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What Is This Aircraft With 5 Tail Mounted Engines?  
User currently offlineArgInMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 19265 times:

I bought the DVD of the movie "Contac" with Jodie Foster.. And to my surprise.. She hapends to board a 5 tail mounted engines aircraft.. What kind of aircraft it this one? It looks Russian.. I've seen 4 tail mounted before.. But never 5 !!.. Can someone identify it? I took a screenshot here

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/6099/contact16x9lbzl04gg.jpg


Alto.. Mucho mas alto.. hasta la cumbre
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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 19254 times:

A digitally edited 727.

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineArgInMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 19225 times:

haaa thanks.. thats why I couldnt find it anywhere


Alto.. Mucho mas alto.. hasta la cumbre
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 19208 times:

definetly a 727 thats been edited on the computer to have 5 engines instead of 3.



CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21478 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 19181 times:

Yeah, those outboard engines don't even look real.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 19095 times:

I wonder what was wrong with just using the 727 "as is"?
Computer effects for the sake of Computer effects? To show the world how smart they are?
 Confused



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 19067 times:

I think the idea was that Mr Hadden built all his own things - I don't think it was supposed to be a basic 727 in the movie, but something different...

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 19060 times:

yup. These days a movie without computer effects doesn't get a decent ranking from the reviewers.
You don't even have to see it, but you need the term in the titles or the punters won't like it.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 18958 times:

Def an Edited B727.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2060 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 18868 times:

Do all 727's have stairs in the rear fuselage or is it only a select few? I saw on The Apprentice the 1st series, 'The Donald' was talking about how he got his plane and he was standing by the stairs at the back. Is it just VIP ones because that sure does look like a private jet.

QFA380

[Edited 2005-11-20 10:34:13]

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 18792 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
Yeah, those outboard engines don't even look real.

Yep ! It's a BAD digitally edited B727 ...

Check those ones :

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00005940

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00005547

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00005457


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18772 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 9):
Do all 727's have stairs in the rear fuselage or is it only a select few?

All of them ... Just like the DC9/MD80s series ...

The very first aircraft to have stairs in the rear fuselage was ... the SE-210 Caravelle, built in 1955 ...


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User currently offlineRC135U From United States of America, joined May 2005, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 18495 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 11):
The very first aircraft to have stairs in the rear fuselage was ... the SE-210 Caravelle, built in 1955 ...


First jetliner perhaps, but the propliner Martin 202/404 series, which first flew
in 1946, was equipped with rear stairs.


User currently offlineSe210 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 112 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18308 times:

Per RC135U's comment:


Source: private postcard collection

se210


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18221 times:

Quoting RC135U (Reply 12):
First jetliner perhaps

Right. Thanks for the precision.
First jetliner.


User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4915 posts, RR: 43
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18191 times:

Also, the Convair 240 had rear/ventral airstairs.


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User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 17189 times:

You have to love Hollywood... My favorite plane from Contact is the AV-8B looking transport they fly on when they land at the second machine thingie.. I would love to ride in a vertical take off and landing aircraft... Ohh Ohh maybe Northwest will buy some and use them as replacements for their DC-9's  duck 

Fly Safe
-Carl



If Your Dying Were Flying
User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 16565 times:

Its a Boeing 727 aircraft


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User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 15924 times:

Interestingly... I've seen pictures of 727s used as engine test platforms with a fourth engine. Unfortunatly, I can't remember much more about it.


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 15152 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 9):
Do all 727's have stairs in the rear fuselage or is it only a select few? I saw on The Apprentice the 1st series

Initially yes. Maybe some later models were created without and a lot of them had the stairs removed at a later date after one guy used them to leave a hijacked 727 in mid flight (apparently they could be opened in flight) using a parachute.



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User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14850 times:

Quoting ArgInMIA (Thread starter):
5 Tail Mounted Engines?

Wow, five throttle levers... that would be fun.

-Sam



The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21478 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14730 times:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 19):
Initially yes. Maybe some later models were created without and a lot of them had the stairs removed at a later date after one guy used them to leave a hijacked 727 in mid flight (apparently they could be opened in flight) using a parachute.

They weren't removed. They just had a lock put on them that didn't allow them to be opened while the cabin was pressurized.

I believe all 727s had them, except maybe the F. Anyone know if later 727-200Advanced were available without stairs?

I do not think "all" MD80s have them, do they?



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2684 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13926 times:

If anyone has a shot of the inside of the plane. I think the cabin windows are also a different shape - more Russian looking than anything you'd find on a 727.

User currently offlineTreebeard787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13466 times:

This might be off topic but here it goes. How about the movie Flightplan's job with remakeing the A380 the bomb in the end looked fake it all blew out of the bottom of the plane the whole front of the plane should have blown up too oh well.


Allons-y!
User currently offlinePillowTester From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13206 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 17):

Why do people insist on posting without reading other people's posts?  Confused



...said Dan jubilantly.
25 Ilovenz : Supposing that is an actual 727. It looks like a -100 series, but with 5 727 engines, what do we think the range would be? maybe, maaaybe 1000 nm? Mos
26 Jetmek319 : Why do some people insist on criticising other posters?? Just let it slide...It wasn't worth pointing out.
27 Sideflare75 : All of the DC-9's did not have ventral stairs. The -10's did not have them except for one that I know of that YX used to fly. I heard it was the only
28 N766UA : Wow, that's a really terrible edit!
29 Aloges : Ugh... and I thought we'd finally get to know what the offspring of a VC-10 and a 727 looks like.
30 MakeMinesLAX : Actually, the outbound looks real, and the inboard appears to be fake
31 Post contains images Ikramerica : I didn't think the 717 had them, but I thought later MD-80s didn't have them. All AA seatplans have a hallway for the rear stair. What about the MD-8
32 L-188 : And kids, this is what happens when a 727 and a IL-62 have sex. That airplane in the movie is the result.
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