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Identifying A 737-300 V - 400  
User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

I've been using the new airline recognition quiz which is very cool but I'm having a hell of time distinguishing between a 737-300 and -400. Can anyone tell me what the key differences are in terms of outward appearances?

-76M

[Edited 2004-01-13 21:17:22]

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21554 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

A -300 has one window exit per side. The -400 has two. That's the most recongizable difference.


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User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

Well, the -400 is obvoiously longer Big grin

And, the -400 has two emergency exits at the wing on each side, while the -300 (and -500 too) a has one.



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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Try the cabins. That's hard!

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

IIRC, the -400 also has a small rounded tailskid....

User currently offlineJJeff From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2275 times:
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What's the airline recongnition quiz? Can one of you point me in the right direction? Thanks.

User currently offlineUniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

Yes, there are two overwing exits on the 737-400, and only one on the 737-300&500. For that exact reason, I find that the most difficult to distinguish is the 500 vs. the 300!


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User currently offline757KSLC From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

There is a quiz out there on all of this? URL Please?!!


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Just have a look at the top of the page as soon as you click on the "Forum Index" link...

The direct way there is http://www.airliners.net/quiz/



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User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1379 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Length, the 734 has a longer section behind the wheel. Us enthusiast can spot the difference pretty easily.


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User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

A 737-300 has one window exit over the wings. A 737-400 has two. Also a 737-300 has only one gap in its row of windows, just forward the exit. A 737-400 has two. Also, the 737-400 is slightly longer than a -300.

User currently offlineSIMPLICITY From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

how can you spot a -300 and a -500??

User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

"how can you spot a -300 and a -500??"

the -500 is even shorter than the -300,
just as the -600, but that one has a bigger tail.

It will take some time, but in 10 years from now
you might see the differences between  Wink/being sarcastic :

737-300
737-400
737-500
737-600
737-700
737-800
737-900

and maybe

737-900X ??

Martin21



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User currently offlineMikesairways From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
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A -500 only has 8 forward windows before a break and then the rest of the windows.


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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6177 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1876 times:
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UniTed,

To distinguish the 300 between the 500, you just need to look closely and you'll see the 500 hundred looks stubby, more like a squeezed 300. Think the 747 vs. the 747SP

To distinguish the 737 classics from the NG's, what I do is look at the engine pylon. The engine pylon on the classics is straight and thick, while in the NG, the pylon is thinner, curved and more "delicate" This is my method, I came up with it after hours of comparing pictures. Some others may disagree with this but it works for me.

Regards,

AR385



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