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Patch? Behind 747-100 Upper Deck  
User currently offlineAA777223ER From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 220 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4791 times:

Does anyone know what the light colored spot behind the upper deck is in the first and second pic below? From looking at a lot of other AA 747 pics, it seems some have that spot and some don't.

Spot:

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Photo © Ken Rose




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Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



No spot:

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Photo © Ellis M. Chernoff




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Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



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AA777223ER


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

I think its standard, it covers communications antennae or some such thing, I believe.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7659 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

I believe it wasn't metal , that's why it was a different color.


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User currently offlineAA777223ER From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 220 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4598 times:

Check the pics, the first clearly has it:


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This one clearly does not have it, and it's taken from the same angle:


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Any other ideas?

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AA777223ER



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9402 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4558 times:

Check the pics, the first clearly has it...This one clearly does not have it.....and if you notice, it has a different upper antenna set up. The a/c that has the 'hump' has one antenna, the one that has no 'hump' has two antennas.


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User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

The hump is a radome for an old satelite commmunications system that really didn't get going very far.

User currently offlineAA777223ER From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 220 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

Air2gxs: Thanks! There's the answer.

Regards,

AA777223ER



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