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      Post #67214, posted on 05-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Does anyone know the dimensions of the rear stairs on both the 727 and DC-9?

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      Post #67215, posted on 05-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      What dimensions? There's a lot of parts there.

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      Post #67216, posted on 05-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Actually, I'm looking for the dimensions of the opening in the fuselage when the stairs are lowered.

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      Post #67217, posted on 05-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hmm.. afraid I can't help there. That kind of highly specific dimensional data is hard to come by if you don't have a tape measure and access to a real airplane. There is a DC-9-51 at the Delta Flight Museum at KATL that has unfettered access to the exterior, and there's a 727-200 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

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      Post #67220, posted on 05-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Look on page 27 of the Boeing 727 airplane characteristics manual for some dimensions that might help you. Looks like 10ft. 4.4in. long and maybe 3.5 ft wide?
      http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/plan_manuals.page

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      Post #67225, posted on 05-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to everyone for the help!

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      Post #67234, posted on 05-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      There is a DC-9-51 at the Delta Flight Museum at KATL that has unfettered access to the exterior, and there's a 727-200 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.



      The 727-200 that was at the Museum of Flight now belongs to the Airline History Museum and at last report was across Boeing Field, being prepared for a ferry flight to Kansas City. The 727 now on display is the -100 prototype that was ferried over a couple years ago.

      In addition to the DC-9-51 at the Delta Museum, the Carolinas Aviation Museum at CLT acquired one of Delta's -51s and has it on display. It may be possible to contact the museum staff and see if a docent or volunteer could get the needed measurements.

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