The DC-7C was the last in a long line of piston-engine aircraft produced in the famous "DC" series by Douglas Aircraft Company. Nicknamed the "Seven Seas" because of its ability to span all the oceans the DC-7C was an outgrowth of the DC-7 and -7B designs.
A five foot wing extension provided the -7C with additional fuel capacity and significant noise reduction from its 3,400hp turbo-compound engines. For the first time, long-haul overseas flights could be undertaken regardless of the weather conditions.
Braniff International Airways operated seven DC-7Cs configured with sleeping berths in the rear part of the aircraft for first class passengers while 45 coach seats were located mid-cabin. On May 16, 1957 service commenced between Newark and Rio de Janeiro via intermediate stops for fuel.
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