EconoBoy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 157 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
If you happen to be near the Science Museum in London (which is free), I recommend a quick visit to the aviation section. On display there is a section, taken like a slice of cucumber, of a Boeing 747. The section is through the double deck area of the plane, and has seats, lockers wiring and piping in place. If, like me, you only normally get to see a passenger’s view of a plane, then this display gives an idea of the size and complexity of a modern wide body and also how elegantly engineered it is.
Jeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 965 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2687 times:
The observation deck at BWI has the following on display;
A B737-200 nose section with viewable cockpit
A B737 vertical stabilizer
An entire wing of a 737 (minus the engine) with flaps and slats down, hanging from the ceiling.
A forward cowling from a JT9D, complete with fan blades
A main landing gear bogy from a 767
A fuselage section from a 737-200 showing the belly compartments and seat configuration, cut out in a fashion similar to the 747 pictured above.