E2 and E3 - The Second and Third
E2 was the Second
Airplane. It made its first flight 12 Mar 1963.
same paint scheme as E1 and a registration of N72700, it is often
mistaken for the Prototype, and is often mistakenly shown as
such. E2 remained a Boeing airplane throughout its life.
E2 - N72700 at KBFI
E2 was re-registered by Boeing as N 1784B in 1971, then re-registered
again in its original N72700 tail number in May 1975. It was
withdrawn from use in April 1978 and partially dismantled, including
removal of its outer wings. It was parked for some years
the Boeing Field Control Tower where it was adorned with multiple paint
patches to test paint longevity and durability.
E2 in 1982 as a paint tester. ( KBFI )
forward fuselage was removed and moved to Boeing's Everett Plant, ( KPAE ) where
it has served as a production worker training device for many years.
E3, the Third Production
painted in a hybrid Boeing-United color scheme (United colors with
It was registered N7002U,
and made its
first flight 10 Apr 1963. It was delivered to United Air
E3 - N7002U at the north end of
Boeing Flight Center
A young Bob Bogash in front of E3 - Sept 1963.
It was donated to the City of San Francisco 28 May
1992, and can been seen today on the ramp of San Francisco Community
College at KSFO, where it was an aviation maintenance trainer, but now appears mostly derelict.
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