Re: MD-95-30 becomes 717-200 "Regional Jet"

Date:         24 Jan 98 02:53:38 
From: (John Wright)
Organization: Janet, me and our cat in our little cottage
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On 20 Jan 98 01:29:17 , in <airliners.1998.70@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Karl Swartz wrote:
>I'm only vaguely familiar with the KC-135E -- was it a modification,
>like the KC-135R?  If so, the same would apply.

Yup, they used JT3D engines from retired 707's to replace the J57s, with
the JT3D's redesignated as TF33s. This accounts for the loads of old
707's with no engines stored in the desert once upon a time. All the E's
carry used engines, whereas the R's use new CFM56 engines.

John Wright