Special Report: Boeing SST Details
Change to New Wing Gives Boeing Sst Design Flexibility
Seattle—Flexibility of Boeing Co.’s new supersonic transport design is allowing the company to consider a variety of fuselage lengths and diameters. The airlines thus may be able to choose a body size that best fits their routes. In the 2707-300 design, a delta gull-wing aircraft which succeeded the ill-fated variable-geometry design (AW&ST NOV. 18, p. 36), the fuselage is mounted on top of the wing, permitting body changes without major alterations to the wing.
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