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Topic: Why 717 Plane Wasn't Built Between 707 And 727?
Username: Sonic
Posted 2000-11-11 13:51:30 and read 1720 times.

So why? Boeing made 707 and then they built 727. Why not 717? Does the plane called 717 ever have been on-project? Why 717 built only now, after 777? Does they leave this name for something? Or there WAS old 717 between 707 and 727?

Topic: RE: Why 717 Plane Wasn't Built Between 707 And 727?
Username: TWA717_200
Posted 2000-11-11 14:07:48 and read 1681 times.

The 717 name was originally used as Boeing's designation for the KC-135.

Topic: RE: Why 717 Plane Wasn't Built Between 707 And 727?
Username: Astrojet
Posted 2000-11-11 16:40:10 and read 1647 times.

Yes, the 717 was a 707 with a narrow fuselage for the air force

Topic: RE: Why 717 Plane Wasn't Built Between 707 And 727?
Username: Trident
Posted 2000-11-12 10:23:29 and read 1593 times.

THe 717 was Boeing's type number for the basic C-135
design. The C-135 has a narrower fuselage because it is more closely based on the prototype 367-80. The 707 was originally to have 5 abreast seating. This was changed to 6 abreast before the final 707 shape was finalised.


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