The problem, mz, with a vertically stacked double-bubble fuselage and a mid-wing layout is that the occupants of the lower deck are unprotected in the event of a wheels-up landing. Also, in the case of ditching, the occupants of the lower deck would be below flotation level. I believe this is why the double-bubble fuselage (with both decks occupied by passenger accomodation) with mid-wing layout never found acceptance by airline operators......mz said:That's a clever idea to put the wing carry through between the two vertically stacked bubbles. There has to be a strong floor there anyway. That way you can do with short landing gear too as the engines aren't the lowest part of the plane anymore. Though then the tail strike probably becomes a harder problem.
Dear Boys and Girls, I am quite desperate to see a general arrangement drawing of the Hawker-Siddeley HS833 which was a project for a turboprop version of the Airbus A300B designed at Manchester. It is listed on page 225 of "Stuck on the Drawing Board" by Richard Payne......Caravellarella said:Dear Boys and Girls, have any of you ever seen an image of the Airbus A300B7? I understand it was designed to meet BEA's "Airbus" requirement and was a slightly stretched A300B2/B4 with Rolls Royce RB-211 engines. There was also an A300B8 design for the USA Domestic airline market, but I cannot remember to what degree it differed from the standard A300B2/B4. This may be the design that was optioned by Western Air Lines Inc and Allegheny Airlines Inc, but I don't have any records to hand to confirm that. Anyone out there know?
All best, Terry (Caravellarella).
By the way my dear Jemiba,Jemiba said:Found in FlugRevue 6/1981,three designs of the german "Airbus Team", then consisting of
Bölkow, Siebel, Dornier, HFB, Messerschmitt, Flugzeugunion Süd and VFW.
Especially interesting the T-30-004 with its side extensions and paired engines above the wing.