45 7 In a lab in Missouri, Boeing Research & Technology employees are helping the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory develop adaptive, smart aircraft power systems. 8 A team from Boeing and the U.S. Air Force prepares the KC-46A tanker for takeoff from Seattle’s Boeing Field. 1954 A-4 Skyhawk light attack bomber Douglas built 2,960 of the lightweight, cost-effective yet powerful carriercapable jets for the U.S. Navy, Marines and friendly nations. The Skyhawk featured great altitude and range capabilities, plus an unusual flexibility in armament capacity. Model 367-80 Dash 80 The Boenig Model 367-80—the Dash 80—is the prototype for the KC-135 Stratotanker, the world’s first successful jet tanker and transport, and the Boeing 707, the world’s first successful commercial jet.
Frontiers July 2016 Issue
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