Re: Wing vs. tail-mounted engines?

Date:         19 Apr 2001 16:40:23 
From: (JWizardC)
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The biggest disadvantage to the wing-mounted engines in the Comet was the
complexity of the wing main spar/load box. Also, the engines take up a bunch of
room that could have been used by fuel.

As far as the T-tail goes, a 'conventional' empannage can also stall under
certain circumstances. On the other hand, the t-tail allows a slightly longer
moment arm from the center of gravity.