Boeing777_14 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4078 times:
Does anyone know an easy way to tell the difference between Boeing 737-300, 400, 500, etc.... in flight, that is just looking at it in flight, not having any pre-flight knowledge (i.e. pilot, mechanic?) also, does anyone one know where i can get a sillouete chart of commercial aircraft, such as one's pilots in wwII used for ships and enemy aircraft? any help would be appreciated
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4047 times:
On the ground, the best way to do it is by window configuration, I can't answer for it in the air, because no commercial jetliners fly over my house. Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide, a $20.00 book, gives silhouettes and basic stats for 500 different civil and military flying machines.
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Rotate777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4028 times:
the -400 is the longest of the three. The -500 is the shortest. The -300 is in the middle. You can tell if it's a -500 because there are 8 windows (i think) in the front. The -300 has 12. Not sure about the -400. You can spot a -500 in the air easily since it's short. You'll know...
A student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4010 times:
And basically, the -600 is a -500,
the -700 is similar to -300
the -800 is just slightly longer than -400.
Also, I am not sure, but I think I noticed that the NGs have less oval engines and higher tails. Can anyone confirm this?