Re: Prototype airliners; what is their fate?

Date:         19 Feb 98 01:34:22 
From: (Merlin Dorfman)
Organization: Netcom On-Line Services
References:   1 2 3 4
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure (Don Stokes) wrote:
 >I suspect upgrading the 367-80 to airliner standard would have been a
 >fairly major undertaking.  As it was, the Dash-80 was pretty thoroughly
 >abused by Boeing as a testbed for all sorts of weird stuff -- engine
 >testbed, several flap configurationd, rear engine mounting (for the 727)
 >are just a few of the things the Dash-80 had done to it.

     Was there a "367" that the Dash 80 was an alleged modification of,
or was the 367 made up along with the -80?  (I had thought the
designation was 377-80 so the existence of a completely new aircraft
could be hidden as a modified Stratocruiser.)
                                    Merlin Dorfman