Astrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 867 times:
Well, for instance, the MD88 has a taller tail than the older MD81-82-83.
The MD90 has bigger engines, the B717 has a shorter fuselage and bigger engines too.
The B777 is larger than the B767 and has six wheels in each main gear, the tail is also thinner and taller.
And the A310 has a shorter fuselage than the A300.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 846 times:
Well, that;s not quite true Astrojet.
Ther is absolutely no way to visually distinguish an MD -81, -82, -83, or -88 from each other-unless it happens to be painted on the a/c. The differences are all internal.
Its the -87 that has the taller, pointed tail, and the fuselage is shorter. But it has the standard cylindar engines found on all other MD-80's.
The MD-90 has the tall pointed tail, and the huge, short engines.
The 717 looks like a baby MD-90, with the tall pointed tail, and fat engines, only it is much shorter.