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Model Specific Information
The Sonic Cruiser was born from one of numerous outline projects in a Boeing R&D program known internally as Ã¯Â¿Â½20XXÃ¯Â¿Â½ (hinting that, had it entered production, it might have spawned a new Ã¯Â¿Â½20 seriesÃ¯Â¿Â½ of Boeing aircraft), the goal of which was to look at potential designs for a possible new near-sonic or supersonic airliner.
The strongest of these initial concepts was dubbed Ã¯Â¿Â½Sonic CruiserÃ¯Â¿Â½ and publicly unveiled on March 29, 2001, shortly after the launch of the A380 by rival Airbus. Boeing had recently withdrawn its proposed 747-X derivative from competition with the Airbus A380 when not enough airline interest was forthcoming, and instead proposed the Sonic Cruiser as a completely different approach.
Instead of the A380Ã¯Â¿Â½s massive capacity, requiring a hub and spoke model of operation, the Sonic Cruiser was designed for rapid point-to-point connections for only 250 passengers. With delta wings and flying just short of the speed of sound at 0.95 Mach (about 1010 km/h or 627 mph at altitude), the Sonic Cruiser promised 20% faster speed than conventional airplanes without the noise pollution caused by supersonic ConcordeÃ¯Â¿Â½s sonic boom. The aircraft would have flown at altitudes in excess of 40,000 feet, and would have possessed a range somewhere between 6,000 and 10,000 nautical miles.
According to BoeingÃ¯Â¿Â½s own estimates, the Sonic Cruiser would burn 15-20% more fuel than conventional aircraft. However, it was estimated the aircraft would burn roughly the same amount of fuel as a conventional aircraft flying the same route due to the faster travel-time.
The Sonic Cruiser concept originated in 1999 and a variety of concepts were studied, including supersonic aircraft, aircraft with the engines mounted above the wing, aircraft with a single vertical tail, and aircraft with rectangular intakes. The initial sketches released to the public were highly conjectural. A patent drawing filed by Boeing on March 22, 2001 put the baseline aircraftÃ¯Â¿Â½s dimensions at 250 feet in length, with a wingspan of 164.9 feet.
Wind tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics analysis further refined the Sonic Cruiser concept. Based on artwork released by Boeing in July 2002, the Sonic Cruiser now sported two taller vertical tails with no inward cant. The forward canard was set at zero degrees dihedral. At this point, Boeing had yet to decide on the size or layout of the aircraftÃ¯Â¿Â½s fuselage cross section.
All Boeing models are supplied to ModelBuffs by MyMahoganyModel - an official licensee of Ã¯Â¿Â½The Boeing CompanyÃ¯Â¿Â½ and meet the stringent quality requirements of the original manufacturer.
Our Boeing Sonic Cruiser USAF Model scale model aircraft exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes standard with a robust , durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished chrome steel supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Boeing Sonic Cruiser USAF Model model craft is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted models match the precise blueprint details of the original craft. The Boeing Sonic Cruiser USAF Model model crafts paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original Boeing Sonic Cruiser USAF Model . This top-quality Boeing Sonic Cruiser USAF Model replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This Boeing Sonic Cruiser USAF Model model plane is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for every Space or Science Fiction enthusiast and avid Spaceship or Scifi collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual Boeing Sonic Cruiser USAF Model.
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