Re: Misconceived Mammoth

Date:         15 Jan 97 04:23:56 
From:         Tony Maddern <>
Organization: University of New South Wales
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Ostreger wrote:
> Why is the A3XX Omnibus not a V-tail mid-winger?

It could be because the main wing spar on a mid-winger would have to
pass through the passenger cabin which is commercially unacceptable.
Also a mid-wing A3XX may lose the ability to carry centre-wing tank fuel
and would have its potential range reduced. Belly tanks could be used
but these would adversely impact under-floor freight/baggage capacity.

Tony Maddern