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Ratio Of Engine Diameter To Fuselage Diameter  
User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2690 posts, RR: 25
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 2766 times:

Now, with the first pictures of the 787 unveiled, Isn’t it interesting to see how the ratio of engine diameter to fuselage diameter of twinjets has developed within the years?

From the 737-200

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to DC 9

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and maybe the worst example, the Bac 1-11:

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Then things started to change with the A300,

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the B 757,

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the B767,

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and the new generation of B 737-300/400/500.

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Well, although it’s not a twinjet, some people say this was a setback (no, I will not repeat that “H”-word, now)

A340-200

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But this has been corrected about ten years later:
A340-600

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and finally the godfather of big engines, the B777

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and the 787 as shown in the current thread. Maybe someday the diameter of the engines will overtake the diameter of the fuselage?

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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3374 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

The proposed 737-1000 with the engines from a the 777 would have engines larger diameter than the fuse Big grin

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4302 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 1):
The proposed 737-1000 with the engines from a the 777 would have engines larger diameter than the fuse

I had to think about this classic:
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User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Thread starter):
Maybe someday the diameter of the engines will overtake the diameter of the fuselage?

I guess we're moving to high-wing designs.  Smile

Argh: the thread moved before I hit the post button.


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 960 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Thread starter):
Maybe someday the diameter of the engines will overtake the diameter of the fuselage?

While a turboprop rather than a turbofan, the rotors on the V-22 Osprey are 38 feet in diameter, which I believe is wider than the cabin.


User currently offlineCloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 807 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

When does a turbofan become a ducted fan? I see the size getting much larger, personally. Somewhere between the size of today's turbofan and unducted fans. I don't know, though, if we will see them move to the old T-tail configuration or towards a high wing design. Perhaps we will see them on the new 737 and 320s.


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