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David ike rekons Britian and france still run the US,and i like the idea that america is continuing our empire by proxy,
The 707 was based on an aircraft known as the 367-80. The "Dash 80", as it was called within Boeing, took less than two years from project launch in 1952 to rollout on May 14, 1954. The prototype was the basis for both the KC-135 Stratotanker, an air tanker used by the United States Air Force, and the 707
Design work began in 1946 under Ronald Bishop and the intention was to have a commercial aircraft by 1952. The DH 106 Comet first flew on 27 July 1949. At the controls was de Havilland test pilot, John Cunningham, the same man who set a new altitude record two years later in a de Havilland DH 100 Vampire.
Originally posted by paperplane_uk
Its quite true; the US has everything to be proud of as far as technological innovation.
Except of course
the flushing toilet
the jet engine
the jet airliner
internal combustion engines
powered flight (the wrights were the first to prove sustained, powered, controlled flight only. each part had already beeen done seperatly between them.)
nuclear power (uk had first comercial power plant)
Look at how many aircraft there are in the world today in the same class that the 787 will fill (this includes the 767, A330, A340 and smaller 777’s), literally thousands . Now look at how many 747’s (the only previous model that comes close to the A380) are in service (precisely 989 of all models with 46 more -400’s on order). Of course the 787 is going to sell more than the A380, the A350 will, in turn, outsell the 747-8, all of which proves precisely nothing.
What this argument doesn’t seem to recognise is that there is no numbers race between the two models, they are too different. Those races are between the A380 and the 747-8 (which Airbus is winning)
the idea that Boeing, trailing in both sales and output
Originally posted by Shamanator
Boeing builds far superior planes in every way compared to Airbus all I have to say is you will never beat America! We are the winners and you are the losers. This is the way it has always been and this is the way it will always be. Don’t even try it losers. America will beat your ass again. Anytime. Bring’em on!
1st stealth technology bomber; Northrup Grumman B-2
Look at the germans.....they buy only german made products.....
yet this is a muti-national message board and when somebody posts something that they are proud of their country, americans come storming in going BLAHHHHHHHHHH,
then we defend ourselfs saying america is not 'all' that great (give our reasons), then we get "you just hate us because of our freedoms"
Also why Americans should be jealous.
Boeing creates the fist successful jetliner, the 707
They expanded aviation to anybody the 747
and you can go on and on
Ever notice, that most Americans never bash Europe unless they do it to them first? This thread is a prime example.
P.S I'm an Auzzie.
Airbus is a great source of EU pride there is no denying it as evidence by many of the posters in this very forum. SO why is it surprising that Americans take pride in the acomplishments of the Boeing Corporation?