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What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)  
User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6500 times:

Can someone explain what they are testing on this 757? It looks like someone is trying to disguise this 757 as a TU-144.


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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6500 times:

Its the F-22 nose under testing.

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6480 times:

Judging by the logo, it's an F-22 Avionics testbed.

User currently offlineJcf5002 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6362 times:

Yeah, it used to be based at BWI, not sure where it is now. As said before, its a F-22 Avionics testbed for Boeing, Northrup Grumman, and Raytheon.

http://www.f22fighter.com/radar.htm#5

and regarding that wing on the top:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/1998/news_release_981207n.htm

Hope that helps,

Jeff



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6297 times:
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It is at BFI, with most of the nose bits taken off.

User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6050 times:

Quoting Jcf5002 (Reply 3):
Yeah, it used to be based at BWI

You mean, BWIA? British West Indian Airlines?

Sorry, just making fun of another thread.


usadreamliner


User currently offlineJcf5002 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5940 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 4):
It is at BFI, with most of the nose bits taken off.

Thanks for the update. I got to fuel that plane once, no different than a regular 757, but the beast looked wierd as heck up close.

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 5):
You mean, BWIA? British West Indian Airlines?

That's actually really funny!

-Jeff



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User currently offlineShowerOfSparks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5789 times:

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
Can someone explain what they are testing on this 757?

Experimental Widescreen HDTV antenna.


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5748 times:

Thank you everyone, very interesting.

Quoting ShowerOfSparks (Reply 7):
Experimental Widescreen HDTV antenna.

Just like the old TV antennas on Limos from the 80's?


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5671 times:

I've been trying to figure out which is uglier, this thing or 737 winglets. I really don't know.

If you like this thing, or if you like 737 winglets, this isn't personal. It's just a matter of taste, I guess.



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