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T-Tail Widebody

Thu Jun 01, 2000 6:59 am

Has there, or is there a T-Tail Widebody?
 
exPratt
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RE: T-Tail Widebody

Thu Jun 01, 2000 7:10 am

The C5 and C17.
 
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RE: T-Tail Widebody

Thu Jun 01, 2000 7:15 am

For a passenger/cargo airlines I believe this is probably the largest.


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RE: T-Tail Widebody

Thu Jun 01, 2000 8:16 am

The Il-86 was originally designed to have a T-tail and four rear-mounted engines, rather like a really fat Il-62. But the Ilyushin Design Bureau realized that there'd be serious weight penalties on that kind of widebody. In other words, a T-tailed Il-86 would've been far too heavy in the rear and thus requiring more powerful and less efficient engines. So Ilyushin decided to make the Il-86's design based on the A300, except that the Il-86 would have four engines.

Boeing did also consider a T-tailed twijet version of the 767 back in the late '70s, but chose the present design for practical reasons.
 
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RE: T-Tail Widebody

Fri Jun 02, 2000 3:53 am

About 10 years ago Boeing were considering a 7J7. A T tail plane with 2-2-2 seatin in coach. I read the article someplace!

Jeremiah Teahan





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RE: T-Tail Widebody

Fri Jun 02, 2000 4:20 am

I have a Boeing Book that said that they had plans for a three engine, T-tail 767,but was droped.
 
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RE: T-Tail Widebody

Sat Jun 03, 2000 3:24 am

Two other military aircraft (though neither saw production):

Boeing YC-14, powered by two GE CF-6 turbofans
McDonnel Douglass YC-15, powered by four PW JT-8Ds

The latter evolved into the C-17; as for the former, one of two prototypes is now a museum relic.

As for commercial operations, I believe the Ilyushin Il-76, another 1970s design (featured in Tritanic's post), is the only one.
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RE: T-Tail Widebody

Sat Jun 03, 2000 3:27 am

The C5 and C17, definitely! It is huge!

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RE: T-Tail Widebody

Sat Jun 03, 2000 3:37 am

Wasn't the BAC-211 (maybe 311?) going to be a T-Tail with 2 RR RB.211s on its tail, but cancelled due to the Airbus A300?

Sammy