Sometimes out of curiosity I like to browse around on the satellite images on Google maps. I was taking a look at Paine Field in Everett WA, which is where Boeing has its main assembly plants for commercial aircraft including the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787.
With all the delays to the 787 test program, there are currently 40-some examples in various stages of rework to incorporate changes that came out during testing. Those planes are parked all over the airfield along with a couple of dozen 747-8s. Sitting near one of the 787s is an old B52 bomber.
In and of itself the presence of a B52 at the factory where it was built back in the 1950s was no big surprise. What was surprising was how small it was. Seeing photos of the 8-engined B52 in isolation gives the impression that it is enormous. In fact, it's smaller than the mid-sized widebody 787.
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