Re: T-Tailed aircraft

From:         FilipPC.DeVos@rug.ac.be (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
Date:         21 May 96 11:10:54 
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Jay Selman (avfoto@ix.netcom.com) wrote:
: "John O'Brien" <obrien@ironman.mch.sni.de> wrote:

: I could be wrong but I believe the T-tail evolved in modern airliners as a
: result of keeping the horizontal stabilizer out of the exhaust path of
: planes built with rear-mounted engines.  Offhand, I'd reckon to say that
: all airliners with engines on the aft fuselage have t-tails, or at least
: some variation of that.

Well, the Sud-Aviation Caravelle does not: the horizontal tailplane is
mounted on the vertical tail, just above the fuselage.


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