Re: 757 highest thrust to weight ratio ?

From: (Fred Christiansen)
Organization: Motorola Computer Group, RT Software
Date:         09 Dec 92 18:45:30 PST
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In article <airliners.1992.71@ohare.Chicago.COM> (Karl Swartz) writes:
>Not surprisingly, the top 11 were all twins.

Why "not surprisingly"?  As a layman with no background in this stuff,
I would have tho't that manufacturers would keep the thrust-to-weight
in some ballpark range (for economic reasons).  And that the advent
of larger twins is because more powerful engines have become available,
eliminating the need for a 3rd (or in the case of, say, MD-10 class
aircraft, the need for a 4th).
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