Sonic
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Why 717 Plane Wasn't Built Between 707 And 727?

Sat Nov 11, 2000 9:51 pm

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?
 
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RE: Why 717 Plane Wasn't Built Between 707 And 727?

Sat Nov 11, 2000 10:07 pm

The 717 name was originally used as Boeing's designation for the KC-135.
 
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RE: Why 717 Plane Wasn't Built Between 707 And 727?

Sun Nov 12, 2000 12:40 am

Yes, the 717 was a 707 with a narrow fuselage for the air force
 
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RE: Why 717 Plane Wasn't Built Between 707 And 727?

Sun Nov 12, 2000 6:23 pm

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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