From: email@example.com (Kim Hackett) Organization: Your Organization Date: 21 May 96 11:10:54 References: 1 2
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<airliners.1996.696@ohare.Chicago.COM> X-Newsreader: WinVN 0.91.6 > >>>Will there ever be another T-Tailed airliner >>>after the current ones become obsolete ? I know its all > >>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. > The two most recent new Citation business jet designs from Cessna are T-tail aircraft. The CitationJet and the Citation X (ten) both have T tails like the Citation 3 (now known as the Citation VI and VII). Rumor has it the next Citation will be a T-tail. All other Citation business jets have what is called a cruciform tail, where the stabilizer connects to the fin part way up the fin.