Thu, 8 Jul 1999 15:21:50 EDT
In a message dated 7/8/99 12:26:34 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
> I know that, it was just that the implication of connecting jet shapes to
> coke bottles to Marilyn Monroe to feminine seeming jets seems a little too
> far fetched to me. Wind tunnel testing will determine the best shape and
> I notice that most jets have the sides taken in some but not in the Monroe
> proportions. The old WWII planes had a more graceful, curvy design to them
> but then they weren't supersonic.
True, but many of the WWII planes were considered to be very feminine in
appearance. As to jet shapes to coke bottles to Marilyn Monroe to feminine
seeming jets argument, I just a design engineer referring to the coke-bottle
shape used in fighters as having originated with an early pinup of Monroe.
Just a little bit of history.
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