Date: 08 Aug 97 05:41:19 From: email@example.com ("John Liebson") Organization: The Santa Fe Institute References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Followups: 1
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kls@ohare.Chicago.NOSPAM.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote: >No. JAL did acquire at least four 747-300SRs (ANA had none), but they >also had two 747-100B(SR/SUD) aircraft. The 747-100B is a distinct >model, an improved version of the 747-100 with a choice of engines, >yet not quite a 747-200. I've never quite figured out how it differs, >nor why Boeing bothered. 747-100B: Reinforced structure, later-series JT9D engines, options for several series of GE CF6, Rolls-Royce RB211, previous features of already existing 200B, allowable taxi weight increased to 753,000 lbs. Japan Airlines , Saudi Arabian , Iran Air (initial customer), only customers identified as buying 100Bs. Given small production, that 200B already in production, does seem a bit of an oddity.