Re: Jet Engines above the wing: why not used?

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         09 May 96 12:50:14 
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>The YC-14, YC-15, C-17, QSRA, and Augmentor Wing (AWJSRA) are all
>examples of powered lift aircraft.

While not really advertised as such, Lockheed's Electra (and its Navy
descendant, the P-3 Orion) and C-103 Hercules also achieve some of
their rather remarkable takeoff performance from powered lift.  Take
a look at just how much of the wing is in the propwash of those four
enormous propellors!

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