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      Post #63889, posted on 07-26-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      So Kurt's spectacular resin masterpiece arrived yesterday and thoughts as to what livery it'll carry are preoccupying me. I found a Singapore Airlines 50th Anniversary scheme decal sheet that I'd love to do, but I'm not familiar enough to tell if it's got GE or P&W engines. Here are a couple of shots of the jet:

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/79691705@N05/9214046373/

      http://reocities.com/TheTropics/1145/9V-SMZ-002TOFF.jpg

      Can anyone offer their expertise as to which engines are hanging under this bird?

      Follow-up question: To prevent me coming to this forum repeatedly with individual examples ("What about this one? And this one?"), is there a reliable list that shows which airlines own which version of the 744?

      Much thanks in advance-
      Ken A.

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      Post #63890, posted on 07-26-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi there,
      SIA have P&W engines on all theirs B747-400 passenger version. With the exception of their 747-400F Freighter. They have GE engines underneath their wings. Yes, the SIA 50th anniversary that is a cool scheme... Flying Colour have that decal sheet.... Happy Modeling....

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      Post #63891, posted on 07-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Singapore Airlines Boeing-747-400 and -400F have PW 4056 engines. Singapore Airlines never used GE engines on their B-747. Here's a list of B-744 original customers.

      Northwest PW
      United PW
      Air Canada PW
      Canadian GE
      Varig GE
      British Airways RR
      Virgin Atlantic GE
      Lufthansa GE
      Condor GE
      Air France GE
      UTA GE
      SAA RR
      KLM GE
      El Al PW
      Kuwait Airways GE
      Royal Moroc GE
      Saudi Arabian GE
      Air India PW
      Thai Airways GE
      Malaysia GE and PW
      Garuda GE
      Singapore PW
      Cathay Pacific RR
      Air China PW
      China Airlines PW and GE
      Eva Air GE
      JAL GE
      Japan Government GE
      ANA GE
      Asiana GE
      Korean Air PW
      Philippines GE
      Qantas RR and GE
      Air New Zealand RR and GE

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      Post #63892, posted on 07-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      So Kurt's spectacular resin masterpiece arrived yesterday and thoughts as to what livery it'll carry are preoccupying me. I found a Singapore Airlines 50th Anniversary scheme decal sheet that I'd love to do, but I'm not familiar enough to tell if it's got GE or P&W engines. Here are a couple of shots of the jet:

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/79691705@N05/9214046373/

      http://reocities.com/TheTropics/1145/9V-SMZ-002TOFF.jpg

      Can anyone offer their expertise as to which engines are hanging under this bird?

      Follow-up question: To prevent me coming to this forum repeatedly with individual examples ("What about this one? And this one?"), is there a reliable list that shows which airlines own which version of the 744?

      Much thanks in advance-
      Ken A.



      Go to planespotters.net and call up any airline. It will list all that airline's aircraft, both current and historic. Click on the aircraft type, then on the registration number and it will, with some exceptions, list the type of engines fitted to the aircraft.

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      Post #63898, posted on 07-27-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks much for the replies! I appreciate all the help.

      Ken A.

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      Post #63900, posted on 07-28-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      There is a way to tell apart the PW and GE engines on the 744 (and 763 for that matter), you just need to practice it a bit. Here's a short rundown of some of these:

      1. PW have a small rectangular air outlet on the left upper side of the core case, GE have a similar one on the RIGHT side. Think Pratt Pilot (captain)
      2. The GE core duct casings are basically a cone with the end chopped off, their sides are pretty straight. The PW on the other had, have a curved edge
      3. The GE have a thrust reverser fitting on the bottom of the fan bypass duct that sticks out a bit, PW don't have these

      Here's a good illustration of 1 and 2 in a picture I took back in 2009. Look at the curve where the pylon meets the core duct and you'll see what I mean:


      Compare that shape with the GE in your kit and you've got the idea.

      Next week there's a quiz on the 787 engines (those are a bear to tell apart)

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      Post #63941, posted on 08-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Very helpful! Thanks for all the input.