The search for the better plane
The idea is not new. On 1. In February 1910, the German aviation pioneer Hugo Junkers applied for a Patent for a "sliding plane with the recording of non-lift producing Parts serving for the hollow bodies". Has implemented it nine years later, such as in the Junkers G-38. In your fat wings, not only of fuel were carried, but also the six passengers.
Already in 1924, the British Westland Aircraft Works had presented a similar plane. The Dreadnought debuted in 1924, and had a thick wing, which was transferred directly into the fuselage. The two innovative concepts had one thing in common: The unusual shape will provide more lift and better aerodynamics.