Date: 06 Sep 97 02:53:19 From: email@example.com (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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On 27 Aug 97 03:57:52 , firstname.lastname@example.org (Joel S Cole) caused to appear as if it was written: > The most spectacular event I've seen(albeit on video tape) was the >Refused Takeoff Test of the USAF E-4 equipped with GE CF-6-50C engines. > The RTO test was to certify the B747-200 at 800,000 lb TOGW for the >USAF. The certified TOGW at that time was 178,000 lbs. Boeing requested >to run the test at a heavier GW for Lufthansa. The USAF gave permission >for Boeing to fill the empty hull to 820,000 lb max TOGW. Isn't the acronym "Rejected Take Off"? However, shurely shome mishtake in the numbers... 178,000lbs of 747-200 wouldn't be very useful... ! [Moderator's note: The 747-200B started off at ~750,000 lbs MGTOW; he probably meant 778,000 lbs. Karl] Malc.