Boeing Studies MD-80/717 Mod Plan For NASA X-Plane Bid

TTBW high lift tests, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
Researchers completed TTBW high-lift tests, including stability and control checks and ground-effects evaluations, in September at NASA Langley Research Center’s 14 X 22-ft. subsonic wind tunnel in Hampton, Virginia.
Credit: NASA
Seventy years ago, Boeing was secretly preparing to gamble on whether to spend two-thirds of its post-war net profits on a radical new jet-powered long-range transport demonstrator—the Model 367-80. The company’s May 1952 decision to approve the project, dubbed the Dash 80, became a defining moment...

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