Re: Boeing 720

Date:         24 Jan 98 14:46:56 
From:         trevfenn <>
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Stephen H. Westin wrote:
> (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.

Correct, the KC-135/C-135 etc have the same fuselage section as the
original Boeing 707 prototype model 367-80 which is smaller than the
production 707.  The -135's also have a different wing to the 707.
Really there is very little in common between the -135's and the 707
apart from appearance and engines.

Trevor Fenn