Aviation: Boeing's New Version

As the world's leading builder of commercial jet aircraft, the Boeing Co. rarely makes a mistake in its designs. When Boeing does, it's boing!

Boeing is competing with Lockheed, the world's leading builder of military jet aircraft, for the Government contract to build a U.S. supersonic trans port. Last year, facing a September 1966 deadline for submitting plans to the Government, Boeing discovered that its SST involved some inferior engineering.

The wing surface was not broad enough; the four jet engines were set too far for ward, thereby creating exhausts that swept over the...

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