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The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!  
User currently offlineMaveric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

What do you think of this?


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pretty cool huh?

t>y






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User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Yes, the AWACS, still in it's Boeing house colors.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Thats not an AWACS, its a special ballistic missiles tracking aircraft, it has special equipment installed in the upper deck.

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1652 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

I'm sorry King767
But that is not that the AWACS 767. That is the test aircraft for the ABL, that will be installed the 747-400 (AL-1) for the USAF.
The aircraft has US ARMY painted on it because the project if funded by the ARMY and not the USAF.



My Country can beat up your Country....
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Yes, that aircraft is also a flying observatory, I think, the large hump contains a telescope...

Greg



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User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

Ah, you guys are right, I recall now. It was Japan who ordered the E-767 AWACS aircraft.
The Best, Tom


User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

ugly bugger!

User currently offline777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

Its Boeing's version of Airbus's A300B4-608ST Super Transporter  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Hehehe, yeh, Boeing's "Beluga"  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

Sorry, you guys are all "wrong"! This 767 is one of the black projects by US Army. The "big head" is to carry alien pax.

hope this "help"  Wink/being sarcastic
r panda


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

LY744 has it right, its a missile tracker (honestly people, even if you didn't know that, all you need to do is click on the image, and look at the caption!)


"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineL'Espace180 From France, joined Sep 2000, 938 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

There are a lot of weird Boeings out there...

The 732 with a rocket tip nose (used for testing the JSF program)

The 752 with a forward stabilzer/canard/ and pointed nose used for testing in the F-22 program...

And the 747F being converted for the ABL program, cant wait to see what that one will look like!

NTM the various 707 airframe spinoffs, and the RC-135/EC-135 series...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

That aircraft was orginally the 767 prototype and was subsequently modified for the Star Wars program back during the Reagan administration. I believe it was known as the Airborne Optical Adjunct, with that structure on the top housing some high-tech laser and infrared equipment which can track ballistic missiles from their launch point all the way until they are destroyed by friendly aircraft or SAM's. The Strategic Defense Initiative was canceled so the aircraft now is used to hunt down ballistic missiles and deploy aircraft to destroy them for another branch of our military. But who knows, with the planned revival of the SDI under President Bush, we may see some more of these crazy looking birds in the near future.


On the other side of that huge fairing are two translating doors that open to reveal the lenses of the infrared sensors stored in it. The two ventral fins under the HS are for added stability with that big bubble on top.


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

I wonder how much shorter the range is with the bubble!?!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

Just as an aside, for your information, one of the first designs studied for the 767X (which eventually became the 777) was a 767 with an upper deck starting above the wing, and extending right the way to the tail. Now that would have been the oddest looking airliner ever!


"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

That's the Airborne Observation Aircraft for the US Army isn't it? It's actually the prototype 767 converted for the Army.

User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1052 times:

I was just at BFI this evening and had a chance to look at that 767 up close... it is an odd aircraft. It's parked at Boeing's military facility on E. Marginal Way north of the museum.
I want to see that one take off sometime, but I never seem to be in the right place at the right time.


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1053 times:

I saw this aircraft fly right over my house a couple days ago. I was pretty confused until I saw this thread, as you can imagine!


Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1041 times:

That is the one to one mock up plane in my backyard. Maveric, how can you get into my backyard anyways?!

r panda  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineSiriwatthana From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1034 times:

President George jr.(Lucas)Bush " STAR WARS " dream !
 Laugh out loud Big grin


User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 979 times:

>It's parked at Boeing's military facility on E. Marginal Way north of the museum.

My mistake...what was I thinking?! Big grin It's parked at the Boeing military facility (along with an AWACS C-137 and 757/JSF testbed aircraft) SOUTH of the museum, just adjacent to the threshold for 31L.

>I saw this aircraft fly right over my house a couple days ago

You're sure lucky... I have never had the chance to see one of these airborne. Funny, too, since I can usually see the approach to BFI 31L because the weather is good for the most part when that rwy is open. Hmmmm...

And looking closer at it, I don't think it quite reaches 0.82 mach during cruise...  Smile


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