Re: Prototype airliners; what is their fate?

Date:         19 Feb 98 01:34:21 
From:         Michael & Iain Butler <mbutler@ihug.co.nz>
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David Lednicer wrote:
>
> >What happens to airliner prototypes?
>
>         Simple - if they are Boeings, they end up in Seattle!  Boeing is
> storing 367-80 at Boeing Field, along with the last 307.  The Museum of
> Flight, on the field, owns the last 80A, a 247 and the prototype 727,
> 737 and 747.  Boeing still operates the prototype 757, 767 and 777 from
> the field too.  All that is missing is the last unguppied 377, which
> might still exist in Israel and a 314, none of which exist, though the
> Museum of Flight has the rudder from one.

Well there are a few other Boeing's before the 247.  The original
Boeings vanished without trace in Auckland in the 1920's. Folk law
has it they are buried in tunnels.  Reality is that the probably
joined a heap of WWI left overs in a giant bonfire.

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