Hugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 5 months ago) and read 3902 times:
I would like to know if the Airbus 330 and 340 (200 and 300 series) have the same wing and fuselage length. Similarly. I would like to know what differences they may have other than the obvious fact that the 330 has two engines while the 340 has four. Thanks for your assistance.
Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3896 times:
There are not necessarily any differences. According to the Airbus website, they differ only in number of engines.
This is nice, since it means the A340 has all the necessary redundancies that an ETOPS aircraft has. This has been a major chip in the Airbus LROPS battle with Boeing, the A340-500 and 600 also meet all the requirements.
The A330-200 is some different than the A330-300. It includes a bigger tail, centreline fuel tanks, stronger wing, and other improvements from the A340-300X. Some of these have been incorporated into the A330-300X.
Hugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3883 times:
Thanks, Gigneil. Does this mean that a standard A330-300 is externally the same as a standard A340-300 with the exception of the engines? An A340-200 is externally different from an A330-200? I have a 340-300 model which I would like to convert into a A330-300 simply by changing the engines. Will this be accurate?
DC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3737 times:
"I have a 340-300 model which I would like to convert into a A330-300 simply by changing the engines. Will this be accurate?"
If you're simply taking two of the A340's engines off, it will not be accurate because they will be too small to depict an A330's engines. What you could do is take all the engines off, find a company that makes an A330 in the scale of your A340, buy the kit and glue the A330's engines on your A340.
I doubt you'll find a model supplier that sells only aircraft engines.