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B777Neuss
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What Does A340-642 Mean?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:58 am

Hi Folks,

I am new here and this is my first post to the forum.  airplane 
I know this question sounds strange, but what does the 42 mean?
If I look in the database, I see all A346 as -642. It does not matter if it is i.e. a Lufthansa, Virgin, or Iberia. Otherwise the 744 of Lufthansa is a 747-430 or 747-430M (which is the old combi version) and the Virgin is a 747-41R or 747-4Q8.

So my question is, what do the numbers or letter at the end are used for? Does it depend on the engine, cabin layout or something else?

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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:09 am

A.net member Starlionblue has set up a nice website explaining the codes.
 
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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:22 am

Thank you, explains absolute everything.
 
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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:27 am

Quoting B777Neuss (Reply 2):
Thank you, explains absolute everything.

It's a very good website, but it's not that good.  Smile
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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:45 am

B777Neuss, welcome to the mysteries.  Wink As you have probably figured out by now, Airbus codes refer to engine type and version, while Boeing codes refer to original customer.

Quoting Jetlagged (Reply 3):
Quoting B777Neuss (Reply 2):
Thank you, explains absolute everything.

It's a very good website, but it's not that good.

Hey!  Wink

Thanks for the interest. Suggestions, expansions, corrections or comments always appreciated.
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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:13 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):
Hey!  

Thanks for the interest. Suggestions, expansions, corrections or comments always appreciated.

I'd suggest scanning every page of a Jane's commercial and military aircraft of the world onto your site (you can kinda guess why  wink  ).
 
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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:50 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 5):
I'd suggest scanning every page of a Jane's commercial and military aircraft of the world onto your site (you can kinda guess why wink ).

Well that would kill the load times.  Wink
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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:15 pm

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 6):
Well that would kill the load times.

Yeah, but it would still save me and most everyone else 3 hour stints googling "piston single that doesn't look like a cessna but sorta might be", or "ugly yellow piston single with exposed downpipes." and finding nothing.  Smile
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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:09 pm

Quoting Speedracer1407 (Reply 7):
it would still save me and most everyone else 3 hour stints googling "piston single that doesn't look like a cessna but sorta might be", or "ugly yellow piston single with exposed downpipes." and finding nothing.

Try searching on "piston single 2H4".  duck 
 
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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:28 pm

Quoting Jetlagged (Reply 3):

Ok, explains what I asked for.  Big grin
 
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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:13 am

Quoting B777Neuss (Reply 9):
Ok, explains what I asked for.

I was gonna say.  Wink
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RE: What Does A340-642 Mean?

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:40 am

Quoting Speedracer1407 (Reply 7):
3 hour stints googling "piston single that doesn't look like a cessna but sorta might be"

LOL. I did the same thing. "Cessna prototypes"

Quoting Speedracer1407 (Reply 7):
or "ugly yellow piston single with exposed downpipes." and finding nothing.

I looked at pictures of every ag plane I could find. I got a couple early on and then remembered I'm getting married in a month, and I have a job, and friends, etc. The Turbo DC-3 was easy, the Lockheed just came to me in a flash, the Cessna I should have had, but I just can't put the time in to be competative at that competition.

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