Greeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7586 times:
This is a 747 giving birth to a 717.
You should see it with twins.
Most of the mating is done in the hangar. However, the 747s sometimes do it with space shuttles. You see, the males (like the shuttle) have much more power but the females have the endurance (21 hours is common).
But that female is no plane jane. Most 747s, I believe, do it in the hangar. And sometimes they give birth during landing- to the dismay of the parasites residing inside her.
In this case it was a marriage of Donald Douglas and Big Birtha Boeing.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11294 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7551 times:
Hahaha, nice explanation.
But serious, of cause this is a fake, a very good one. The exploding tail section was taken from a picture of an old ex-Air France 747-128 (F-BPVE), that was blown up at Bruntingthorpe, England in 1997. The test was done to see how well different kinds of cargo containers can resist a bomb-explosion and stop it from ripping the fuselage. The container on the left rear side you can see exploding was of the standard unarmoured type, so you can see the amount of damage that brought down the Pan Am-Jumbo over Lockerbie in 1988.
Btw, the Air Canada 747 with the fleet number 307 actually is one of the 747-200 Combi-trio retired in 1999 thats currently for sale.
SvenvdM From Qatar, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7405 times:
I agree with it being a good fake. But the creator forgot to edit out the grey stripes running down beneath the windows of the exploding section. Those dirt stripes are typical for planes which have been stored for a while.