Re: Boeing 720

Date:         26 Dec 97 03:28:43 
From:         Michael & Iain Butler <mbutler@ihug.co.nz>
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Gerard Foley wrote:
>    But where did the terminal 7 come from?  The 247D had it, and the
> StratoCruiser and StratoLiner, but the big Flying Boat was 314. Was
> it a surperstition that imposed it on all the jets (including 717)
> except the 720?

IIRC all multi-engine Boeing passenger transports except the 314 & 720
have numbers ending 7.  I suspect that the 707 wasn't the only case
where a design number got twistd a bit to put 7 on the end.

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Mike Butler                  Wellington NZ