Tsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
Apologies if this has been asked before (a search did not reveal anything) or if this is the wrong forum for such a question (ie should be in Tech/Ops) but I was wondering if anyone has accurate width measurements of all of the major widebodies?
I have found the following in my limited references but can't verify accuracy :
767 Can't find anything would you believe
A300 etc 18' 6" 5.64m
L-1011 19' 7"
DC-10 etc 19' 9" 6.02m
777 20' 4" 6.20m
747 20' 6.10m (listed as internal)
Il86 Wouldn't have a clue
Tsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1612 times:
Thanks for the help guys.
The Il86/96 diameter is 6.08 m or 19' 11.4" by the way.
In case anyone wanted to know the original reason why I asked this question was mainly limited to a 747 / 777 comparison as I was wanting to know that if there was ever a freighter version of the 777 whether it could take two 8 x 8 's side by side like the 747. However this was then extended to seeing how the Tristar compared as as a hobby project I was looking at "designing" a "Quadstar". That is : a stretched four engined Tristar with an increased span Galaxy wing (wing root insert for increased chord and accomodation for undercarriage) with an additional project of a freighter version of the same thing with a Galaxy nose and cockpit. (Well you have to do something to keep the imagination going when "real life" projects are so boring!)
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
The only thing that can be misleading with the width is where the floor is. For example, I know the A320 series is "wider" than the Boeing narrowbodies, but I swear they feel tighter at shoulder height (not a big deal). Can anyone confirm this?