TSV
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Widebody Widths

Wed Feb 12, 2003 2:34 pm

Apologies if this has been asked before (a search did not reveal anything) or if this is the wrong forum for such a question (ie should be in Tech/Ops) but I was wondering if anyone has accurate width measurements of all of the major widebodies?

I have found the following in my limited references but can't verify accuracy :

767 Can't find anything would you believe
A300 etc 18' 6" 5.64m
L-1011 19' 7"
DC-10 etc 19' 9" 6.02m
777 20' 4" 6.20m
747 20' 6.10m (listed as internal)
Il86 Wouldn't have a clue
Il96 Ditto

Any help would be appreciated.
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gigneil
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RE: Widebody Widths

Wed Feb 12, 2003 2:43 pm

The 777 is definitely not as wide as the 747.

The A300/310/330/340 are 222 in wide.

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ha763
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RE: Widebody Widths

Wed Feb 12, 2003 3:29 pm

767
Interior-15'6"/4.7m
Exterior-16'6"/5.03m

747
Exterior-21'4"/6.5m

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DC10Tony
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RE: Widebody Widths

Thu Feb 13, 2003 12:20 am

These are interior cabin widths

767 = 15'6"
777 = 19'3"
747 = 20'

A300/310/330/340 = 17'4"

L-1011 = 18'11"
DC-10/MD-11 = 18'9"

I'm not sure about those Russian planes, but I think they seat 9-abreast maximum, so their interior cabin width should be around that of an Airbus widebody.
 
FlagshipAZ
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RE: Widebody Widths

Thu Feb 13, 2003 12:31 am

DC10Tony...do you know the interior cabin widths of the 717, 737/757, and the A320 series as well? Thanks & regards.
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timz
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RE: Narrowbody Widths

Thu Feb 13, 2003 3:51 am

707/737/757 external width is 148 inches and I think they usually say the internal width is 139 inches. A320 is 6-7? inches wider.

Supposedly DC-4/6/7 internal width is 118 1/2 inches and B377 is 123 inches.
 
FlagshipAZ
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RE: Widebody Widths

Thu Feb 13, 2003 9:05 am

Hi folks...
Just wondering if anyone knows what the interior width of the new A380 is going to be on both decks. Thanks & regards.
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gigneil
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RE: Widebody Widths

Thu Feb 13, 2003 9:13 am

A380 Max. Cabin Width Main Deck 21ft 7in 5,92m
A380 Max. Cabin Width Upper Deck 19ft 5in 5,58m

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TSV
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RE: Widebody Widths

Sun Feb 16, 2003 3:11 pm

Thanks for the help guys.

The Il86/96 diameter is 6.08 m or 19' 11.4" by the way.

In case anyone wanted to know the original reason why I asked this question was mainly limited to a 747 / 777 comparison as I was wanting to know that if there was ever a freighter version of the 777 whether it could take two 8 x 8 's side by side like the 747. However this was then extended to seeing how the Tristar compared as as a hobby project I was looking at "designing" a "Quadstar". That is : a stretched four engined Tristar with an increased span Galaxy wing (wing root insert for increased chord and accomodation for undercarriage) with an additional project of a freighter version of the same thing with a Galaxy nose and cockpit. (Well you have to do something to keep the imagination going when "real life" projects are so boring!)

Thanks again.
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mls515
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RE: Widebody Widths

Sun Feb 16, 2003 4:39 pm

The only thing that can be misleading with the width is where the floor is. For example, I know the A320 series is "wider" than the Boeing narrowbodies, but I swear they feel tighter at shoulder height (not a big deal). Can anyone confirm this?
 
gigneil
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RE: Widebody Widths

Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:56 pm

Mls515-

Yes. The A320 can squeeze at the shoulders. Its only wider around waist level.

Due to the floor location.

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TSV
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RE: Widebody Widths

Tue Feb 18, 2003 11:26 am

Anyone know a good source of cross sectional drawings?
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