707 : How did it get its name ?

From:         oberoi@emirates.net.ae
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Date:         Fri, 2 Jan 1998 19:53:00 GMT
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> A friend of mine came across an interesting reason for how the Boeing
> 707 series got the name - 707 :
>
> It seems that the wing angles of the Boeing 707, were 45 degrees.
> The values of the trignometric functions, sine and cosine at 45
> degrees are equal - of the value = 1 / sqrt(2) = 0 . 7 0 7
> Hence the name ?
>
> Is this the real reason, or merely a coincidence ?
>
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