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737-130 Rear Pax/service Door?  
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8557 posts, RR: 13
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2715 times:
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I was just looking at one of the top photos from the last 24 hours - a great nostalgia shot from the '70s with 2 LH 737-130s

I am not sure how to post the image so I have posted the link ( if anyone can tell me how to post the image itself I would be grateful )


http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1201168/L/

the -130 in the background has its rear door open in , what seems to me , a very unusually angled manner . I cannot ever recall seeing a photo where the door opens in such a manner , can anyone shed some light on this for me ?

apologies if this is already under discussion , but I couldn't find another topic on it


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User currently offlineIADCA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1276 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

It looks like a built-in airstair partially open. Some AC of that era had them due to poor equipment at secondary airports; not sure if 731 had such capabilities, so it's just a guess.

User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25198 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

Front and rear stairs were an option available on the 737. While not too popular, the rear stair did appear by a few operators.


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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8557 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2663 times:
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Thanks IADCA and Laxintl for your replies , I had not realised that the airstairs on the rear door worked completely differently from the ones at the front ( the front ones I am well acquainted with from NZ provincial services many years ago )


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Thats the Built in Rear Airstair.Can be Electrically operated from the Cabin or from the Fround via a Handle below the Empennage.
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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Quoting IADCA (Reply 1):
It looks like a built-in airstair partially open



Quoting IADCA (Reply 1):
Front and rear stairs were an option available on the 737.



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Thats the Built in Rear Airstair.Can be Electrically operated from the Cabin or from the Fround via a Handle below the Empennage.

From what I understand it was mainly developed to be standard issue on the 737 combi (obviously due to cargo preventing the use of the forward stairs), and then made an option on the standard 737s. I may be wrong though.


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17033 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Thread starter):

I am not sure how to post the image so I have posted the link ( if anyone can tell me how to post the image itself I would be grateful )


http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1201168/L/

There's a good FAQ for smilies, pics and so forth here http://www.airliners.net/discussions/help.main. The syntax for a single picture is < photoid:picturenumber >. For two pics: < twoid:picturenumber1,picturenumber2 >. Remove the spaces of course.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Curious though that the L2 with the airstairs opened downwards, not sidewards like the L1 or L2 without the airstairs. Why was it done like that?

User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 7):
Curious though that the L2 with the airstairs opened downwards, not sidewards like the L1 or L2 without the airstairs. Why was it done like that?

There is not enough room under the floor to house the stairs.

I asked the same question a few months ago, got a lot of great responses but they are all here too so theres no need to link  Smile

Phil
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User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Hi-

I remember this thread from last time too, and here's the pic that seemed so helpful in the previous discussion:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-2237


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