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How Did Lockheed Come Up With The Numbers  
User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1077 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

749, 1011, 1649 etc

rw774477

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User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

Any Lockheed experts out there ?

rw774477


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

I believe they were project design numbers that, once they were accepted, became the aircrafts' official designation.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineJmets18 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2607 times:

not sure exactly where they got their numbers from, but i can tell you this. the MD-11 is a lockheed design. after they decided to get out of the commercial market, mcdonell douglas bought the design from them.

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