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Which Engines Do You Like Best On 737?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3493 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

Due to it many years in service, the Boeing 737 has had three different engines types, the JT8D, CFM 56-3 and CFM 56-7. I was wondering witch engine do you like best on 737s? For me, it a toss up between CFM 56-3 and CFM 56-7. The JT8D goes good with 727 and DC-9 but they do not look good on 737, also when I hear the great sound of air getting rip in shreds that a JT8D make, I to see a 727 or DC-9 making it, not a 737.

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

Most definitely the JT8D. The original is always the best.

User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

It's gotta be the JT8D, they look awesome, not to mention they sound amazing.
There are few things that can beat that sound!  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4355 times:

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 2):
It's gotta be the JT8D, they look awesome, not to mention they sound amazing.

 checkmark  I love the JT8D as well, but only on the -200. On the NGs it has to be the CFM 56. I love the sound of both of them.

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User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1185 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

My favorite is definitely the JT8D since they're the noisiest. Nothing like that distinctive fan whine and thunderous exhaust roar when JT8D-powered planes takeoff. I like the CFM56-3 and -7 also, as they're powerful yet quiet and efficient and look great on a 737, especially with their distinctive, flat-bottomed nacelles. They also make a nice, distinctive growl when they takeoff that sounds great, especially if you're actually on the plane sitting up front.

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4299 times:

JT8D...oh, the sound and smoke. What about them not looking good on a 737? I beg to differ.

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8541 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4290 times:
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definitely the JT8D , some of my earliest flights where on NZ's 737-200 and Ansett New Zealands -100s and there was a great feel of excitement both on take-off and landing that is lacking on the newer a/c . I know that the CFM engines are more fuel efficient , more powerful , quieter and generally more environmentally friendly , lower maintenance etc etc etc etc ( yawn) etc ... but they are dull in comparison to the mighty scream I associate with the original 'pocket rocket' 737-100 and -200s and reverse thrust on landing on the newer models is a terrible anticlimax


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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

Hard to say since all engines have something nice.I like the flat engines of the 737 classics as well as the round ones of the 737NGs but if I had to decide between all three engines ever used on the 737 I too would stick with the original JT8Ds.

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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4240 times:

Gotta have my JT8D's!!!

The CFM56-3 and -7 in that order follow.



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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1982 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

JT8D for me, looks like the OP is getting out voted, the sound, the smoke its just all so special... I have not been on one since March... I miss them... It was a short flight too OGG-HNL but it was nice nonetheless.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

The JT8D sounds good.The CFM56-7s look great.
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User currently offlineA340313X From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Another one for JT8D, the -200 is one of the best looking 737s IMO.

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4208 times:

I live just 2 miles south of Anchorage Int'l airport here now for 3 years, and Northern Air Cargo has 3 ex-Delta 732s based there. When the JT8Ds on those birds are spooling up, I can hear & even feel them from my house on cool mornings. It's the best sound & feeling ever! So chalk up another vote for the venerable Pratt & Whitney JT8D...the most dependable & reliable turbofan engine ever made.
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User currently offlineHA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

The JT8D for me. Who can resist not liking this?:
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User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Chalk up yet Another vote for the JT8D  Big grin Love the way those look and sound

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 3):
On the NGs it has to be the CFM 56.

Would be interesting to see a NG with the JT8D  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 14):
Would be interesting to see a NG with the JT8D

Too high  Smile
Unless they used the Classic MLGs.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4177 times:

I am an aviation nut.... I can see if an aircraft is an Airbus 320 and a Boeing 737 from 10 km  Smile but I can never tell one engine type from another... Are there huge differences? Would anybody care to make a post with pictures of different engines on a 737 please?


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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4174 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 16):
I am an aviation nut.... I can see if an aircraft is an Airbus 320 and a Boeing 737 from 10 km Smile but I can never tell one engine type from another... Are there huge differences? Would anybody care to make a post with pictures of different engines on a 737 please?

I can not tell the difference of most engines either except for the CFM 56 and the V2500 at the A320 nevertheless if you can spot the differnces between a 737-200, 737-300,-400,-500 and 737-600,-700,-800,-900 you will also know the differences of the different engines mentioned above since every 737 version has only one type of engine.
Just check the database on pictures of the different versions of 737s and you will know. The question of this thread could also very well be what version of the the 737 you like best.



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User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
Due to it many years in service, the Boeing 737 has had three different engines types, the JT8D, CFM 56-3 and CFM 56-7. I was wondering witch engine do you like best on 737s? For me, it a toss up between CFM 56-3 and CFM 56-7. The JT8D goes good with 727 and DC-9 but they do not look good on 737, also when I hear the great sound of air getting rip in shreds that a JT8D make, I to see a 727 or DC-9 making it, not a 737.

Miss the days of the JT8-D on a WN 732. ahhhhh those were the days. Love wutever is on this beuaty.
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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 16):
Are there huge differences? Would anybody care to make a post with pictures of different engines on a 737 please


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JT8D


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CFM56-3 series


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CFM-7 series.

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MEL



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7191 posts, RR: 86
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4139 times:
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Why isn't this in TECH/OPs?  confused 

User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 20):
Why isn't this in TECH/OPs?

Probably because, while technical in nature, general engine types are fairly well recognized, and we aren't discussing the super technical differences. Plus, it is a poll, after all.


Anyway, although the reversers on the JT8D are cool to see, I gotta go for the 56-7 because of the fuel efficiency that keeps airlines in business. Not to mention the power.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 20):
Why isn't this in TECH/OPs

Should it.
It seems more to do with personal preferences.

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MEL



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