Re: Prototype airliners; what is their fate?

Date:         19 Feb 98 01:34:23 
From:         "Rich Duncan" <skylark@gte.net>
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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.