Re: Boeing 720

Date:         24 Jan 98 14:46:55 
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westin* (Stephen H. Westin) shaped the electrons to say:
>I thought the 717 (KC-135) actually had a *narrower* fuselage than the
>707, not just a shorter one.

It does.  The 717 is narrower.  It was the width originally intended for
the 707.  Then Douglas announced the DC-8 with a wider body, so Boeing
redesigned the 707 to trump them and keep business.  But the 717 line was
its own family and was left alone.

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