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Boeing's C-Wing And BWB-1-1 Concepts

Mon Apr 24, 2000 10:51 pm

While dozens of you ramble on about a non-existant aircraft called the A3XX, why doesn't anyone have anything to say about Boeing's far more futuristic technological marvels - the C-Wing and BWB-1-1 concepts? 



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More On Boeing's C-Wing

Tue Apr 25, 2000 8:12 am



C-Wing Project

Summary
The C-wing project involves the development of a large commercial aircraft concept, capable of carrying 600+ passengers. This project is part of NASA's advanced concepts program in aeronautics and involves a joint effort between Boeing and Stanford.
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Blended Wing Body Concept

Tue Apr 25, 2000 8:24 am


Blended Wing Body Project


Here is another view of the BWB-17 taxiing at Moffett Federal Airfield


The first six-foot model flew successfully on 8/10/95.
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Northrop YB-49

Tue Apr 25, 2000 8:28 am


Northrop YB-49

Flying wings have flown successfully since before the Comet made its first flight. Looks like aviation might be going full circle. A case of back to basics!
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BWB And Others

Tue Apr 25, 2000 8:31 am

I see one problem with these type designs. No window seats  

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Nasa Box Wing Airliners

Tue Apr 25, 2000 8:53 am


NATO Box Wing KC-X


Super Freighter (Civil)



NASA Box Wing Airliner (325 Passengers)


NASA Box Wing Airliner (600 passengers)

Photos: Lockheed Martin
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RE: Boeing's C-Wing And BWB-1-1 Concepts

Tue Apr 25, 2000 9:07 am

Are these for real? Will they ever happen? Are they feasible?
 
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RE: Boeing's C-Wing And BWB-1-1 Concepts

Tue Apr 25, 2000 10:06 am

Originally Boeing's plan was to not continue the 747 line and discontinue the program until the time for a replacement was due. Boeing believed the idea was safer and a lot more fuel efficient. This is probably the main reason no 747X has been launced yet. It should also be noted that the width of the aircraft will be no wider then the wingspan of a 747.
 
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RE: Boeing's C-Wing And BWB-1-1 Concepts

Tue Apr 25, 2000 10:16 am

This would be a great 747 replacement and an A3XX killer for Boeing (and Lockheed Martin if the NASA box wing is built). However, I would hope that this new AC design would allow for faster travel because 36 abreast seating could get a little too uncomfortable on routes like LAX-SYD or DTW-PEK.