Ptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3939 posts, RR: 18 Posted (8 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2412 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.
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Tameteora From Netherlands, joined Oct 2004, 230 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2368 times:
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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.
F4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2357 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.
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