Strange Boeing 747

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And why are the engines on the same pod? Would they be able to withstand the power of two engines on take-off?
This may have been what you said, Sys, but the engines seem to be on an inward slant...whats going on there?:?:
The odd thing is that something similar to the Hollywood prop flew in 1958. I wouldn't be surprised if it influenced the movie version.

The BB-152 VEB was East German in origin. It had a circular-section fuselage, high wing with podded engines, and landing gear reminiscent of the B-47, complete with outrigger wheels. A crash, 'no fault in the aircraft' in 1959, then nothing heard again.
Some similarities?

The gross weight of the CL-99 was to be 400,000 lb.

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