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What defines "Wide Body"?

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Hi Tim,Well now, that is a good question. I think we need to go back a few years to get what I think is a good answer. I retired in 1990 after 42 years in the aviation manufacturing/maintenance business. Prior to about 1960, most all passenger aircraft had a two-two seating in the cabin. However, when the Lockheed L1011, the DC10, and the B747 came along we just naturally called them Wide Body airframes for lack of a better description, cuz they sure had wide Bodies. How do that sound?Regards,Bob Irvine... in sunny Florida

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most all passenger aircraft had a two-two seating in the cabinI remember some DC-8 military charters with 4x3 seating - they were tight for that long trip from Travis to Saigon.

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