Tom12
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Initials E.g. 747-400M

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:14 am

Hey All,

I realise that this has been posted as i remember loking at the post but can't find it for the life of me.

The question is about the initials put on aircraft. I know ER and LR .. etc but gumfed when it comes to the following so could someone help me out.

Looking for what the ...

M (Boeing 747-400M - KLM operate a lot of them)
SCD (Attached to a lot of freighters)
ET (American 757's)

ET and M i was thinking could be ETOPS related but no idea ... any ideas?

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RE: Initials E.g. 747-400M

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:41 am

Quoting Tom12 (Thread starter):
M (Boeing 747-400M - KLM operate a lot of them)

These are combi aircraft. (Both cargo and passengers on the main deck)
 
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RE: Initials E.g. 747-400M

Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:55 am

Quoting Tom12 (Thread starter):
SCD (Attached to a lot of freighters)

Side Cargo Door IIRC?
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RE: Initials E.g. 747-400M

Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:22 am

Quoting Tom12 (Thread starter):
ET (American 757's)

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RE: Initials E.g. 747-400M

Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:24 am

Quoting Tom12 (Thread starter):
M (Boeing 747-400M - KLM operate a lot of them)

Does anyone know why 'M'? Why not 747-400C for combi, what does the 'M' stand for?

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RE: Initials E.g. 747-400M

Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:44 am

Quoting Gkyip (Reply 4):
Does anyone know why 'M'? Why not 747-400C for combi, what does the 'M' stand for?

Hmmm. Main deck cargo door?
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RE: Initials E.g. 747-400M

Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:20 pm

Quoting Gkyip (Reply 4):
what does the 'M' stand for?

"Mixed" ?
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RE: Initials E.g. 747-400M

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:34 pm

Quoting Gkyip (Reply 4):
Does anyone know why 'M'? Why not 747-400C for combi, what does the 'M' stand for?

I am pretty sure that WestWing is correct as far as "mixed" goes.
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RE: Initials E.g. 747-400M

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:24 pm

Quoting Gkyip (Reply 4):
Does anyone know why 'M'? Why not 747-400C for combi, what does the 'M' stand for?

'C' was already taken by the 'Convertable' 747 which has a nose cargo door as well as the SCD!
 
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RE: Initials E.g. 747-400M

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:24 pm

Quoting Gkyip (Reply 4):
Does anyone know why 'M'

Going back to the 747-200, there were both 'M' and 'C' models. The C stands for convertible - Boeing's idea was that these A/C could be used EITHER as pax OR cargo plane. The -200C also has the Nose Door.

The M stands for mixed - both passengers AND cargo on the same plane. The -200M (or -200BM, actually) has no Nose Door, just the Side Cargo Door.

The C model is not offered on the 744, just the Mixed Version.

On the 707, 727, 732, and AFAIK the 73G there also existed C models but no M models. IMHO, they introduced the M designation on the 747 in order to distinguish between the models with the Nose Door and those without it.

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