Re: Boeing 720

Date:         26 Jan 98 01:46:36 
From: (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: NorthWest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1998.180@ohare.Chicago.COM>, trevfenn <> wrote:
> Stephen H. Westin wrote:
> > 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.

Actually, the KC-135 and original 707 design have a fuselage width
slightly wider than the 367-80.  The 707 design was then widened even more
to accomodate the airlines' demand for 3-3 seating.  But the only plane to
have the fuselage width of the Dash-80 was the Dash-80.  All the others
were wider.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane