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Here is the original 7E7 artist’s concept when Boeing launched the program on April 26, 2004:
And this is an image of Boeing’s first actual 787-8 Dreamliner. Quite a difference, no?
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Not really that I can see (other than the name: ANA to Boeing). I must be missing something….
The raked nose and windshield and tapered tail and tail cone seen in the original concept were changed to a more conventional design while retaining the sharply pointed nose to a degree. It’s still a very fine looking aircraft.
looks like it might be easier to build and structuraly sounder now? just hope that the lightning tests prove ok–cross our fingers and hope it meets all specs and promises? all good things come with time good science and engineering and lots of money!! iceman
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