Airplane postal service was one of the most important communication and transport medium during the inter-war period. Maybe everybody of us knows the authentic stories about the night flights across the Atlantic ocean with postal service by the famous French writer, poet and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 - 1944). He and his colleagues were true heroes when they discovered the new flight routes over the Sahara to Argentina and after that to Chille and Andes.
Now we are interested in one of the airplanes which were specially constructed for Aéropostale, French flight postal service, for which Exupéry or his very good friend Jean Mermoz worked in these years. Couzinet 70 is the ultimate post airplane powered by three Hispano-Suiza 12Nb engines. The aircraft was designed and constructed by Société des Avions René Couzinet at the beginning of the 1930s. The first flight for Aéropostale was in 1934 and only 3 pieces were produced.
We were so impressed of the aerodynamic shape of the plane, that we have created this special illustration of Couzinet flying over the horizon of the Andes.