Date: 19 Feb 97 02:46:24 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ray Clawson) Organization: INTERNET AMERICA References: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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On 13 Feb 97 01:37:42 , email@example.com (Rich Nute) wrote: >Somewhere, sometime, I was led to believe that the DC-8 has >an APU, while the 707 does not. > >Without an APU, the 707 needs auxiliary ground equipment to >get the first engine started, while the DC-8 could be started >from its APU. > >If true, the 707 can only go to airports with auxiliary ground >equipment. > >I thought this was a serious negative factor for airlines, and >one big reason airlines favored the DC-8. I don't think the 8 had an APU from the factory. Some cargo 8's now have APU installed in the forward belly compartment. It provides both air and electrical (AC) power Some 8's had an "Aux. Manifold" installed. A high pressure air bottle for engine start where no ground air was available. It was a one shot deal. Ray Clawson WARNING: The return email address field has been altered to foil bulk email spammers. If you reply to this message please change the "eight" to "8" in the return address or it'll bounce.