727LOVER
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How To Tell The Difference Bewtween A340-300 & 500

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:56 am

I can tell the difference between 200 & 300, and obviously the 600 is reeeaaaaalllly long, but what about the 500? From the pics I've seen, it longer real similar to the 300. Which is longer? Any advice?
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RE: How To Tell The Difference Bewtween A340-300 & 500

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:58 am

The easiest way to tell is that the -500 has some respectably large Trent engines and -300 has the smaller CFM56 engines hanging. I'm not quite sure but I believe the -500 is a couple of frames longer than the -300.
 
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RE: How To Tell The Difference Bewtween A340-300 & 500

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:09 am

- The A345 is about 4 meters longer than the A343.
- The A345 engines are much larger than the A343 as N79969 mentioned.
- The A345 has a Bogey center-main-landing-gear.

These are the only exterior differences which I am aware of.

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RE: How To Tell The Difference Bewtween A340-300 & 500

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:10 am

Hmmm...hey those are bigger!!!!  Wow!

Kinda like DC-8-63 vs. 73


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RE: How To Tell The Difference Bewtween A340-300 & 500

Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:49 am

Hi,
the engines will be the main give away.You can spot whether its a 340-200/300 or 500/600 on approach from about 5 miles out just because of the engines!

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