Boeing's flying wing passes first flight test

07/25/2007 | Seattle Times, The

Looking more like a manta ray than a jet airplane, Boeing's unmanned X-48B flying wing prototype passed its first flight tests on Friday. The model airplane weighed just 500 pounds, with a wingspan of 21 feet. Boeing officials say that a similar craft could be in use as a military cargo plane sometime between 2015 and 2020.

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