Re: Misconceived Mammoth

Date:         21 Jan 97 01:32:27 
From:         gfoley@freenet.columbus.oh.us (Gerard Foley)
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Tony Maddern (tmaddern@cse.unsw.edu.au) wrote:
: 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.

  Won't the A3XX, if ever, be fully double decked, making a nice place
for a spar to go through the upper deck floor?

--
Gerry