Re: Whatever happened to Tupelov TU-144 SST "Charger"?

Date:         04 Jun 99 00:59:20 
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"R W Walker" <> wrote:
> I think the concept of Russians "stealing" Western designs is way
> over-played. Its more a case of asking several different groups of
> professionals with similar skills and available technologies similar
> questions ("design me an airliner that does ..."), and getting similar
> answers.
> I've worked in light aircraft design for 25 years, and I'm always
> amazed at the similar results different design groups arrive at
> without copying each other. Did Piper copy the Mooney Model 20?
> Are twin Cessnas all developed copies of the Piper Apache? No,
> they are just the same answers to the same question.

s.a.a. veterans will recall a fierce debate along precisely these lines
in about 1993. Check the archives for the various pro and con arguments.

[Moderator's note: is
where you'll find the archives.  Karl]

Stefano Pagiola
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