ata757300 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 2887 times:
This may sound a little strange LOL But do any other A Netters ever think that some of the uncommon type of emergency exits are pretty intriguing. Initially i think of the floor window exits on the DC-8 The 727 200 rear door exits with the windows , small exit on u/d of 747 100?
MarkHKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
I feel that the elliptical overwing exits on the Gulfstream series aircraft are quite unusual, particularly since the FAA was concerned that passengers "of size" could not fit through them.
The A310 and DC-10/MD-11 overwing slide is quite different as the off-wing slide goes over the leading edge of the wing, rather than the trailing edge (i.e. as seen on B-747, B-767, B-777-300ER, A346, A380, A320, etc.) The DC-10/MD-11 also had the unusual feature (for an overwing slide) to have a detachable slide/raft component.
BA's 1-11-400s had canvas slides stored in a compartment in the vestibule ceiling which were complicated to access and deploy (the first to exit had to shin down the slide, etc) these were replaced with automatic inflatable slides in the 1980s (within 5 years of their retirement more or less)
IIRC the Trident was the same
I always think the 757/767-300 doors 3 exit is unusual in that it is A) always armed, and B) a drop-down design (was the A310 over-wing exit always armed?)
ata757300 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1948 times:
Another is the 4 L and R on the L-1011 much smaller than the others as a different type of exit I also noticed that ATA on their L15 added a very slim exit door just aft of the wing? It looks like it is very narrow