FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4241 times:
The odds are in favor of a 727 in the photo. PSA only had 11 737s at any one time, while having a few dozen 727s. But then again, PSA only operated 2 L-1011s too. It would've been shear luck to have two of PSA's rarest birds in one photo shot. BTW, did PSA have 737s in that very last scheme? Regards.
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757KSLC From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 233 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4183 times:
I did a search under PSA, and only found 6 photos of a 737, but found 71 727's. So chances are its a 727. But it obviously could be either one. I say its probably a 727, but that's only based on the 6 to 71 ratio, buy looking at the photo, I can not tell if its a 727 or 737. It could be either one. I'll do some more homework and see if I can give a definite answer.
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Bohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3804 times:
The 727 has a 2-part nose gear door. The rear part by the strut stays open when the gear is down. The front part only opens when the gear is moving. In the picture, the front part of the nose gear door is closed. On a 737, the nose gear door is one piece, therefore the whole assembly stays open when the nose gear is down. Therefore, the plane on the right is a 727.
Swardu From United States of America, joined May 2004, 79 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2976 times:
I know the aircraft on the left is an L1011 and the aircraft on the right is a B727-200. As stated earlier on, the pitot tube by the nose is different than that of a B737. There would be 2 sensors on a 737, one over tope of the other. In this photo however there is only 1 senosr.