Jet Engines above the wing

From: (Tim Takahashi)
Organization: University of Rochester, School of Engineering
Date:         25 Jan 96 00:54:59 
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A few weeks ago there was a posting concerning engine configurations
for passenger airliners. The question of a jet engine mounted
above the wing was brought forwards.

I have here in a copy of Janes, a photo (and little else) of
a small feederliner called a VFW-614, from West Germany. The
airplane in the photograph is wearing Luftwaffe clothing, but
it is clearly a small feederliner.

There is a slightly swept wing, with two small fanjets mounted
on pylons ABOVE the wing. The wing is mounted low on the fuselage,
ala 737. The horizontal surfaces are mounted high on the fueslage
with more dihedral (also similar to a 737). Single vertical

>From the looks of it, it seats 35-40. It is shown in the "rare"
aircraft section of the book... next to Convair 990s, Bristol
Britannas, etc.