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Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 10:41 am

I was reading the May 3-9, 2005 edition of Flight International magazine. On page 9 there is a full page advertisement for Honeywell. It shows what appears to be a V2500 powered A320 on approach. But upon closer examination of the photo the front of the aircraft looks like a 737, it has the narrower nose, eyebrow windows, the pitot tube, angle of attack sensor and what I think is the OAT sensor on the side of the nose unlike the A320 that has them on the underside or further aft on the side. Also no static port is visible on the side. Does anyone else agree?
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 10:53 am

I vote for 737 personally...

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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 11:02 am

Almost looks like a cross. The windscreen closely resembles a 73 but the wings and the round (rather than flattened) bottom of the engine intake is a dead give away.

The flaps too are of an A320 series aircraft.
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 12:25 pm

It really looks like an A320 with a 737-nose.
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 12:28 pm

Deffinately looks like a 737 fuselage with A32X wings and engines. Weird...
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 12:49 pm

That, is an A320 that has had a seriously bad nosejob. You can see the line where the front was pasted on just forward of the landing gear.
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 1:01 pm

It's a B737.

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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 1:27 pm

Also there are gear doors covering the wells. Something not of the 737 variety. The struts are definitely also Airbus and not Boeing. Crazy!
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 1:32 pm

Looking at it again, It might just be a 737NG with Airbus engines. the NG has a wing sweep that can often resemble that of a like Airbus at this angle. But then why does it have landing lights on the outboard flap guide covers?...
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 1:46 pm

It might just be an A320 but there aren't any visable winglets and the matter of the landing lights on the flap guide covers.
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 1:49 pm

Looking at it closer. It's defintely been doctored even more. Boeing nose and with the rest of it Airbus. The rear VHF antenna is in the same spot as the other sample Airbus photos. Most definitely, the flap track fairing landing lights are not on A320s; struts are Airbus and not Boeing. One final item. On the right side of the aircraft (the left as we are looking at it), there is an extra 'fairing' blocking the sky looking through the flaps.  scratchchin 
 
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 1:55 pm

Everything from at and behind the nosegear is Airbus.
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 4:30 pm

Maybe its a Boeing 320, or an Airbus 737?
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 5:27 pm

Fascinating. For me the area of the wing root is a dead giveaway, as that area underneath the fuselage is very different on the Boeing and Airbus models - that's 100% Airbus (I think  scared  ).

As an aside, why would you think someone would go to the trouble of doing this? Could it be that the company trades with both manufacturers and so feels the need to remain 'neutral' in the Boeing vs. Airbus issue?

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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 6:34 pm

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 12):
Everything from at and behind the nosegear is Airbus

I agree with you Phil but without winglets...

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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 6:52 pm

Hi
Some of the earlier A320's bought by British Caledonian which then went to BA didn't have winglets, but I would agree it's a 737 nose on an A320 body

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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 7:18 pm

All A320 except the nose (forward of the gear) and the outboard section of the wing. Another possibility is that it's an A320-100 (no winglets) and just the landing lights on the outboard flap canoe fairings were photoshopped on.

Strange indeed. Confused

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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Sun May 22, 2005 11:45 pm

The belly  Wink confirms that it is an A32X !!!
 
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Mon May 23, 2005 2:08 am

It's an A319 (or 320) with a 727/737 nose.


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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Mon May 23, 2005 2:12 am

If you look at it carefully, you will see that the nose is at a different angle than the body of the plane. The body is doing a corner, while the nose is in level flight.
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Mon May 23, 2005 3:17 am

You can see where the 737 nose was put on the A320. Check the belly of the aircraft, going from the wings to the nose. At a certain point, almost at the nose, the belly becomes much brighter than the rest of it. If you look a bit 'away' from the image, it appears that there's where the 737 nose was put over the A320.

Why bother doctoring a photo like that? What could be the reason? There are quite some photo's like that.

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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Mon May 23, 2005 5:49 pm

Quoting GBOAB (Reply 16):



Quoting GBOAB (Reply 16):
Some of the earlier A320's bought by British Caledonian which then went to BA didn't have winglets, but I would agree it's a 737 nose on an A320 body

See where your coming from but none of the A320-100's of either AF or BA had the engines shown at the top!!.


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Me thinks either the wing tip fences have been taken out or are just not visable from this angle!. My money goes on a United ooc 727/737 nose with a 319 body!! How bizarre.

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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Tue May 24, 2005 5:54 pm

Could be a 763  Smile lol or maybe nt but it looks quite long with the correct engines, I can't see any wing fences?
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Wed May 25, 2005 2:37 am

Perhaps this clears the whole front end issue up. Check out the pitot tubes on either side of the nose. They're not on the Airbus.
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Wed May 25, 2005 3:05 am

Quoting Spencer (Reply 24):
Perhaps this clears the whole front end issue up. Check out the pitot tubes on either side of the nose. They're not on the Airbus

That's what I mentioned in my original post. The pitot tubes, angle of attack sensor and OAT sensor are in a 737 configuration.

Ironically in the same issue of Flight International magazine, on page 45, it makes fun of a British Airways inflight magazine illustration that shows an A321 with a 737 nose.
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Wed May 25, 2005 4:21 am

Quoting Psych (Reply 14):
...why would you think someone would go to the trouble of doing this?

Come on Guys! Where are the theories?

I think we are all pretty much in agreement that this depicts an Airbus with a Boeing nose, but we haven't got to grips yet with the reason(s) why someone would go to this trouble - what could the motive be?

Looking forward to some interesting theories.

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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Wed May 25, 2005 5:19 am

You guys are absolutely useless...  Wink
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Wed May 25, 2005 10:49 am

Quoting Psych (Reply 26):
I think we are all pretty much in agreement that this depicts an Airbus with a Boeing nose, but we haven't got to grips yet with the reason(s) why someone would go to this trouble - what could the motive be?

Maybe someone could contact Flight International magazine and ask them why. I mean, WHY? Like Paul I would be very interested in knowing the reason for this.
 
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Wed May 25, 2005 1:01 pm

[QUOTE]Maybe someone could contact Flight International magazine and ask them why. I mean, WHY? Like Paul I would be very interested in knowing the reason for this.[QUOTE]

I think the answer lies with the Honeywell marketing team or advertising agency, as a supplier to bith manufacturers it was likely an attempt to create a "generic" airliner so as not to be seen playing favourites.

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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Wed May 25, 2005 3:00 pm

I emailed Flight International to ask them about it, but so far no reply.
That's right, the best people to ask would be the advertising agency that does Honeywell's print adverts.
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Wed May 25, 2005 3:01 pm

Quoting Boeing764 (Reply 25):
Ironically in the same issue of Flight International magazine, on page 45, it makes fun of a British Airways inflight magazine illustration that shows an A321 with a 737 nose.

Yes, it is probably nothing to do with Flight International at all - especially in light of the previous quotation. They just printed the advertisement supplied to them by Honeywell. It would be fun to notify them they are guilty of the same thing they were poking fun at the BA inflight magazine for. Ha ha.
 
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Thu May 26, 2005 6:19 am

Here's their shot at British Airway's inflight magazine's A321 with a 737 nose in the same issue.
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RE: Is This A 737 Or A320?

Thu May 26, 2005 1:10 pm

320, the lights below the wings so close to the fuselage and the single part flap indicates its a 320 Im shure, but as I saw above, maybe could be a 747 hehehehe.

Or can be the result when leaving a 737 and a 320 alone in the night in a far and lonely ramp.

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