Date: 07 Aug 99 01:22:45 From: email@example.com (Scott Peterson) Organization: MindSpring Enterprises References: 1 2
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Edward Hahn) wrote: >The Convair 990 was designed to cruise at 990 km/h (hence the name). Not a chance! The original model numbers were the 880 and the 600. The change was simply to bring the model numbers in line with each other. >A trans-sonic aircraft like the CV990 generates wave drag due to >compressibility effects. It contributes to total drag, but is separate >and distinct from parasitic drag ("skin friction") and induced drag >(caused by lift). Trans-sonic? Sorry, the 990 was the fastest subsonic transport aircraft but that's all. Scott Peterson First snow, then silence. This thousand dollar screen dies so beautifully.