HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31201 posts, RR: 58 Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1268 times:
Skystar...The B737-200 has JT8D powerplant not JT9D.
The B737-3/4/500s use CFM56-3 engines.
The attach fittings differ.
But I'm sure it can be made compatiable but it would prove expensive.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5344 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
No. The biggest reason is that the 732 sits much lower to the ground than the 733-4-5. Because of this, the engine nacelle on the 733/4/5 is flat at the bottom (you've noticed). They had to extend the landing gear to make the plane "taller" even with the flat bottomed engine.
The underbelly/wheel/wingbox area would have to be replaced.
When you get down to it, there isn't much point. Since 737s are still manufactured, just buy a new one. With 727s, it becomes a sensible thing to do.