Date: 19 Feb 98 01:34:23 From: "Rich Duncan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: gte.net References: 1 2 3 4
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David Lednicer wrote in message ... >>What happens to airliner prototypes? > > Simple - if they are Boeings, they end up in Seattle! The number 1 767-200 is owned by the US Army - and operated under contract by a joint US Army and Boeing crew. It is the largest airplane in the US Army's fleet - and is used for re entry vehicle tracking of ballistic missile warheads re-entering the atmosphere. The 757-200 prototype is on loan to the USAF and Lockheed/Boeing for the F-22A avionics and weapons systems testing. It is even equipped with a launch rail for AIM-120 and AIM-9 missals as well as the full offensive and defensive suites for the F-22A Raptor.