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From:         mholt@freenet.vcu.edu
Organization: Central Virginia's Free-Net
Date:         05 May 95 03:27:15 
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I have been looking at a photo of the L-649 Constellation.  A
most beautiful aircraft....

Why was thte fuselage curved like that?  I can't see any
advantage in it: it would have been expensive (copmpared to the
cylinder fuselages of contemporary airlines).

Any ideas?