Re: MD-17 vs. MD-11F/DC-10F

From:         Michael Butler <mbutler@ihug.co.nz>
Date:         Sat, 25 Jan 1997 20:50:19 GMT
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airline@flash.net wrote:

> The high cockpit on a freighter actually dates
> back to British AirFerries' "Carvair", which was a prop aircraft
> modified to have the cockpit above the cargo deck, and clamshell doors
> on the nose...
> 
> Eric

Actually Eric the high cockpit goes even further back to the Bristol
Freighter.  I remember these being used in Wellington on a quick turn
around inter-island service.  Palletised cargo was loaded through the
nose and unloaded through the tail door - or was it the other way
around?

Mike Butler
Wellington NZ