Re: Shortened Boeings (was: The Sporty Game -- Boeing 757)

From: (Pete Coe)
Organization: Rational
Date:         01 Apr 93 23:09:07 PST
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  or MIME structure (Christopher Davis) writes:

>SP> == Stefano Pagiola <spagiola@FRI-nxt-Pagiola.Stanford.EDU>

> SP> Just as a bit of trivia, both the DC-10 and the L-1011 have the  
> SP> capability of carrying an additional engine on a pod (inboard of the  
> SP> main engines), and the DC-8 also had it.

>As does the 747; see _Modern Commercial Aircraft_[*], p9.  (The photo is of
>the prototype, so it's presumably from a test of that configuration.)

>[*] A 1987 coffee-table book with many nice photos; ISBN 0-517-63369-8.

The 747 definitely has this feature.  Years and years ago I took a British
Airways (probably BOAC then) flight from New York to London, which included 
a fifth engine.  It was located inside of the working engines on the left
side of the plane.

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