Talk:fuselage

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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_CH-47_Chinook

"It has a wide loading ramp at the rear of the fuselage and three external-cargo hooks."

The CH-47 is a helicopter, not a winged aircraft. Is the word fuselage misused?--217.232.240.175 08:10, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

  • Yes - the fuselage of a helicopter is the cabin section, to which the main rotors, tail and undercarriage are attached, and in which the engine is mounted. SemperBlotto 08:18, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
SemperBlotto's correction to the entry puts Wiktionary ahead of the OED here. Dbfirs 08:24, 9 August 2010 (UTC)