Date: 16 May 2001 17:45:13 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Cornell University References: 1 2
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email@example.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. <snip> -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.