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User currently offlineSAA-SAL From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 356 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

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. There is a very strange looking green aircraft behind the SAA B744 to the left. It has the tail of a trijet will the front of a B747. It's probably some mock-up but what for? Emergency evacuation trials? Any info and photos are appreciated


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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2327 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2936 times:
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Looks like a simple fireworker training mockup plane.

any other thougths?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Mario
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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2053 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Yes its a fire trainer. Has both tri-jet and double decker features.


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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

It's a mock up for Fire Brigade training. It has a trijet tail so they can practise fighting tail engine fires, and a B747 front so they can practise upper deck evacuation/fire fighting.

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User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Yup, that's what it is! We have one in Hong Kong, but it's red  Smile

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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

...and we have a classic one at ZRH! Guess it's no longer modern...


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7924 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2727 times:

We've discussed this here before. Some of you guys seem to be labouring under the illusion that it's just a fire trainer. Actually it's a DC747, a DC10 with a bubble at the front. As you can tell by the livery, it was only ordered by one airline, Braniff. This is the only example left in the world of this rare and little-documented chapter in commercial aviation.


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User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 773 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
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Wasn't Air Switzerland going to start longhaul-ops with it?  Wink/being sarcastic

Mike


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

I believe that celeidh ordered 80 of them for long range low cost operations from GLA  Laugh out loud.

We just have a trident here in Bristol. Do they practice evacuations in the DC8? God that must be terrible if they do, people sitting in those seats! Big grin


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

What a waste of a classic airliner.


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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

EGGD, no evacuation exercises with people other than fire fighters! You might be astonished but inside this DC-8, there is absolutely no smell of smoke or anything like it! I didn't sit on the seats though...

User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3695 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
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User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Indeed I have seen this on 'Airport' as well as for real, they can set fires in certain places, like the one engine or inside the aircraft, they sometimes put dummies in there, which the firemen have to find an rescue, and also put out the fire!  Smile

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