Re: Boeing 720

Date:         24 Jan 98 14:46:52 
From:         mweber@t140.aone.net.au (James Matthew Weber)
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On 26 Dec 97 03:28:45 , westin*nospam@graphics.cornell.edu (Stephen H. Westin) wrote:
>faurecm@halcyon.com (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.