Date: 13 Feb 97 01:37:42 From: email@example.com (Andrew Muir) Organization: Nobody but me References: 1 2 3 4
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In article <airliners.1997.394@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "Damon Marcus Lewis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >Louis A. Ramsay <email@example.com> wrote in article ><airliners.1997.334@ohare.Chicago.COM>... >> I think another consideration in re-engining the B-707 was the >> height of the existing engine off the ground. You can't add much more >> engine diameter to a 707 before the lower part of the cowling will be >> rubbing on the ground and, face it, the new engines are quite a bit >> bigger in diameter. > Have you ever seen an E-6 or late E-3 (RAF of French)? Thes are 707s with CFM-56s under the wing. The last civilian 707 built was a CFM-56 protptype, 707-700 built in 1977. Boeing decided not to pursue the the airliner project because it would have taken sales away from the 767 and 757. The plane was converted to a JT3 707 and delivered to the Moroccan Government in 1982.