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

From:         Pete Hughes <>
Date:         27 Apr 96 01:14:33 
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In article <airliners.1996.603@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "C. Marin Faure"
<> writes
>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

Can C Main Faure confirm the first batch as model 717-100A, subsequent A
models as 717-148, B models as 717-158 and 717-166, and French AF ac as
717-165?  What about the E3 production aircraft - what model numbers
should correctly apply to them?

Seems a good chance to get all this formally recorded!


Pete Hughes