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Do KC-135 Land Flater And Lower Than 707's?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3736 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

I was just watching a KC-135E land on www.flightlevel350.com, and I notices that it had a very nose down landing for a jet. When I look at a 707 landing it nose seem to stand a little higher. I know that a KC-135 (717) and 707 are different aircraft, so is one of different is that a KC-135 lands almost nose down?

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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4282 times:

KC135 types generally do not have full span leading edge devices as do the later B707 types, so yes, the pitch angle on approach may indeed appear a bit more 'nose down' than with the B707.

User currently offlineSpruit From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

KC-135 is not a 717 derivative but a derivative of the Boeing 367-80 which is the proof of concept for the 707!

The 707 Derivative KC-135 are designated A Variants if i'm not mistaken?

Spru!



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User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

More properly the aircraft built after 1959 were based on the 720


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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3736 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4131 times:

Quoting Spruit (Reply 2):
KC-135 is not a 717 derivative but a derivative of the Boeing 367-80 which is the proof of concept for the 707!

The KC-135 civilian name is 717. Yes, I know there's the DC-9 base 717, but Boeing just gave it the name since there was no civilian airliner in there line up with that name. Since the KC-135 was for military uses only, Boeing did have a civilian 717. To put a long story short the KC-135 was the original 717.


User currently offlineLeanOfPeak From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 509 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4120 times:

The 707 derivative KC-135's are designated KC-137.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17118 posts, RR: 66
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

Quoting Spruit (Reply 2):
KC-135 is not a 717 derivative but a derivative of the Boeing 367-80 which is the proof of concept for the 707!

As 747400sp points out, the KC-135 is Boeing Model number 717. Both the 707 and the 717 are derived from the 367-80. The 707 has a wider fuselage due to customer demand and competitive pressure (from the DC-8) to put in 3-3 seating instead of 2-3.



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User currently offlineSpruit From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 4):
To put a long story short the KC-135 was the original 717

Thanks, I never knew that!  Smile

Spru!



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17118 posts, RR: 66
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3993 times:

Quoting Spruit (Reply 7):
Quoting 747400sp (Reply 4):
To put a long story short the KC-135 was the original 717

Thanks, I never knew that!

If you're interested in Boeing history, "Boeing - Planemaker to the World" by Redding and Yenne is a good introduction. It's about 10 years so a bit dated, but it covers civil and military from the founding of the company.

http://www.amazon.com/Boeing-Planema...04-0861965-8185516?ie=UTF8&s=books



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