Re: P3/Electra (was Questions about the DH Comet)

Date:         03 Oct 97 01:18:33 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>All J-STARS are built upon used commercial 707-320 airframes.  There was
>one new 707-320 with CFM56s built for the J-STARS program, but it has
>since been sold off, as it was a one-of-a-kind airframe.

The one built with CFM56 engines (msn 21956 / ln 941) was actually
called a 707-700.  It first flew on November 27, 1979.  Boeing's plans
to market it were squashed by the launch of the 757.  It wasn't really
a one-of-a-kind airframe -- other than the engines and associated
systems, it was a fairly standard 707-320.  It was converted into a
707-3W6C (yes, they replaced the CFM56s with JT3Ds!) and sold to the
Moroccan Government on March 10, 1982.  As far as I can tell, they
still have it, registered as CN-ANR.

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