Braniff 747SP

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Braniff 747SP

Postby David Reed » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:26 pm

Enroute from Hong Kong to Guam, then on to LAX. I read that the 747SP was created to compete with the DC10 and L1011. Four engines means 33% more fuel burn, but going with only two engine created all kinds of issues with the wing. With a smaller size comes lighter weight, which they went to great lengths to reduce even more. The flaps, for example, were changed to single slotted vs triple slotted. The result of the weight savings meant the 747SP was still burning more than the DC10, but only a little more. It could climb to much higher altitudes, i.e., more fuel efficient altitudes too. The design was simply a modified 747-100, greatly reducing the development costs and time of a clean sheet design. It would cruise at M.88 easily and go from Johannesburg to London non-stop, or New York to Tokyo. Douglas countered with the DC10-30, which had greater range though still not quite as far as a 747SP. In the end, the DC10 family had more versatility whereas the 747SP was pretty much a single-mission airplane. But boy, could it climb!
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Re: Braniff 747SP

Postby EAL0739 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:58 am

Awesome panel and nice screenshot!!

I am planning to take this plane or Braniff 747-100 or Braniff 747-200 for flight from SCEL to SAEZ!!! (forgive me if I am limiting myself to flights of 2 hours or 700 nautical miles per flight)

However I have a problem. I downloaded Braniff liveries for 747SP, 741, and 742. Some liveries are bright orange. Some are dark orange. Since I emphasizes REAL WORLD REALISM in my screenshots, which one bright orange or dark orange is correct color for Braniff livery for all versions of 747s, please?

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Re: Braniff 747SP

Postby David Reed » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:37 am

It just depends on the picture. Daylight brightness, Kodachrome, etc. they’re all orange. If some are darker than others, I’d go with the brighter one. Some old photos make them look dark orange, almost red. Pumpkin orange, that’s the one you want!
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Re: Braniff 747SP

Postby EAL0739 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:36 am

David Reed wrote: Pumpkin orange, that’s the one you want!


Thanks for answer

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