Re: 707 : How did it get its name ?

Date:         09 Jan 98 00:50:55 
From: (Gerard Foley)
Organization: The Greater Columbus FreeNet
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Brian Clouse ( 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).

  Not to mention 247D.  But Boeing didn't number the bombers, etc - the
U.S.Government did that.  They got B-15, B-29, B-50, B-52 ....from Boeing.