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Biomimicry Jet Design posted by Ralph Ewig
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2012-01-05
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This astonishing looking aircraft is a concept jetliner developed by Lockheed Martin. Based on the genetic solutions evolved in nature, it features global non-stop range and the most spell-binding exterior lines in any passenger jet designed in the last 60 years.

The Stratoliner was inspired by the form of a Bar Tailed Godwit, a bird that boasts the record for longest non-stop flight at an amazing 7,258 miles.  With over-sized wings generating extra lift and four Cryogenic Hydrogen Turbofan engines powering the jet, the Lockheed could fly anywhere without stopping.