From: dseelema@zeus.UWaterloo.ca (Alek Seelemann) Organization: University of Waterloo Date: 07 Jan 93 13:17:52 PST References: 1
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In sci.aeronautics.airliners article <airliners.1993.18@ohare.Chicago.COM> you wrote: > 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. DeHavilland was aware of metal fatigue. Why the heck they designed square windows (sharp corners == stress concentration == engineering no-no #1) is a mystery. Boeing cleaned up because the 707 was so over-designed it could (and did, once) perform barrel rolls. Very confidence inspiring!