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N4AZ (cn 1) 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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A visitor from Canada posted Mon August 4, 2014:
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.

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon December 9, 2013:
007's private jet ...

A visitor from United States posted Mon April 15, 2013:
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.

A visitor from - posted Thu January 5, 2012:
5 stars for the most ridiculous design...
4 (!) engines for such a small aircraft...WOW!


A visitor from - posted Mon October 17, 2011:
Looks like a Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner with DC-8 Engines.

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 12, 2011:
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.

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 12, 2011:
A sleek tail fin! This must be the smallest quad-jet ever built?

A visitor from - posted Mon January 31, 2011:
Very neat biz-jet...Too bad the biz-jet market didn't exist yet

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 27, 2010:
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

A visitor from - posted Tue June 15, 2010:
Such an odd plane, looks like a Gulf @ the front, then mini DC-8 engines. Nice pic

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