Re: Nose loading (was: MD-17 vs. MD-11F/DC-10F)

Date:         01 Mar 97 02:45:02 
From:         Derek Clarke <derek.clarke@gecm.com>
Organization: GEC-Marconi Inflight Systems
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Michael Butler <mbutler@ihug.co.nz> wrote:
>J. Heilig wrote:
>> Who can forget the all-stainless steel Bud Aircraft Conestoga?
<snip>
>With a first flight in October 1943 it beats the C82 and Bristol 170.
>This must make it the first of the powered high cockpit nose door
>aircraft.

The Messerscmitt 323 (Gigant) flew in 1942 according to
http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/gustin_military/ger/ME323GIG.html

And six engines certainly made it powered!