Re: 707 and KC-135 relationship and something about the 747 (was: Subsidies)

From: (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
Date:         22 Apr 96 01:24:02 
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In article <airliners.1996.585@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
(Eric Chevalier) wrote:
> According to "Boeing 707 & AWACS" by Alwyn T. Lloyd (part of the "In
> Detail and Scale" series published by Aero), the KC-135 was known within
> Boeing as the 717.  Does this sound right to the rest of you?   I don't
> recall this from any of the other 707 material I've come across.

Yes, the "official" Boeing designation for the KC-135 is 717.  However,
I've never heard that designation used in my 17 years at the company.  We
call it the KC-135.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane