Re: B-777 Double Decker???

Date:         30 Apr 97 03:19:08 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.982@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "Stephen D. Todd"
<stephen.todd@sympatico.ca> wrote:

> Interestingly enough, in the mid-1960's, Boeing, Douglas and Lockheed
> all bid on the C-5 contract. Lockheed of course won. Boeing took the
> high wing of their design, slung it under the fuse and called it the
> "bet your company" 747.

This is not really correct.  There were no common design elements between
Boeing's C-5 entry and the 747.  If you look at models of both aircraft,
you can see the lack of similarity.  What Boeing DID get out of its C-5
work was a lot of data on designing and building large aircraft which was
put to good use when the 747 program was launched.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane