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Screwy 747-300or400 In Desert...?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 11:50 am

Hey all... this photo is new to the archives and is listed as a 747-3..., it's B-HON and I looked it up in the airliner census and it comes out as a 747-367 for Cathay Pacific, so the info. is accurate, but look at the wing-to-body fairing and the engines, it looks completely like a -400.

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Photo © Colin Abbott


This is a pic. of a 747-300, notice the wing-body fairing isn't as smooth, and the engines, as on most -300s are typical to -100s.

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Photo © Justin Cederholm - Orlando/Tampa Aviation Photography


And here's one to really throw you! It's definitely a -300 but the engines are typical to -400 series... go figure?!

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Photo © Carlos Borda


Anyone who can explain B-HON go figure (this El Al makes sense, just newer engines, but that B-HON bit is weird...).
 
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RE: Screwy 747-300or400 In Desert...?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 12:00 pm

Towards the end of the 747-300 production run, a number of features from the 747-400 (which was already in production by then) were incorporated into the remaining -300's that were built. Yes indeed, a number of them did received the leading edge wing root fairings from the -400 and some GE-engined birds did received the newer generation CF-6.

I believe Thai's and Air India's -300's also spot the revised wing root.

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Nifty!

Wed Mar 28, 2001 12:20 pm

Thanks 949... 'tis kinda' neat to learn little aviation-trivia like that!
 
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RE: Screwy 747-300or400 In Desert...?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:09 pm

Besides the 747-300, the modified wing root also found its way into the last few 747-200's (all freighters) that were built. Look closely at the photos below of JA8191 and JA8194 belonging to NCA (Nippon Cargo Airlines). Incidentally, JA8194 was the last 747-200 ever built.

JA8191.....

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Photo © Y.K. Cummins NG


and JA8194.....

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Photo © Miguel Snoep



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RE: Screwy 747-300or400 In Desert...?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 2:14 pm

747-600X,

I'm glad you pointed this out. I saw the pic earlier today and was wondering the exact same thing. Thanks 949WP! Learn something new about my favorite airplane every once in a while.
I'm not a real aeronautical engineer, I just play one on Airliners.net.
 
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RE: Screwy 747-300or400 In Desert...?

Wed Mar 28, 2001 2:37 pm

Most of the internal systems in B-HON were already like those of the -400. It still had a 3-man cockpit, but many of the other features were already like that of the newer 747.