Re: A330-100?

Date:         17 Sep 99 10:52:33 
From:         Steve Lacker <no@spam.thanks>
Organization: Applied Research Laboratories - The University of Texas at Austin
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> >-Would the shrink involve a reduction in sheet metal guage?
> > The 747SP certainly did.  Look at the ugly tail that produced?
>
> I've never heard of the 747SP having reduced-gauge sheet metal, though
> that may have been done on a localized basis.

I would be EXTREMELY surprized to find that the SP had thinner sheet
metal.  After all, it is subject to the same pressure differentials and
cycle fatigue processes as a "normal" 747, and thinner sheet metal would
not allow for that.

-- Stephen G. Lacker
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