Vol. XIV No. 11 ……. Cover: The Boeing Stratocruiser – First of the Greater Postwar Airliners … The original painting is the work of Boeing handbook unit artist Nagel Parkhurst. It is a view of the new Boeing ship, the 377 Stratocruiser, visualized as it would appear on a transport trip in the substratosphere. The Army has not yet permitted publication of photographs of the plane’s prototype.