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Difference Between MD-82 And MD-83  
User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4816 times:

I recently flew from DFW to LAX on a American MD-80 and was not sure if it was a 82 or 83. I was wondering what was the visual differences between the two types of aircraft.

Thanks.

QFTJT.

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User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

There are no visual differences. The MD-83 carries more fuel and has more efficient engines, but that's it.

User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Thanks BWIrwy4

But I've seen some MD-80's with rounded rear ends of the fuselage like identical to the old DC-9's, and others with more pointed rear ends like the 717. See below


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QFTJT




User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4784 times:

Those tailcones have been retrofitted heavily to the older planes, so it's impossible to make an ID based on that.

User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

Thanks for clearing this misunderstanding up, I thought there was a type difference based on the tailcones.

QFTJT


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