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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

As I'm uploading quite a few photos of US-built military aircraft (mainly old ones), I'd like to get the crew's view on including full designations with the aircraft version, such as F-4E-36-MC for an F-4E of a certain batch.

I have a habit of including this information as it's easy to find, and it's rather more significant in my opinion than Boeing's customer numbers, which the site requires. However, on a couple of my pictures this information seems to have been removed, so maybe it is not wanted at all.

Thanks,

Peter Smile


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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5047 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Well since we're on the subject of military designations, what does it mean when its listed as "block 30" or "block 40"? Many of the F-16's and similar are listed with block numbers like that.

Bruce



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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

Quoting Bruce (Reply 1):

That's the same thing, a Block 30 F-16C can be written as F-16C-30-CF (CF for the factory location). There are technical differences between Blocks.



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User currently offlineTameteora From Netherlands, joined Oct 2004, 230 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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Hi Peter,

Quoting Ptrjong (Thread starter):
I'd like to get the crew's view on including full designations with the aircraft version, such as F-4E-36-MC for an F-4E of a certain batch.

A.net does not use these military block numbers and manufacturer identifications.

The main reason for this is that it would simply not be practicable. There are far more combinations of these two than there are Boeing customer codes. Listing all Boeing variants in the pulldown menus on the upload page results in pretty long lists already, but it can be done.
But listing all possible block number/manufacturer indentification combinations would be totally impossible.

Regards,
Aad.

[Edited 2006-08-26 14:51:51]

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

OK, I won't add them any more.

Thanks Aad.



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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

I have run across a few images with the block numbers and builder letters. I even uploaded one with that data myself. Including the extra information could keep a database search from including F-4E-36-MC with the rest of the F-4E images. After thinking of this possibility, I submitted a change to have my image shortened to just F-15C. Good luck, I always enjoy looking at Phantoms.

Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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User currently offlineDlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 543 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2321 times:
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In interludes between organizing helicopters, I've been removing the block designations from such things as the F-101s, F-102s, F-106s, etc. If you want the info to be shown, put it in the remarks.

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Well, I just got you a couple of new F-100s to work on then. Sorry.


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User currently offlineDlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 543 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2297 times:
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No problem Peter - I noticed (and admired them) on Friday! The museum in Istanbul is fertile ground...

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