Thursday, November 25, 2004

737 == Da Bomb?

When I worked for the FAA, we always called the 737 Superpig for its inability to keep up with other jet traffic. Now it looks like The Pig will become The Bomb.

The U.S. Navy has decided to replace its venerable P3 anti-submarine aircraft with new 737 bombers. The aircraft will be equipped with anti-submarine radar, an electro-optical-infrared camera and Magnetic Anomaly Detectors, rotary magazines for dropping sonobuoys, Harpoon missiles, torpedoes, mines, or nuclear or conventional depth bombs. Must be Boeing's consolation prize for screwing the pooch on the 767 tanker bid.


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