Re: What could replace the P-3?

Date:         17 May 98 00:43:11 
From:         ibm@svpal.org
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In article <airliners.1998.676@ohare.Chicago.COM>#1/1,
  Matt Clonfero <Matt-C@aetherem.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Neil Gerace <geracen@wantree.com.au> wrote:
	[SNIP]

> >Here's a wild idea: how about a four engined 737-600? Who makes
> >turbofans in the 10-12,000lb class needed to replace half of a CFM56?

GE TF/CF-34's as employed on the Lockheed S-3 and Canadair CL6xx
aircraft. 12K might be a little past the high end for this mill
though.

> Ack. You've just made the airframe uniquely expensive (by modifying it
> on such a gross scale) without even adding the mission gear. Either
> build new airframes to a proven design; or add mission gear to an
> existing airframe.

One could, I suppose fit, them as podded twins per the B52 but
would that gain you what you want?

IBM

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