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Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:16 am

I've been using the new airline recognition quiz which is very cool but I'm having a hell of time distinguishing between a 737-300 and -400. Can anyone tell me what the key differences are in terms of outward appearances?

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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:19 am

A -300 has one window exit per side. The -400 has two. That's the most recongizable difference.
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:20 am

Well, the -400 is obvoiously longer Big grin

And, the -400 has two emergency exits at the wing on each side, while the -300 (and -500 too) a has one.
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:22 am

Try the cabins. That's hard!

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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:40 am

IIRC, the -400 also has a small rounded tailskid....
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:45 am

What's the airline recongnition quiz? Can one of you point me in the right direction? Thanks.
 
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:01 am

Yes, there are two overwing exits on the 737-400, and only one on the 737-300&500. For that exact reason, I find that the most difficult to distinguish is the 500 vs. the 300!
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:21 am

There is a quiz out there on all of this? URL Please?!!
 
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:24 am

Just have a look at the top of the page as soon as you click on the "Forum Index" link...

The direct way there is http://www.airliners.net/quiz/
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:26 am

Length, the 734 has a longer section behind the wheel. Us enthusiast can spot the difference pretty easily.
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:39 am

A 737-300 has one window exit over the wings. A 737-400 has two. Also a 737-300 has only one gap in its row of windows, just forward the exit. A 737-400 has two. Also, the 737-400 is slightly longer than a -300.
 
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:16 am

how can you spot a -300 and a -500??
 
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:30 am

"how can you spot a -300 and a -500??"

the -500 is even shorter than the -300,
just as the -600, but that one has a bigger tail.

It will take some time, but in 10 years from now
you might see the differences between  Wink/being sarcastic :

737-300
737-400
737-500
737-600
737-700
737-800
737-900

and maybe

737-900X ??

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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:22 am

A -500 only has 8 forward windows before a break and then the rest of the windows.
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RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:05 am

UniTed,

To distinguish the 300 between the 500, you just need to look closely and you'll see the 500 hundred looks stubby, more like a squeezed 300. Think the 747 vs. the 747SP

To distinguish the 737 classics from the NG's, what I do is look at the engine pylon. The engine pylon on the classics is straight and thick, while in the NG, the pylon is thinner, curved and more "delicate" This is my method, I came up with it after hours of comparing pictures. Some others may disagree with this but it works for me.

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