Date: 24 Jan 98 14:46:52 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (James Matthew Weber) Organization: Customer of Access One Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2
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On 26 Dec 97 03:28:45 , email@example.com (Stephen H. Westin) wrote: >firstname.lastname@example.org (C. Marin Faure) writes: >> Whoever was in charge of model names >> didn't like that so they decided to call it the 717-020 because its short >> fuselage was more like the KC-135 (Boeing 717) than the other 707 models. > >I thought the 717 (KC-135) actually had a *narrower* fuselage than the >707, not just a shorter one. It does indeed, which is why the KC135 really is a different airframe than the 707. The KC135 is the sucessor to the Dash-80. The airlines wanted 6 across Coach Seating, which made the 707 more attractive than the DC8.