Bobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
Why do manufactors skip series? For example why isnt there any 757-100 767-100, 777-100, and A-340-400.
It's just a number. It doesn't mean anything. The manufacturer might choose a particular sequence of numbers to symbolise something or other, or to emphasise some discontinuity in products, or just because it looked nice.
TriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1512 times:
I am not so sure for the shorter version thoery. The 736 is smaller than any other 737 series. And the 734 is larger than the 735 and 736 series. Good point however. Maybe Boeing did not think of that when they made the first 737 and just went in order when they wanted to make the smaller version.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1485 times:
How can the 762 be any shorter than it is now? The existing wing would be too big on a shorten fuselage. I can see a shorten 752 tho...maybe 10-20 feet off the fuselage. The 772 could probably be shorten by 10 feet as well. But I'm not an design/structural engineer so I'll leave it to the experts at Boeing. As for the A340-400...it did exist, but was quickly dubbed the A340-8000. Named for the 8000 mile range it has. Supposely only a few were built for the rich oil folks in the Middle East. Regards.
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Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16473 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1461 times:
In the mid-70's the 721, 731 & 741 all become very unfashionable with airlines.....orders stopped and the -200's became the base model. Hence, Boeing decided to name the initial versions of the 757/767 as -200's to increase their marketing/selling appeal.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.