What is the cockpit shown in the picture below?


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    $\begingroup$ Is the bottom picture relevant? If not, can it be cut-out? $\endgroup$ – Mast Sep 18 '20 at 9:20
  • $\begingroup$ There are two... $\endgroup$ – OrangeDog Sep 18 '20 at 16:48
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    $\begingroup$ Judging by the way the shadows appear on the 'windows' I'd say this isn't a real cockpit at all, but a simulator. $\endgroup$ – CatchAsCatchCan Sep 19 '20 at 0:33

The cockpit shown in the photo is of a Boeing 747-400.

You can tell that it must be a 747 by the fact that it has 4 thrust levers (so 4 engines) in the typical Boeing design. The 6 screens with the EFIS controllers rule out anything older than the 747-400 (like a B707 or older B747 variants). The large gear lever with the 3 positions rules out the new 747-8 variant.

Here is a cockpit picture for comparison:

Boeing 747-400 Cockpit
(image source: Wikimedia)

  • $\begingroup$ In addition, it has yokes instead of side sticks, making it a Boeing instead of an Airbus. $\endgroup$ – SnakeDoc Sep 18 '20 at 5:24
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    $\begingroup$ The top picture looks like it may be in a simulator, rather than an actual aircraft. Based on the screen around the windows. Though if an actual jet had fabric around the outside of the flightdeck windows... can't say for certain. $\endgroup$ – Ralph J Sep 18 '20 at 6:15
  • $\begingroup$ @SnakeDoc The Airbus A300 and A310 have yokes as well. But no Airbus quad-jet has yokes, they all have sidesticks. $\endgroup$ – Bianfable Sep 18 '20 at 7:10
  • $\begingroup$ @Bianfable Exactly. So the presence of yokes narrows down the make to a Boeing, furthering the conclusion. $\endgroup$ – SnakeDoc Sep 18 '20 at 16:52

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