Re: Jet Engines above the wing

From: (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
Date:         19 Apr 96 02:04:03 
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Max O. Lange ( wrote:

: Yeah- good old 614...funny thing: The company was actually named Fokker
: and (like its Dutch counterpart?) went broke just as this very nice
: aircraft had some market success...

I think only ten were build.

: Anyway, it really is a small feeder liner though it was mainly used for
: VIP transport in the Luftwaffe. One, though, was converted by the DLR
: (German aerospace research establishment) to an all-electric everything
: simulator called ATTAS. One thing they use it for is laminar flow
: research, I think.
: I also seem to recall the YC14/YC15 programmes in the States used engines
: mounted above and before the wings to increase lift.

The Boeing YC-14 has two engines mounted above the wing. This position was
chosen to manipulate the flow of exhaust gasses to get more lift. The
McDonnel-Douglas YC-15 had 4 engines, they were mounted more
conventionally under the wing. The Antonov An-72 has engines above the
wing, too.

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