Re: Boeing 717?

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         07 Jul 95 03:25:05 
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>It was originally intended to use common jigs and tooling for the 707
>and 717 (KC-135), but Douglas put an end to that idea when they
>announced their (paper) DC-8 with six abreast seating.  That forced
>Boeing to add the now famous double bubble to the 707 fuselage ...

I don't recall the reasoning, but the U.S. Air Force also didn't like
the width of the 367-80, so the KC-135 ended up with wider fuselage
than the -80, though not as wide as the 707.  The -80 is thus unique.

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