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Gamingboy11
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How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:45 pm

I really want to know the difference. I know which ones are 200 advance but I want to know how to tell if a plane is a 737 100 or 200. I know the 200s have two more extra seating rows. But it is really difficult to notice when I watch plane spotting videos. I also know 200 advance have different engines. Is there an easier way to tell the difference between the 737 100 and the 737 200.
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:16 am

You are very unlikely to see a -100; I’m pretty sure they’re all scrapped.

GF
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:28 am

Less than 30 built, all showing as either scrapped or stored (most likely scrapped/parted out). The main difference vs the early -20s0 was the fuselage length. I wonder if any decent video of the -100 flying even exists...
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:31 am

77west wrote:
Less than 30 built, all showing as either scrapped or stored (most likely scrapped/parted out). The main difference vs the early -20s0 was the fuselage length. I wonder if any decent video of the -100 flying even exists...


Probably lots. Wasn't the NASA 737 a -100?

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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:01 am

Florianopolis wrote:
77west wrote:
Less than 30 built, all showing as either scrapped or stored (most likely scrapped/parted out). The main difference vs the early -20s0 was the fuselage length. I wonder if any decent video of the -100 flying even exists...


Probably lots. Wasn't the NASA 737 a -100?

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Yes, it was. And it is on display at the Seattle Museum of Flight.

But the larger point is true. There are none flying.
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:16 am

I think they were all for LH, then found a home at People’s Express.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:33 am

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I think they were all for LH, then found a home at People’s Express.

GF


Lufthansa, Avianca and Singapore. The Avianca airplanes went were operated by Aloha, AirCal, and American. The Singapore airplanes went to Air Florida, one made its way to America West.
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:28 am

None of the 100s were of the Advanced sort, the 100s have a longer WBF, but otherwise you gotta count windows.
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:07 am

What is a WBF.
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:46 am

Gamingboy11 wrote:
What is a WBF.


Wing/Body fairing, the bulgy aerodynamic bit that houses the wing to body join...
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:24 pm

77west wrote:
I wonder if any decent video of the -100 flying even exists...


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R3iON5irHTk
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:18 am

Here is a side-by-side photo comparison using the AirCal fleet. OC had two 737-159s from Avianca. The rest were -200s, only a couple Advanced. (OC also operated Electra, DC-9-10 Series, DC-9-80, 737-300 and BAe-146.)

In addition to the window count, the -100 rear fuselage begins an immediate uphill arc at the wing.... the -200 is a more gradual slope.

 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:37 am

Is it just the photographs, or is the rear door narrower on the -100?
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:42 am

teachpdx wrote:
Is it just the photographs, or is the rear door narrower on the -100?

It looks like the -200 pictured has rear airstairs. Those doors are slightly wider.
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:57 am

Right. Several of the early Air California fleet had the built-in, drop-down rear stairs, which, along with the forward under-floor stairs worked very well for ground ops at most of their original airports. You can tell those as they have no window or butterfly latch in the door.
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:16 am

77west wrote:
Less than 30 built, all showing as either scrapped or stored (most likely scrapped/parted out). The main difference vs the early -20s0 was the fuselage length. I wonder if any decent video of the -100 flying even exists...


initial LH roll out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGyKACWg-nI
FRA landing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7hfooqA-Cw
probably more around.
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:35 am

WIederling wrote:
77west wrote:
Less than 30 built, all showing as either scrapped or stored (most likely scrapped/parted out). The main difference vs the early -20s0 was the fuselage length. I wonder if any decent video of the -100 flying even exists...


initial LH roll out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGyKACWg-nI
FRA landing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7hfooqA-Cw
probably more around.


That second one is Flight Simulator X or something, but point taken...
 
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Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:24 am

77west wrote:
That second one is Flight Simulator X or something, but point taken...

tricked me.

bettter still 737 prototype ( 1 / 4 ) ?kept in flying condition?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DdoWJJL9Xw

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