The aircraft had these changes made around 2006 to act as an F-22 Avionics test bed. One would expect that the fore plane changed many performances of machine, including take off and landing attitude and behavior. I am interested in knowing more about results of adding the canard fore plane to a series airliner.

A similar arrangement was proposed, it was promissory even at hyper sonic speeds, in a Naval Research Centre in California, for the Space Shuttle.

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    $\begingroup$ My god that looks hideous! $\endgroup$ – Jpe61 Mar 19 at 23:31
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    $\begingroup$ It is... unique... @Jpe61 $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Mar 20 at 17:06
  • $\begingroup$ Hope it stays unique. $\endgroup$ – Jpe61 Mar 20 at 20:09
  • $\begingroup$ As you said, it was added for electronics development, and for the F22, information is probably difficult to find for such a program... Also, the canard is generally useful at high attack angles, which was probably never tested for this 757 $\endgroup$ – BambOo Mar 20 at 20:45
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    $\begingroup$ That must be the airplane that The Flying Nun uses. $\endgroup$ – Wayne Conrad Mar 20 at 20:53

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