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Field of 33
14th of March 2009 (Sat), 10:56
Can someone please post some pictures and point out some differences that would easily allow me to differentiate an A300, A330, 763, and 764. I would greatly appreciate it. I was at ATL the last couple days and absolutely could not figure out which ones were which without looking up the tail number. Any help would be appreciated.
14th of March 2009 (Sat), 12:27
Grab one of these (http://www.diecastairplane.com/store/c/3102-Plane-Spotter-Identification-Guide.html) and keep it in the car! ;)
Generally, Airbus have winglets* and Boeings (75 and 76) do not...
(*Appendage on the end of the wing extends both above and below the wing as opposed to being simply upswept like on a 747-400 or 737-800)
14th of March 2009 (Sat), 19:19
Possibly you thought that your question hasn't been asked before? ;)
Field of 33
14th of March 2009 (Sat), 22:53
Thanks, but my problems isn't find the tail numbers or getting the plane model from the tail numbers. I'd just like to be able to recognize the differences between those planes when in the field. I saw the pamplet that FlyingPhotog mentioned when I was at PDX several months ago but for some stupid reason didn't buy one. I've kicked myself since then but I thought there must be some site out there that could give me those details to be able to tell those planes apart. I've yet to find it and I was hoping someone here could clue me in. Thanks.
15th of March 2009 (Sun), 02:26
In general, you can say that the 777 is longer than the 767 and has a much wider wingspan.
For the Airbusses it's the same thing, A330 is longer than A300
If you want a really detailed explanation, go to Airliners.net where you'll find thousands of pictures of each of these aircraft which you can compare. There's also a comprehensive list of aircraft data with diagrams and cross-sections of all the aircraft.
Plus they also have a forum where you'll find a lot of spotters who can probably explain to you in the most minute detail every little difference between the planes.
Generally, Airbus have winglets
This is true, but on the A330 they are upswept, not above and below like the a320 family.
3rd of May 2009 (Sun), 04:32
Easy point of difference between 767 and 777 is the number of wheels on the main undercarridge. 777 has three per side, 767 has two per side. Also at the rear fuselage where the APU is located, 767 is abit rounded where the 777 is square....
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