Aviation: The Golden Goose

With its drooping needle nose, its gracefully arched fuselage and towering tail, the craft seemed like a great caged goose. Standing on one of its flaring delta wings—large enough for 100 parked autos—four technicians looked as tiny as crickets. The whole craft was only 27 ft. shorter than a football field. Gleaming white against the backdrop of a gloomy hangar at Burbank, Calif., the behemoth was shown off for the first time this week by Lockheed Aircraft Corp. It is a $1,000,000 full-scale mockup of the Lockheed 2000, the plane that the company hopes will become the nation's first...

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