Re: Food for Thought

Date:         10 Jul 97 17:46:13 
From:         graemec@ibm.net
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Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc@geocities.com> writes:
>Richard Isakson wrote:
>
>> The interesting bit of trivia here is that Boeing had to pay a thousand
>> dollars per airplane for the first couple of thousand 727's.  The patent
>> for hanging the engines on the aft side of the fuselage was held by a
>> French designer.
>
>This patent was held by Sud Aviation which used this technique on the
>Caravelle.

And not only Boeing paid up.  I recall a small plate on each of the
engine struts of an early (Ser. 3) Viper powered HS-125 acknowledging
the licence from Sud.

Graeme Cant