Re: 707 : How did it get its name ?

Date:         20 Jan 98 01:29:55 
From:         k_ish <kenish@ix.netcom.com>
Organization: Netcom
References:   1 2 3 4
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

C. Marin Faure wrote:
>  The 707-120 is officially called a 707-100,
> while the 707-320 is officially called a 707-300.  Sorry for the
> error.

So I wonder how they got the '20'?  I know Pan Am was the launch
customer for the 707, and got the customer number of 21.  So could 20 be
considered the customer number for Boeing?  But then, we would expect
all Boeing prototypes to be 7x7-x20.

Any thoughts??

Ken Ishiguro