777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 969 times:
They do look very alike, but there are a few external marks that seperate them.
1.On the 717, MD-90 and MD-87, the tail extends for about a foot on top of the horizontal stablizer.On DC-9 and MD-80 it barely goes above.
2.The engines(BMWs) on the 717 are much wider than the JT8Ds on the DC-9.
Mlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 872 times:
Other than the tail differences, note the shape diffs between the JT8Ds and the BMWs. They're similar in shape to the MD-90s IAE engines--shorter and somewhat fatter in contrast to the longer slimmer nacelles of the JT8Ds
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