|Quoting Boston92 (Thread starter):|
Is there an a/c out there that has four engines; 2 rear and 2 under-wing. So kind of like a MD80 with two additional engines under the wing. With this configuration, you could have a large wide-body and have a more distributed weight than with a 747.
How long until an a/c manufacturer make an a/c with this configuration?
Any comments are welcome.
There's nothing out there ... yet ... like you described. The VC
-10 and Super VC
-10 have four engines in the rear, as does the IL
-62. The L1011, DC-10, and MD
-11 have one engine in the rear and one engine under each wing. I don't really think you're going to see an airliner designed with the configuration you're talking about. As large as engines are getting, it's likely all four engine layouts will mount 2 engines under each wing.