Aviation Photo #1141374 McDonnell 220 - Untitled

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I drove from San Antonio to El Paso just get this frame it is a great pity that this didn't go into production as this is a very good looking aircraft and the only one made, scanned from a slide in my collection.
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Photo Added: November 20, 2006

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Anonymous
7 years ago
Such an odd plane, looks like a Gulf @ the front, then mini DC-8 engines. Nice pic
Anonymous
7 years ago
Maybe a designer in common with the B-58 Hustler? Possibly a competitor in the Lockheed L-1329/C-140 Jetstar market? Now, if this came with Afterburners... HA! DtD
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very neat biz-jet...Too bad the biz-jet market didn't exist yet
Anonymous
6 years ago
A sleek tail fin! This must be the smallest quad-jet ever built?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks very much like the B-58 Hustler bomber of an earlier era. (late 50's to early 70's) Search "B-58" and compare.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Looks like a Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner with DC-8 Engines.
Anonymous
5 years ago
5 stars for the most ridiculous design...
4 (!) engines for such a small aircraft...WOW!

Cheers
Anonymous
4 years ago
This must be an extremely loud aircraft, with its 4 turbojet engines!

Four engines may seem overkill nowadays, but in the mid-50s, when this plane was developed, the early jet engines didn't have much thrust, and take-off performance of the larger early quads (like the earliest 707 and DC8s) was only marginal at best.

The B52, which is from the same era, has 8 engines, if it were developed today it would certainly be a twin.
Anonymous
3 years ago
007's private jet ...
Anonymous
3 years ago
It has 4 engines not for the thrust, but for redundancy allowing it to cross the Atlantic. ETOPS did not exist when the aircraft was developed.

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