Re: KC-135 minutiae (was: MD-95-30 becomes 717-200 "Regional Jet")

Date:         19 Feb 98 01:34:33 
From:         "Rich Duncan" <skylark@gte.net>
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David Tyler wrote in message ...
>westin*nospam@graphics.cornell.edu (Stephen H. Westin) writes:
>>So I guess the answer is "yes". I suspect that the "TF-33-PW-102" is
>>military terminology for some fairly familiar airliner engine; perhaps
>>the turbofan engine from a later 707.
>
>it's my understanding that usaf bought up a slew of old boneyard 707s
>just to get those engines.

Most of the engines use on the KC-135E reengine program were civilian
JT3D-3B engines removed from various surplus 707-100B, 720B, 707-320B and
320C airplanes. The TF-33-PW-102 was the military designation applied to
these engines.