Date: 30 Jan 97 00:36:24 From: "Kenneth Quek" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Home References: 1 Followups: 1 2
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Niels Sampath <email@example.com> wrote in article <airliners.1997.219@ohare.Chicago.COM>... > Reading that the 767-400 will have to have raised main landing gear > posts to avoid tail strikes on rotation makes me wonder: did Douglas > do the same when they stretched the DC-8 to the -60 series? Apparently, the early DC-8 series (-10 to -50) had main landing gear which were tall enough to accommodate the stretch. This problem of needing to extend the landing gear for a stretch was partly why Boeing abandoned the stretched 707-700 competitor to the DC-8. Of course they were also already designing the 747!