Boeing Model 759-159

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From Boeing Images:

Boeing 759-159 "Distributed Load Freighter" Concept

In the 1970s, Boeing studied the concept of a "distributed load freighter," a six-engined giant designed to carry containerized freight at a much lower cost per pound then was possible at the time. In the concept pictured here, the payload would be carried in two pods, one on each wing, each 26 feet in diameter and 150 feet long. The pods could be removed and replaced, whether empty or full, within minutes, and could be used to carry almost anything. Because of its landing gear width, it would operate only from airfields dedicated to air freight.

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Judging by the scale, with the wing pods at 150ft in length, the wingspan of that beast is in excess of 900 ft!! From a rather banal position of simple ramp and ground handling the aircraft is not limited to suitable sized airports, it requires a rather large and flat expanse of earth simply for approach.. Nice find Triton !
 

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Re: Boeing 759-159 "Distributed Load Freighter" Concept

Slightly larger from the same source. ;)



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If the airfield in the image is a clue then, an icebound airfield might mean involvement in that crazy "flying pipeline" alternative to the Alaskan Oil Pipeline then?
 

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How would this thing land on that runway? Bicycle arrangement of landing gear, similar to U2?
 
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