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Is This A 737 Or A320?  
User currently offlineBoeing764 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 297 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3975 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?
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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

I vote for 737 personally...

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User currently offlineSkyWestFan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 179 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

Almost looks like a cross. The windscreen closely resembles a 73 but the wings and the round (rather than flattened) bottom of the engine intake is a dead give away.

The flaps too are of an A320 series aircraft.



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User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

It really looks like an A320 with a 737-nose.


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User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

Deffinately looks like a 737 fuselage with A32X wings and engines. Weird...


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

That, is an A320 that has had a seriously bad nosejob. You can see the line where the front was pasted on just forward of the landing gear.

User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

It's a B737.

I don't have any doubt about it.


User currently offlineWlwjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

Also there are gear doors covering the wells. Something not of the 737 variety. The struts are definitely also Airbus and not Boeing. Crazy!
 banghead 


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3899 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?...

User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3888 times:


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

It might just be an A320 but there aren't any visable winglets and the matter of the landing lights on the flap guide covers.

User currently offlineWlwjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3884 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.  scratchchin 

User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

Everything from at and behind the nosegear is Airbus.


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3842 times:

Maybe its a Boeing 320, or an Airbus 737?


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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3830 times:
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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  scared  ).

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?

Paul


User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 12):
Everything from at and behind the nosegear is Airbus

I agree with you Phil but without winglets...

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Enrique


User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 366 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

Hi
Some of the earlier A320's bought by British Caledonian which then went to BA didn't have winglets, but I would agree it's a 737 nose on an A320 body

Ian



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User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3785 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.

Strange indeed. Confused

-Q



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User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3462 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

The belly  Wink confirms that it is an A32X !!!

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

It's an A319 (or 320) with a 727/737 nose.


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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

If you look at it carefully, you will see that the nose is at a different angle than the body of the plane. The body is doing a corner, while the nose is in level flight.


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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3652 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.

Ivan



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User currently offlineSpeedbirdegjj From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 429 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Quoting GBOAB (Reply 16):



Quoting GBOAB (Reply 16):
Some of the earlier A320's bought by British Caledonian which then went to BA didn't have winglets, but I would agree it's a 737 nose on an A320 body

See where your coming from but none of the A320-100's of either AF or BA had the engines shown at the top!!.


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Me thinks either the wing tip fences have been taken out or are just not visable from this angle!. My money goes on a United ooc 727/737 nose with a 319 body!! How bizarre.

Ryan


User currently offlineLHRsunriser From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

Could be a 763  Smile lol or maybe nt but it looks quite long with the correct engines, I can't see any wing fences?


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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Perhaps this clears the whole front end issue up. Check out the pitot tubes on either side of the nose. They're not on the Airbus.
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PS: The fuselage definately looks like an Airbus though, especially the wing root fairing and flaps.



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25 Boeing764 : That's what I mentioned in my original post. The pitot tubes, angle of attack sensor and OAT sensor are in a 737 configuration. Ironically in the sam
26 Psych : Come on Guys! Where are the theories? I think we are all pretty much in agreement that this depicts an Airbus with a Boeing nose, but we haven't got
27 Post contains images GVBIG : You guys are absolutely useless... It's obviously a Boeing 747-400
28 Cboyes : Maybe someone could contact Flight International magazine and ask them why. I mean, WHY? Like Paul I would be very interested in knowing the reason f
29 StealthZ : [QUOTE]Maybe someone could contact Flight International magazine and ask them why. I mean, WHY? Like Paul I would be very interested in knowing the re
30 Boeing764 : I emailed Flight International to ask them about it, but so far no reply. That's right, the best people to ask would be the advertising agency that do
31 Cboyes : Yes, it is probably nothing to do with Flight International at all - especially in light of the previous quotation. They just printed the advertiseme
32 Post contains images Boeing764 : Here's their shot at British Airway's inflight magazine's A321 with a 737 nose in the same issue.
33 Ltena : 320, the lights below the wings so close to the fuselage and the single part flap indicates its a 320 Im shure, but as I saw above, maybe could be a 7
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