Re: 707 : How did it get its name ?

Date:         25 Jan 98 03:27:20 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: NorthWest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1998.109@ohare.Chicago.COM>, y106fm@iamerica.net
(toad) wrote:

> >The book didn't say so, but model numbers ending in 7 had already been a
> >Boeing tradition since the late '30's (297, 377, B-17, B-47, KC-97).
>
> What about the B-52?  Was it later called 7xxxx whatever?

The B-52 is the Boeing Model 464.  The B-17 was the Boeing Model 299, the
B-47 was the Boeing Model 450, the KC-97 was the Boeing Model 367.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane