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Boeing 707-300 (N404PA)

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Hannah, MIT Lincoln Labs' flying testbed, seen here landing back in Bedford after several hours of testing off the coast of Maine.

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Rebecca Shaffer
What is that thing?
Edwin Edwin
beautiful machine realy
Colin Seftel
Rebecca, details here: https://warisboring.com/mit-flies-a-high-tech-test-plane-with-the-u-s-air-force/
hamio
He's loaded down with antenna; 707 variant.
Reuben Dunn
404 would be a B707-321B-advanced. New about mid 1965 probably based at KSFO for trans-pacific and polar flights where the slight advantage of the advanced cowling made EGLL/KLAX non-stop practical.
Colton Fletcher
beautiful beast!
warner ogden
If you think it looks good, then you should hear it! I live and work near KBED and those low bypass engines have an unmistakable high pitched scream you just down hear anymore. If it weren't being used under military contract it couldn't be flown in the US because it is too loud. They don't currently fly it anywhere near MTOW, so it's not deafening, but if they did it would shake your house.
warner ogden
Great photo by the way, Ive been trying to get a good shot of it, but haven't yet.

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