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What's This On The 747?  
User currently offlineDeltaShuttle From United States of America, joined May 1999, 319 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

What is this?(I mean that little hole right at the base of the tail)

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and how come I've only seen it on the 747?

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User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1027 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (16 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

It's the APU air inlet door.

User currently offlineJim From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (16 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 1991 times:


As Navion said, it is the APU inlet. Same location on the 777, 757, and 767. You may not have seen them because they only open while the APU is running.

The 737 has it forward and slightly below the right horizontal sabilizer, and the 727s is located in the right main gear wheel well.


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