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Huh?! A Strange DC9!  
User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1308 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Huh ??? What's this ???
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/330371/L/

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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Thales is a French-based defence firm which has fitted out the DC-9 for experimental systems testing.

User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

A quick search on google:

"Thales is one of the world's leading supplier of airborne mission systems. Its expertise in radar, electronic warfare, on-board computers and software makes it a natural partner for the success of combat, intelligence and surveillance missions."

More info here:

http://www.airforce-technology.com/contractors/counter/racal/

I imagine it's a testbed for the above mentioned airborne mission systems. Based out of the UK.


User currently offlineIslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

The address at the bottom says UK, but that could just be a contact there.

French eh? Guess who won't be buying their air support systems.  Smile


User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1308 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Aaaah OK. Thales is the new name of Thomson CSF, a French defence firm as backfire said.
I didn't know that the French experiment such systems on airliners...
You learn every day héhé  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

I didn't know that the French experiment such systems on airliners...

I didn't know there were any more DC9-21s flying. Nice to see one of those wonderful birds being put to good use.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

French?

Does it act like a banner plane pulling a giant white flag behind it?


User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

It's a horny french DC-9.

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