Re: Re-engining 747s

Date:         23 Dec 98 03:52:51 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
References:   1 2 3
Followups:    1
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

>707-700? I've never heard of this before. Could you possibly give a bit
>more info about this version of the 707?

Line number 941 (msn 21956) was built as the one-and-only 707-700,
making it's first flight on November 27, 1979 wearing registration
N707QT.  It was to be the forerunner of a new generation of more
efficient 707s equipped with CFM56 engines, but the project was
killed by the 757, which offered better economics.

The sole 707-700 was converted to a 707-3W6C, including engines of
older, less efficient design, and delivered to the Moroccan government
on March 10, 1982.  While the commercial offering was all but stillborn,
the plane no doubt contributed to CFM56 conversions on the KC135 and
various military versions of the 707.

Karl Swartz	|Home
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
  - Andrew A. Rooney