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Quiet Bird
Role US Army observation study
Manufacturer Boeing
Number built 1/2 scale mockup produced

The Boeing Model 853 Quiet Bird was a US Army scout plane study developed by Boeing in the early 1960s.[1]

Design and development

Development of the Model 853 began in 1962 at Boeing Wichita, only a 1/2 scale prototype was produced which never flew, but tests showed that it had a very low radar cross-section (stealth aircraft).[1]


Data from Boeing[1]

General characteristics


See also

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era


  1. ^ a b c "Boeing Model 853 Quiet Bird". Boeing. Retrieved 27 September 2015.