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User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1413 times:

Found this beauty in the "new additions" today. Can someone please tell me what the long canister on the side of the fuselage just behind the nose wheel is used for?

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Obviously something to do with production, but it isn't quite clear enough to read the lettering when I blow it up.
Thanks in advance.



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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1370 times:


Hi!

It looks like some kind of testing equipment used probably when the plane was parked, maybe testing the nose-wheel hidraulic system? Because that canister looks like it's attached to some kind of trolley that fits the front part of this DC-9, well this is just a guess!
Interesting to see that this aircraft crashed latter and also it was good to see some nice old DC-8's. I can identify a Braniff, a SAS and an Air Canada.
Regards


User currently offlineTT737FO From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 472 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1329 times:

Suggest that you post this on tech ops. I have a feeling you will get a correct answer there--this has the makings of a good tech topic. Good photo.

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Good recommendation from TT737FO. Take this to the Tech/Ops forum...I've got a couple of DC9 kits I'd like to build; this would be interesting, but I'd sure as hell like to know what I'm building. Jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Tech/Ops it is then!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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