We blogged about the cool Norhtrop-Grumman ad that came out a month ago. But turns out they, and other companies, have a history of cool advertisements! Check out these vintage ads and let us know what’s your favorite!
1941 Lockheed advertisement
1944 De Havilland Advertisement.
1945 ad for the Lightning. Called the ‘Fork Tailed Devil’. This one is really nice from historic point of view as it’s a good case of wartime propaganda. If you can’t read what it says, here’s a part of the text: The ‘fork-tailed devil’. Named by German Pilots who have been lucky enough to escape its wrath. Americans know it as the Lockheed P-38 Lightning – one of the most efficient fighters the world has ever known. Japs know it too. In the Pacific, it is possible that more enemy aircraft have been destroyed by the Lockheed Lightning than by any other American fighter. The 49th group alone has a record of more than 537 planes downed in combat.
1945 Piper Cub ad
1950 Comet ad.
1953 Gruman ad. Notice how they are bombing Korea.
1954 Cessna ad.
1955 Douglas Skyray – Pratt & Whitney ad.
1955 Sabre ad.
1955 Sikorsky ad.
1955 Avro ad.
1957 S58 ad. Buck Danny, is that you?
1959 Skyhawk ad.
1987 Blackbird ad.
1949 Grumman ad
Vickers Vanguard ad.
1949 Super DC-3 ad.
A really good looking 1953 advertisement for Douglas. The hats are 24 pilot’s hats from 24 airlines flying with Douglas.
This Convair XFY-1 ad says that the plane can take off and land on a dime. Still one of the best 50’s design!
Convair ad. Masterpiece of design, both the plane and the L.A. airport!
Boeing 707 ad.