Re: Wing vs. tail-mounted engines?

Date:         16 May 2001 17:45:35 
From:         matt weber <mattheww@Qwest.net>
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At 04:40 PM 4/19/01 +0000, you wrote:
>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.

It is also impossible to fit a high bypass (read fuel efficient) engine
inside the wing.....

Matt Weber