proved its efficiency and plans are already under way for a larger version powered by cobalt engines.
1st Class Accomodation
6 "Atomus" Turbojets
Car Ferry Hold
Key to cutaway drawing
Technical specifications published originally in British Annual