Sunday, December 20, 2015

Douglas CX-HLS Transport Study

1 Douglas CX-HLS Artwork RG Smith - 12 Douglas CX-HLS Artwork RG Smith - 2 Known as the Experimental Cargo/Heavy Logistics System (CX-HLS), this program sparked
a great competition between Douglas, Boeing and Lockheed and had several iterations; but Lockheed was awarded the contract on October 2nd, 1965 and the result was the C-5 Galaxy. (The  artwork above was from the great RG Smith.) Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Boeing and Douglas use the knowledge acquired from their CX-HLS-work on studies for large commercial aircraft projects. This is the actual beginning of the widebody airliner era.

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Anonymous said...

Not much information on the cx hls program. Interesting to see these designs, I have heard that Boeing had the superior design, but Lockheed’s design was cheaper so it was the one chosen. That leaves me wondering about the Douglas design a LOT. Again, not much information.

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