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Air Force One Question  
User currently offlineDukebluedevil From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 119 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

If you look at Air Force One from the outside, it is physically different from a regular commerical B747-200.

Here's a link:
http://home.t-online.de/home/Nightowl-FXS/air-force-one_big07.jpg

Does anyone know what the "hump" right above the nose is? If you look at the top of the fuselage, there are a lot more of those little "antennas." My assumption is that these are for communication, but I'm not sure. Any ideas? or does any one *know*?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4523 times:

This same question was asked just last week.

The 'Hump' on the nose is the inflight refueling receptical.......and yes, there are WAY more communication antennas on this aircraft.



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

There are 2x as much wiring, etc., as there are in a regular 747. Not that that is obvious from the outside, but interesting nonetheless...


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User currently offlineAlert3 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 110 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

http://home.t-online.de/home/Nightowl-FXS/air-force-one_big07.jpg


Come on ... it's not very hard to put a < and > on each end.


User currently offlineSpeedbirdHeavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4326 times:

Is it my imagination, or is it just the way AF1 is painted...but are there less passenger doors than on normal 747s?

That would make sense, given that AF1 carries less passengers. They don't need all the doors.



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User currently offlinePronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4310 times:

Yes, the overwing doors were not required, therefore not installed...

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 4127 times:
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Is it my imagination, or is it just the way AF1 is painted...but are there less passenger doors than on normal 747s?

Those are doors there. They just don't have outlines. But those doors are operational.



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17002 posts, RR: 67
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

And on that note, only commercial airliners are required to have contrasting paint around the doors, although it is recommended for all planes.


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3910 times:
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Hey how do I put Italics and standard lettering in the same post. I put the syntax on the both sides and nothing on the line that I wanted to be standard, and both were italisized.


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3777 times:
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Hoping someone can still answer the above question.


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