Re: Nose loading (was: MD-17 vs. MD-11F/DC-10F)

From:         Michael Butler <mbutler@ihug.co.nz>
Date:         Thu, 20 Feb 1997 11:16:59 GMT
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J. Heilig wrote:
> 
> Who can forget the all-stainless steel Bud Aircraft Conestoga?  It had
> the cockpit mounted above the cargo hold and bulbous nose doors.
> Possibly one of the ugliest airplanes ever built.  Actually, Flying
> Tigers started out life flying them.
> 
> Jennings Heilig

With a first flight in October 1943 it beats the C82 and Bristol 170. 
This must make it the first of the powered high cockpit nose door
aircraft.

Mike Butler