The 737 is pretty much a smaller twin engine 707 design. Back in 80's and early to mid 90's I notice must of the flights coming from SFO to LAX was 737 and BAe 146. When I see a KC-135R it look more like a large wing four engine 737. For a little over 10 years when I see a 707 or 707 base plane and think of all those 737 and BAe 146. It got me to Wondering, what if BAe build a twin engine plane base on BAe 146/ RJ's. It would have had the same high wing and T tail design as the BAe 146/RJ's, but it would been very light weight and use on very short range flights like Santa Barbra to LAX or SAN or from small airport to smaller airports deep in country area. It could have been to go from big inland airports to very near by smaller inland airports. It could have been built a long side the BAe146. So do you think this could have worked back in the 80's and 90's when BAe/ RJ's was still being built.
PS: It name could have been BAe 176.