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Old September 21 2012, 05:46 PM   #23
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Re: NCC = Not Constitution Class?

^Well it is something that he famously repeated many years later in interviews.

My speculation on the matter is that MJ was drawing on what he knew about aircraft designations and marrying that to a serial number format. The Flying Fortress could be viewed as the 17th bomber design (B-17) and its variants were appended with letters (B-17G, for example). While I am aware that format is similar but not the same, it is not a stretch by any means to see its influence in what he derived.
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