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Old 01-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Default Re: American's new 737-800 design changes??

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Originally Posted by A Tupolev View Post
The only change in the hight of the 737 fuselage will occur with the 737 Max. The front landing gear is lengthen for ground clearance of the new engines. But to do this the fuselage had to be redesigned to accommodate the change. If you look at pictures of the 737 Max, you will see a slight bulge in the nose for the landing gear.

The blister on the bottom of the nose to accomodate the lengthened gear was actually removed after additional modifications were made to the design of the gear:

Subtle aerodynamic changes to 737MAX beyond blister
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