Re: First Flights on airliners

From:         gunter@tartarus.uwa.edu.au (Gunter Ahrendt)
Organization: The University of Western Australia
Date:         06 Jan 93 14:37:16 PST
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driscoll@src.honeywell.com (Kevin Driscoll) writes:

>This episode was titled "Mass Transit in the Sky".  It started by saying
>that just after commercial jet transport's infancy (707), the Europeans
>went for speed with the SST and the US went for size (principally the
>747); and then the Europeans had to play catch up after making this mistake.

Huh? The SST was a US project, and the Europeans started the Jet Race, it's the
US that played catch-up, If Boeing would have been first they would have had
the joy of discovering Metal fatigue and then De Havilland would have cleaned
up the world marker...alas it was vice versa.