Re: MD-17 vs. MD-11F/DC-10F

Date:         03 Feb 97 03:18:34 
From:         "David Smith" <drs@hplms2.hpl.hp.com>
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Michael Butler <mbutler@ihug.co.nz> wrote in article
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> airline@flash.net wrote:
>
> > The high cockpit on a freighter actually dates
> > back to British AirFerries' "Carvair", which was a prop aircraft
> > modified to have the cockpit above the cargo deck, and clamshell doors
> > on the nose...
> Actually Eric the high cockpit goes even further back to the Bristol
> Freighter.  I remember these being used in Wellington on a quick turn
> around inter-island service.  Palletised cargo was loaded through the
> nose and unloaded through the tail door - or was it the other way
> around?

When was the Bristol Freighter introduced?  I don't suppose it antedated
the
Me 323 Gigant of WWII which had clamshell nose doors and a cockpit above
the cargo hold?  Or the Fairchild C-82 Packet of the late 1940s?

		David Smith