From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dean Adams) Organization: Worldwide Pants, Inc. Date: 07 Mar 94 15:12:56 PST References: 1
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In article <airliners.1994.977@orchard.Chicago.COM> Bob.Coggeshall@HK.Super.NET (Bob Coggeshall) writes: >So there has been an interesting aircraft sitting on the tarmac at >Kai Tak here in Hong Kong - it looks like a short DC8 but with modern >turbofans, and several odd-looking sensors and intakes mounted about >the fuselage. >So it is a research aircraft. But what kind ? NASA 717 is a DC-8-72, upgraded with CFM56 turbofans. It is based at the Ames Research Center, and I believe is used for a variety of astmospheric research projects.