From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Strain) Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest) Date: 18 Dec 95 15:26:13 References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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In article <airliners.1995.1901@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Stefano Pagiola <email@example.com> wrote: > firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian A. Reynolds) wrote: > > > >DAC uses the year of launch (or projected launch) as their model > >numbers for the twin-jet series. > > Not exactly. When the DC-9-80 was launched, Douglas skipped the series > numbers between -80 and the preceding -50 as a marketing ploy: "Super 80 > for the Eighties." Yeah, that sounds right. Back in the late 70's I worked on a huge subcontract proposal to MDC (McDonnell had just taken over) for its new version of the DC9, the "Model 55." At some point it became the DC9-80. Marketeers. . . .jim strain in san diego.