Re: 707 : How did it get its name ?

Date:         11 Jan 98 03:24:49 
From: (Brian Clouse)
Organization: Prodigy Services Company  1-800-PRODIGY
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Ooops, yes, you're right, I meant 247, not 297.  And the "tradition"
didn't date back to the founding of the company, just to about the mid-
Maybe the designations B-17, B-47, and KC-97 were coincidences, maybe not.
  I doubt the VC-137 designation for the first jet Air Force One was a
coincidence, for instance.

But it's fun to talk about, anyway.