Re: 747 100/200 differentiation question

From: (Ryan Michael Stevens)
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Date:         12 Jul 95 01:42:29 
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In article <airliners.1995.1020@ohare.Chicago.COM> kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:
>From: kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
>Subject: Re: 747 100/200 differentiation question
>Date: 10 Jul 95 03:18:19

>>is there another reliable way to visually differentiate the 747 classics?

>In general, there is no way to visually differentiate a 747-100 and
>a 747-200.  In specific cases, you may be able to tell by a process
>of elimination -- if you recognize the engines (RR are especially
>distinctive but you can differentiate GE and PW as well) then if it
>has RR or GE engines, it must be a -200, since all -100s had JT9Ds.

But alas, even this rule doesn't always hold true.  Saudia has 8 747-168Bs,
all fitted with RR RB211-524C2s.  These aircraft are a bit of an anachronism,
since they were built in the early '80s (81-82), a time when most carriers
were purchasing -200s.