9Y-ISA From Trinidad and Tobago, joined May 2001, 222 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3617 times:
Is it a difference in performance, size, etc... also there is a difference in these two aircrafts. At the back, there is a cone shaped and a narrow shaped tail just under the vertical stabilizer. Would that indicate if it is a MD82 or a MD83?
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3582 times:
Seriiously, the MD83 has a higher gross weight, and thus can carry a bit more payload or fly a bit further than the MD82. The MD88 has a more advanced cockpit I believe.......the MD81/82/83/88 are all the same size and just about impossible to tell apart when spotting; the MD87 has a shorter fuselage.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3272 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3567 times:
The difference is in performance - the MD83 has additional fuel tanks that boost its range considerably. Other than that there is no difference. The tailcones cannot be used to distinguish them - while the newer "screwdriver" cones came as standard on later build MD80s they were also retro-fitted to older aircraft of the series. Some MD83s thus have the older pointed cones while some MD82s have the newer ones.
Both the BWIA planes depicted are MD83s - BW only flew 1 MD82 and that was briefly, between 1984-5. IT was replaced by further MD83s. The 82 was the first MD80 type BW flew - it also took on an 83 and used it on flights to BOS and BWI. It eventually settled on the 83 and took 9 in total - now there are just 2 left.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3426 times:
The JT8D-217C engine is identical to the JT8D-219.It has a slightly lower thrust rating than the -219 and can be uprated by simply adjusting a screw on the fuel control unit.The engine data plate shall be turned inside out and there's the -219 data available!Simple!
The -219 is an option for the MD-82.We have several MD-82's here in SAS with the -219 engine,so the engine model fitted is not a sure give-away as to what version of the MD you're looking at.