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Need Help ID'ing A Tower Air 747  
User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

Hi All,

I have this shot from the first Gulf War of a Tower Air 747 in Cleveland, and I need some help with the identity please. On the nose gear doors are the numbers "17503." I have done a search for Tower Air's fleet, but none of the searches come up with those numbersl. Can you guys help me out? I know you're the pro's!

Thanks- Chuck  Smile

Here's the shot:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-1454

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User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Trying to add the photo itself:
http://www.opshots.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/towerair_17503_1992.jpg

[Edited 2006-11-12 05:53:00]

User currently offlineOMA2FAI2SAV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3850 times:

Hey Chuck,
Quick question, was it a -100 or a -200? Make the ID a lot easier. I have been trying to find it.


User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3848 times:
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How about this one? It might say 17503 on the gear door. I looked for ones with some combo of that number in the reg, this one had 03 in it.


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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

I'm going to go with N603FF.


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Edit: While trying to make sure I didn't look like an ass by posting the wrong plane, and checking my books, I was beaten to the answer.

[Edited 2006-11-12 06:25:59]


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User currently offlineOMA2FAI2SAV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

Could have had new numbers on the gear door before the stripping of the paint. Ship N603FF HAD the numbers 601 or 801 on the gear doors in a picture dated December 5, 1999. Picture at the link below.

http://airfleets.net/show/?pic=27351

Jason


User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

Thanks for the help so far guys...you may be right about 603FF....I still need some better proof to be sure though. Here's a closeup of the doors...definately 17503. Hmmm....
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User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

Did FF 741 fly CLE-Frankfurt-KWI military charters? Thanks in advance.

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