Re: B747 technical questions

Date:         13 Jul 97 01:25:50 
From:         Michael Carley <>
Organization: Dept. of Maths, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
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k_ish <> writes:

>187 wrote:
>> 1) For the 5th engine which can be installed on the pod under the wings,
>> can it be used as part of the aircraft's engine thereby making the
>> aircraft run on five engines?

>No, this is simply a "hardpoint" to haul spare engines around.  I
>personally have never seen this feature actually used.  The engine

There was a photo in last week's Aviation Week of a BA 747-400
which had an extra engine attached for delivery to Britain. It
was the most convenient way of getting a spare to BA.
``Permitt not your schollars to ramble abroad, especially lett them not
soe much as peepe into a tavern or tipleing house'' (Provost Loftus).
Michael Carley, Mech. Eng., TCD, IRELAND.
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