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User currently offlineTristan7977 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 99 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4841 times:

Pretty much all of the passenger planes built today have landing lights built into the wing, but that's not the case for the A320. It still has the older style where it either opens out of the fuselage or under the wings (Under the wings for the A320) just like the A300, and A310. The 737-100/200 and other 737's and even the 707 had integrated landing lights in the wing.

I heard of something about the prototype A320 having different wings including integrated landing lights. Is that true? If so are there pictures?? I would like to see.


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User currently offlineasqx From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

Well, looking at this picture of the A320 prototype I don't see any lights in the wings.


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5726 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

Quoting Tristan7977 (Thread starter):
The 737-100/200 and other 737's and even the 707 had integrated landing lights in the wing.

You conveniently ignore the fact that 737-100/200/300/400/500/600/700/800/900/9ER/MAX7/MAX8/MAX9 also have landing lights that deploy from the wings or fuselage...
The classics have lights which deploy from the outboard flap canoe, and the NG's and MAX have much better lights which deploy from the belly.


User currently offlineTristan7977 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

AA737-823 I know that already. But I'm talking in general about the main landing lights. The one on the wings. The MAX might not have that feature anymore, actually.


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User currently offlineLH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 727 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

It could be because most Boeings have inboard kruegers while the Airbii have slats, which makes mounting lights an issue.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5726 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4048 times:

Quoting Tristan7977 (Reply 3):
AA737-823 I know that already. But I'm talking in general about the main landing lights. The one on the wings. The MAX might not have that feature anymore, actually.

There are no "main" landing lights. The retractables on the NG are identical to the fixed lights, in terms of wattage and bulb part number; neither set can be considered "main".
And if the MAX isn't going to have them, I'd like to see what the alternative will be; the nose gear is already a cramped place on a 737, and there aren't many other options. In fact, nothing comes to mind. I don't see why Boeing would engineer them somewhere else; there's no drag created when they're stowed, and they are in a convenient location as it is. Putting them somewhere else would require a waste of resources, which Southwest, ehm, "customers" won't allow.

Quoting LH707330 (Reply 4):



It could be because most Boeings have inboard Kruegers while the Airbii have slats, which makes mounting lights an issue.

I'm not convinced; the 747 has Kruegers, but both sets of lights in the wing. The 7-5/6/7/8-7 have no Kruegers in the inboard-most position (only next to pylons), but also have lights in the wing root area.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6530 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3648 times:

If the A320 has lights like that and the 707 has lights integrated, then I'm not sure you can say one is "older style" compared to the other.


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User currently offlineSuper Em From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

When extended, those A320 landing lights make alot of noise.

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