From: email@example.com (Jay Vassos-Libove) Organization: Digital Equipment Corporation, Atlanta Customer Support Center Date: 06 Apr 93 04:59:32 PDT Followups: 1 2 3 4
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When I flew through Shannon airport recently, I noticed a Soviet plane (I don't know what model, but I'll guess at an Ilyushin-86 because that was the aircraft type I was told flies the Miami to Shannon route, and would have landed shortly before my flight did). What I found interesting was that the plane had four jet engines, all at the tail, attached with two on either side; on either side of the tail would be one engine, attached to the tail, and then attached to that engine was another engine. I had never seen this configuration before. What are the pros and cons of putting engines in pairs like this on the tail, versus putting them under the wing (as on the 747)? Thanks -- Jay Vassos-Libove firstname.lastname@example.org Digital Equipment Corporation decwrl!alf.dec.com!libove Atlanta Customer Support Center Opinions? They're mine, mine, all mine! Alpharetta, Georgia and D.E.C. Can't have 'em!