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Offline RAP

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Another unknown
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:12:17 am »
Another one from my files.  Mockup dated 10/6/58 and marked BWA-209.  I thought BWA might indicates Boeing Washington and 209 was the model number.  In checking the designations section of this site I found a Boeing Model 209 identified as the US Navy XP2B-1 but it was cancelled and the date appears too early.  Thoughts?

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Re: Another unknown
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 12:20:10 pm »
Ok this is frustrating.  I have seen that aircraft before but for the life of me cannot remember the details....arrrrgggghhhh!!!!!! >:(

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Re: Another unknown
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 12:34:02 pm »
It looks not unlike the early Douglas Skybus, but it's about 14 years too late for that.
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Re: Another unknown
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 02:17:01 pm »
Boeing 815

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Re: Another unknown
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 04:18:09 pm »
BWA = Boeing Wichita

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Re: Another unknown
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 04:49:57 pm »
Interesting, thanks!  Curious though, in the Boeing a/c designation thread Skyblazer lists this model as - Boeing Model 815 Tactical transport project with four Rolls-Royce Dart 7 engines (1958).  It seems this mockup would have only 2 engines?

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Re: Boeing 815 Medium Transport
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 06:32:41 pm »
AFAIK, the Boeing 815 always was a twin-engine transport, as shown in this full-size mockup.