From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Christopher Davis) Organization: House of the Jhereg Date: 06 Jan 94 01:53:57 PST References: 1 2
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KS> == Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> KS> I once saw [the prototype MD-80] at Mojave, with an extra-long pylon KS> but no #1 engine at that point. Boeing did the same thing with a KS> 727. Seems to me the MD-80 had a GE engine while the 727 had a KS> Pratt, but I wouldn't bet on it. My recollection was that the 727 was testing the GE UDF (big, blatant GE stickers all over the nacelle), which would imply that the MD-80 was testing the Pratt & Whitney unducted fan. Note that the 727-100 in question was later used in the movie "Hero" as the airplane at the crash scene (yes, it's been broken up). (This was in "Airliners" magazine a few issues back.) -- * Christopher Davis * <email@example.com> * (was <firstname.lastname@example.org>) * MIME * [CKD1] * "It's 106 ms to Chicago, we've got a full disk of GIFs, half a meg of hypertext, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses." "Click it."