The only aircraft built with the four engined configuartion that you describe are...
The VC10, Il-62, Lockheed Jetstar and the prototype of the North American/Rockwell Sabreliner. (Anyone who can think of another, please dive in)
The VC10 and the Il-62 both have bullet fairings (what I assume you mean by 'pod') at the junction of the T-Tail and the fin, the Il-62 being
Both the Jetstar and the Sabreliner prototype had the tailplane mounted mid fin rather than as a T atop the fin and I don't think the Sabreliner
prototype still exists. at least not in a four engined configuration.
With regard to your other comments.....
Wide body..... if I disregard the number of engines, I can think of two aircraft that, because of fuselage diameter vs wingspan tend to look
wide-bodied - The BAC 111 (with a quite small bullet fairing) and the Canadair/Bombardier Challenger (especially Challenger 601 and 604), however, as
well as an error in identifying the number of engines, this would also be an error of scale. The stepped engine cowlings/nacelles on the Challenger
601 / 604 might, I guess, cause a mis-identification of the number of engines, as might the irregular shape of a hush-kitted Spey on a BAC-111.
However, the relative diameter of the turbofan nacelles to the fuselage diameter on the Challenger tend to make it look smaller overall rather than
Winglets.... unfortunately, from the point of identification, any number of different aircraft, both business and commercial are thus fitted or have
been fitted after market including HS.125s, B727s, etc.
Noise.... The noisiest aircraft I can think of in that general category (T-Tailed, no bullet fairing (well almost none anyway), and a wide-bodied
appearance, possibly with aftermarket winglets - but with two engines podded on the rear fuselage) would be the BAC 111 - the Speys were notoriously
So without knowing the conditions under which you saw this aircraft, may I respectfully suggest that you may have mis-identified the number of
With the addition of winglets, I'm guessing you saw a BAC-111. How close is this.......
The Winged Wombat
[edit on 14/9/07 by The Winged Wombat]