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Boeying BFL.790

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The Boeying BFL.790


In the late 1950’s the military needed a paratrooper plane that could takeoff from short runways. Boeying accepted the contract and started building it. But, just before it was finished the military didn’t need it any more. Boeying had almost finished the plane so they decided to make a cargo plane of it. So they removed the paratrooper doors at the back and put one large cargo door in the front. That’s why it has an unusual tail design, the tail was meant to completely open so there was no space fore a tail fin on the back.
Today, all BFL.790’s are out of service.


Number build: 56
Period of service: 1959-1999
Top customer: Elai air cargo
Engines: 4x Boeying SR-56 (2000hp each)
Top speed: 260 knots (300 mph)
Range: short to medium haul
Wing span: 65.4 ft
Length: 61.1 ft
Height: 21.8 ft
V1: 165 knots (190 mph)


1 and VTOL down for flaps (half way down for takeoff)
2 and VTOL up for spoilers
3 and VTOL down to open the cargo door
4 for landing lights
5 for beacon lights
8 for engines


I’m open for feedback
That’s all, enjoy!


General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 65.4ft (19.9m)
  • Length 61.1ft (18.6m)
  • Height 21.8ft (6.6m)
  • Empty Weight 30,952lbs (14,040kg)
  • Loaded Weight 35,915lbs (16,291kg)


  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.222
  • Wing Loading 42.3lbs/ft2 (206.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 848.3ft2 (78.8m2)
  • Drag Points 18544


  • Number of Parts 301
  • Control Surfaces 8