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Lockheed HTTB At-A-Glance With BC-, AM-Military Crash

February 3, 1993

Undated (AP) _ Facts about the Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Co. High Technology Test Bed, which crashed Wednesday at Dobbins Air Force Base:

-Developed in 1984, HTTB that crashed was the only one in existence.

-Plane is modified version of C-130 Hercules Transport, a large cargo plane widely used by military.

-Known as a ″flying laboratory,″ the plane was equipped with advanced data-gathering equipment used to test new technologies: short takeoff and landing, survivability, electronic systems, cockpit displays and precision navigation.

-Designed to fly at much lower-than-normal speeds, mainly to test short- distance landing.

-HTTB was used mainly by Lockheed but was available to government agencies, universities and other companies for technology tests.

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