Re: Food for Thought

Date:         10 Jul 97 17:46:13 
From:         "jla" <jb7@usa.net>
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> > 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.

Not to mention the fact that, after Boeing visiting Hawker-Siddley, the 727
was remarkably (read: almost identical) to the HS Trident!
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jla