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

From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
Date:         02 Jun 96 23:01:52 
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In article <airliners.1996.615@ohare.Chicago.COM>, faurecm@halcyon.com (C.
Marin Faure) wrote:

> In article <airliners.1996.587@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Don Stokes
> <Don.Stokes@vuw.ac.nz> wrote:
> > I understood that the KC-135 also has a bi-lobar cross-section; it's just
> > not as pronounced since the upper lobe is smaller than on the 707.  I
> > tend to believe this as a circular cross section on would have been very
> > much more difficult proposition to modify than one that already had the
> > crease beam (at floor level) taking some of the pressure.
>
> This is correct.  The 777 is the first jetliner Boeing has built with a
> circular cross-section.  To my knowledge, the only other airliner we've
> built with a circular cross-section is the 307 Stratocruiser, which
> combined the 299's (B-17's) wings, engines, and tail surfaces with a
> pressurized fuselage.

I made an error in this post.  The Boeing Model 307 is the StratoLINER,
not the Stratocruiser.

C. Marin Faure
   author, Flying a Floatplane