Date: 26 Dec 97 03:28:46 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Louis A. Ramsay) Organization: Netcom References: 1 2 3 4 5 Followups: 1
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In <airliners.1997.2995@ohare.Chicago.COM> David Richter <email@example.com> writes: >My father used to talk about "water wagons" -- early 707s which used >water injection for additional takeoff thrust. Despite keeping my >ears open for any tibits about these beasts, I've heard nothing about >them. > >Were they real? Can anyone provide details about them? The 707-133 was a"water-wagon". We operated at least one of them years ago and one of the drawbacks was they required de-mineralized water (which was not universally available). On one of our planes, we carried a "demineralization" setup in one of the bellies. With this unit, and enough garden-variety hose, we could park just abut anywhere on an airport and run their tap water through the system to use it for the water-injected takeoff. Lou.