04976396 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 9 patents.

An aircraft having two aft mounted prop engines on opposite sides of the fuselage. The side surfaces of the fuselage adjacent to the propellers are contoured so that each has an inwardly and rearwarding slanting forward region, a substantially longitudinally aligned intermediate region which is adjacent to the propellers, and a rear region which slants inwardly and rearwardly to an end closure location. This configuration results in a more uniform flow pattern into the propellers.

Title
Aircraft configuration with aft mounted engines
Application Number
7/120637
Publication Number
4976396
Application Date
November 13, 1987
Publication Date
December 11, 1990
Inventor
Paul T Meredith
Renton
WA, US
Barbara J Cosgrove
Kirkland
WA, US
Robert B Carlson
Tukwila
WA, US
Agent
Hughes & Multer
Assignee
The Boeing Company
WA, US
IPC
B64C 1/16
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