Re: 707 wings

Date:         17 Jan 99 02:37:12 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>	Interesting. Just a guess...but perhaps the slightly
>wider 707 fuselage was only with regard to the -upper- lobe of the
>double bubble cross-section and not the lower lobe where the wings
>are faired-in/attached ?  Note the C-135 series doesn't have the
>lobe `crease'  so maybe all the expansion was above the floor line.

According to diagrams in a book on the C-135 which I saw a while back,
you're right, the extra four inches of width in the 707's fuselage is
entirely in the upper lobe.  The lower lobe of the 707 is identical to
that of the C-135.

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