Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 20 1967, Page 26

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 20, 1967, Tokyo, JapanThe set May represent one of the greatest achievements of the 20th Century but to some it s an eardrum shattering budget wrecking disaster/7 a lockup of the supersonic transport in the Boeing developmental Center in Seattle. Iras sonic Boom by Paul Wells like a great prehistoric Pointec beak Ptero dactyl from some dim mesozoic Era the Block Long set lockup sits in the cavernous Boeing development Center wings folded and straddled on 18 huge rubber tired feet. Made of Wood Metal and cloth at a Cost of $2 million the full scale supersonic transport lockup will never know the element for which it was born the hostile cold nearly airless fringe of space 13 Miles above the Earth. But from it it is hoped will evolve the first Genera Tion of . Faster than sound commercial airliners 306-foot giants in which 300 passengers will hurtle through the sky at 65,000 feet and 1,800 Miles per hour. The planes made of titanium with a movable Wing and Needle nose will weigh 337 tons. When a . Set starts commercial service late in 1974the slower smaller British French concorde and Hussian tu144 supersonics will have been flying Sev eral years according to present plans the major cities of the world will be at a passenger s Doorstep. New York London or new York Paris in 2 hours 40 continued Pacific stars and stripes August 20, 19,67 a-3

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