Re: CFM56 on military 707s? (was: Re-engining 747s)

Date:         13 Jan 99 02:13:27 
From:         David Lednicer <>
Organization: Analytical Methods, Inc.
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Stephen H. Westin wrote:
> Anyway, I think of the E-8 JSTARS aircraft as the latest and best
> military 707, but it seems to wear old low-bypass turbofans (see
> <> for an in-flight photo). My guess
> is that 707's are so rare in the U.S. military compared to KC-135's
> that it wasn't worth the trouble to upgrade them.

	The problem with the E-8 J-STARS is that putting CFM56s on them would
block part of the radar scan pattern.  Hence, they have to stay with
lower bypass engines.

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