Boeing 367-80 Stratoliner Prototype, c/n 17158


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Boeing's 367-80 is the first of all Boeing jetliners. It is not a 707. It is a jet-powered development of the model 367 Stratofreighter (C-97). It carries construction number 17158. It has always been registered as N70700. It first flew on July 15, 1954. After serving as a testbed for a multitude of projects, it was retired to the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona in 1969.

367-80 Stratoliner Prototype, N70700 367-80 Stratoliner Prototype, N70700 in storage at MASDC on November 12, 1973.

367-80 Stratoliner Prototype, N70700 367-80 at MASDC on November 12, 1973.

367-80 at MASDC on November 12, 1973.

367-80 Stratoliner Prototype, N70700 367-80 in storage at the renamed Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC) on December 19, 1984.

367-80 at AMARC on December 19, 1984.

367-80 at AMARC on December 19, 1984.

367-80 Stratoliner Prototype, N70700 367-80 in storage at AMARC on September 9, 1989.

367-80 in storage at AMARC on September 9, 1989.

The 367-80 flew from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington on January 27, 1990. It was restored by Boeing staff and placed into storage until it was delivered to the National Air and Space Museum. It made its final flight on August 27, 2003.




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367-80 Stratoliner Prototype, N70700, MASDC, November 12, 1973
EC-137D Airborne Warning and Control System Prototype, 71-1408, Boeing Field, Seattle, June 18, 1973
727-63 General Electric Unducted Fan Testbed, N32720, Mojave Airport, November 9, 1986
747-121 General Electric Engine Testbed, N747GE, Kramer Junction, California, August 24, 1999
#1 737-900 Prototype, N737X, Edwards Air Force Base, November 2, 2000
NT-43A Radar Test Bed, 73-1155, Death Valley, January 24, 2003
#1 757-200 F-22 Avionics Testbed, N757A, Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, California, February 13, 2006
747-273C Evergreen International Supertanker, N470EV, San Bernardino, May 31, 2006
720-051B Honeywell engine testbed N720H, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, December 27, 2007
757-225 Honeywell engine testbed N757HW, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, February 1, 2010
#6 787-8 Prototype N787ZA, Mesa Gateway Airport, Arizona, November 11, 2011
#3 747-8 prototype N50217, Mesa Gateway Airport, Arizona, June 21, 2010

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