Re: A 777 with four engines.

Date:         06 Aug 98 11:26:38 
From:         "DOUGLAS G ROMNEY" <GDR11@prodigy.net>
Organization: Prodigy Services Corp
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>The idea of "take-off assist" engines is not new, ranging from the JATO's
>used on things like Consolidated PBY "Catalinas" and currently on Lockheed
>C130's, to the *fourth* engine used on the Trident.

Didn't the Mexicana 727s have JATO for getting out of MEX on hot muggy days?

[Moderator's Note: Yes.  This has been discussed a number of times in
the newsgroup; see http://www.chicago.com/airliners/archives.html.
-- Karl]

Miles