747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2373 posts, RR: 15 Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4409 times:
I have a question for the real photography guys :
In 1984 KLM and UTA decided to convert their 747-200's, powered with GE CF6-50 engines, to the SUD (stretched upper deck) configuration. The converted aircraft were renamed 747-200(SUD).
During September 1984 until march 1986 the following 12 aircraft were converted (not in the right order).
- B747-206B serial numbers 21110, 21111,21549,21550,21659,21660,21848,22376,22379 and 22380.
- B747-2B3B serial numbers 22514 and 22515
Are pictures available (on the Internet or in your own database) of the ACTUAL modification in the Boeing factory in Seattle (KPAE)?
I can remember that some were publicized in KLM magazines.
Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.