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Early/mid 80s Boeing 1046 Long Range Transport

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Demon Lord Razgriz said:
Isn't that the rival of the C-5 that was later turned into the Boeing 747?

"Heavy Logistics System" (CX-HLS) (previously CX-X) program, that lead to C-5, was a little bit earlier...20 years earlier.
 

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Please note that the above design appears as "1046-103", not "-105" in the rest of the document, which makes me think this is either a typo or a consequence of a poor scan.
 

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Boeing 1046-103 image from "Aeronautical Technology 2000: A Projection of Advanced Vehicle Concepts" (http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19860003767).
 

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Demon Lord Razgriz said:
Isn't that the rival of the C-5 that was later turned into the Boeing 747?

Joe Sutter, the Project Engineer on the 747 program, insists that the 747 was not derived from the Boeing CX-X proposal and I think we have to take his word for it. The requirements are so fundamentally different that a CX-X derived airliner would probably be badly compromised. Looking at the proportions and shapes of the Boeing CX-X, it's hard not to see a strong family resemblance though. I suspect that it's a function of individuals applying experience gained on a previous program to similar problems.
 
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