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Old 6th Dec 2017, 04:59
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they planned the design around both freight and passengers
Actually the freighter task is what dictated the design. Tripp of Panam, who initiated the 747 program, saw supersonics predominating in the future passenger role, and saw the 747 being relegated to freight once supersonics came upon the scene. He only saw the 747 as an interim passenger aircraft.
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