Boeing764 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4484 times:
I was reading the May 3-9, 2005 edition of Flight International magazine. On page 9 there is a full page advertisement for Honeywell. It shows what appears to be a V2500 powered A320 on approach. But upon closer examination of the photo the front of the aircraft looks like a 737, it has the narrower nose, eyebrow windows, the pitot tube, angle of attack sensor and what I think is the OAT sensor on the side of the nose unlike the A320 that has them on the underside or further aft on the side. Also no static port is visible on the side. Does anyone else agree?
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4408 times:
Looking at it again, It might just be a 737NG with Airbus engines. the NG has a wing sweep that can often resemble that of a like Airbus at this angle. But then why does it have landing lights on the outboard flap guide covers?...
Wlwjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4393 times:
Looking at it closer. It's defintely been doctored even more. Boeing nose and with the rest of it Airbus. The rear VHF antenna is in the same spot as the other sample Airbus photos. Most definitely, the flap track fairing landing lights are not on A320s; struts are Airbus and not Boeing. One final item. On the right side of the aircraft (the left as we are looking at it), there is an extra 'fairing' blocking the sky looking through the flaps.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3073 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4339 times:
Fascinating. For me the area of the wing root is a dead giveaway, as that area underneath the fuselage is very different on the Boeing and Airbus models - that's 100% Airbus (I think ).
As an aside, why would you think someone would go to the trouble of doing this? Could it be that the company trades with both manufacturers and so feels the need to remain 'neutral' in the Boeing vs. Airbus issue?
Q330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4294 times:
All A320 except the nose (forward of the gear) and the outboard section of the wing. Another possibility is that it's an A320-100 (no winglets) and just the landing lights on the outboard flap canoe fairings were photoshopped on.
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4161 times:
You can see where the 737 nose was put on the A320. Check the belly of the aircraft, going from the wings to the nose. At a certain point, almost at the nose, the belly becomes much brighter than the rest of it. If you look a bit 'away' from the image, it appears that there's where the 737 nose was put over the A320.
Why bother doctoring a photo like that? What could be the reason? There are quite some photo's like that.