Date: 10 Dec 97 04:05:03 From: email@example.com (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Program of Computer Graphics -- Cornell University References: 1 2 3
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"Mihir Shah" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > Were there going to be any other serious customers anyways, even without the > crash? I can't imagine any airline based in the West that would even > consider it. Well, one fact alone would probably eliminate it from consideration: its range was shorter than Concorde. Sort of a supersonic Caravelle. What would you do with a supersonic plane without even transatlantic range? Unless you live in a dictatorship, over-land flights were basically out of the question, so the Soviet Union and China were the only conceivable customers, having long distances to fly *and* tight control over public protest. -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.