From: Colin Povey <email@example.com> Organization: Delphi (firstname.lastname@example.org email, 800-695-4005 voice) Date: 01 Jun 95 05:00:54 References: 1 2 3
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<email@example.com> writes: >I was once told that the flattened inlet on the -3/4/500 wasn't really >necessary, but they decided to use it anyway because it was already >designed. So, I had the impression that the -6/7/800 would have a circular According to a friend who worked at Boeing during this time period, the falttened nacalles were needed as much to prevent excess water injestion from landing on wet runways as anything else. They thought they would lose a lot in efficiency from the shape, but ended up losing very very little.