Typical Batplane of the 1940's

These panels (from Batman No. 9, Feb-Mar 1942) are representative of the Batplane's most common depiction during the '40s. The cabin is like that found on private aircraft of the period, as are the fixed landing gear. Note that by 1942, retractable landing gear were common on both military aircraft and larger civil aircraft, but fixed gear was still the norm for single-engined private planes. Also note that there is no sign of a propeller. What propels the Batplane through the air is a mystery.

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