Re: Wing vs. tail-mounted engines?

Date:         16 May 2001 17:45:13 
From:         westin*nospam@graphics.cornell.edu (Stephen H. Westin)
Organization: Cornell University
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jwizardc@aol.com (JWizardC) writes:

> 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.

And something that I'm sure wasn't considered in the '50s: the
complexity of upgrading to other engines. Though the RAF Nimrods are
slated to be fitted with BR700's soon; I wonder how they managed that.

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