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What Is Up With This Aircraft?  
User currently offlineFrontierCPT From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3372 times:

Hey everyone! Well, while browsing through the database, I found this picture showing a lot of the aircraft stored at VCV, and enlarged it, looked closely, and to my surprise found what looked like a cross between a 767, and a 747, or something like that. No, before you say, it is not a 747.  Smile I think its a 767-200, that has been mutated, and a hump, like on the 747 was put on it, but it extends to the middle of the aircraft! Does anybody have any idea what the aircraft was used for, and its past, or even know anything about it?

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Oh, and the aircraft I'm talking about is in the upper left hand side of the first picture, and far right in the second picture. Thanks in advance!

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User currently offlinePhilsquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3350 times:

The aircraft you're referring to was a test bed for the U.S. Army. It was developed with an airborne laser and was used to demonstrate the technology for the airborne laser.

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3322 times:

It is a modified 767 developed under the Airborne Surveillance Testbed programme, part of the US Government's anti-ballistic missile defence efforts.

The dorsal housing above the forward fuselage carries an infra-red sensor to provide detection, early warning and tracking of inbound ballistic missiles.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12095 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3322 times:
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This was posted just the other day.....

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1768306/



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User currently offlineFrontierCPT From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3290 times:

Cool! Thanks alot guys for the information!  Big thumbs up
~Sean~


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