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Developing aircraft requires huge expenditure. One company has on a number of occasions bet more than its entire net worth. The company was Boeing and its gambles have paid off making it an aviation giant. In 1952 Boeing developed a prototype transport plane. They invested 15 million dollars, which well exceeded the company’s net worth – if the plane failed – it would have sunk the Company. The prototype was to become one of the greatest planes of the century - the Boeing 707.

Flying Through Time: The Story of Boeing

  • Darren Sharam

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