From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Simon Craig) Organization: OzEmail Pty Ltd - Australia Date: 17 Jul 95 04:29:37 References: 1 Followups: 1
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> As a quick visual differentiation between the 747-100 and -200, I had always > thought that the trailing edge of the engine pylon worked well. The -100 > had an almost straight trailing edge leading up to the wing, whereas the > -200 trailing edge extended aft, curved up sharply, then straightened out > to the wing. > > That worked fine until yesterday at Changi. An Olympic 747 SX-OAB had the > -100 pylon's trailing edge - but the aircraft was clearly labeled a -200. > > Were many -200 aircraft made with the straight pylon trailing edge? And > is there another reliable way to visually differentiate the 747 classics? I always thought that the 100 had a different wing design altogether. The 100 has a single piece flap design and the 200 and onwards a triple-slotted fowler flap set-up. This is also the case on SPs. Well, that is my experience anyway. Simon.