Date: 29 Dec 98 03:12:22 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1 2
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kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes: <snip> > 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. As I recall from AW&ST of the time, the pylons from the 707-700 flight test aircraft were turned over to the KC-135R project. But I don't know of any military 707's with CFM56's; were/are there any? Perhaps our friends at Boeing would know... Anyway, I think of the E-8 JSTARS aircraft as the latest and best military 707, but it seems to wear old low-bypass turbofans (see <http://www.spartan.edu/issue2b.htm> for an in-flight photo). My guess is that 707's are so rare in the U.S. military compared to KC-135's that it wasn't worth the trouble to upgrade them. -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.