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Fate Of Iraqi B747's?  
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7479 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

I was looking at the phot index and found these pictures;


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Does anyone here know where Iraq's B747's are now?

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User currently offlineRleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4313 times:

Most of Iraqi's fleet was stored at SDA before war:


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In the picture can be seen at least one of their 747's engineless.

There also some 727's and a 707 in AMM:


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And there are at least two 747's (a -200 and a SP which supposedly was Saddam's private plane) stored at Tozeur, Tunisia:


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The current status of these planes are unknown, but given that they have not been flown in years I highly doubt we'll see them ever again flying. It's a shame because these were low-cycle 747's, especially the SP one.

Saludos,

Roberto.



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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10655 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4302 times:

This has been discussed in the past and since then nothing new has come up. The very low mileage SP is strangely still parked in Tunesia. This aircarft should still have some value and unless its been neglected (although what I´ve heard its well looked after) would make a graet VIP transport. One of the combis is serving in the Iranian AF now. The other two are still stored somewhere, YI-AGP also in Tunesia, the other in Tehran, I would expect also being "used" somehow by the Iranian AF (for spares or being activated).

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10655 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4254 times:

The SP at Bagdad was an old aircraft donated to Iraq in 2000/01. I dont know whats with it, is it still standing somewhere on that airport?

I wonder why most aircarft at Bagdad where engineless when the US Forces conqured it.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7479 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

iirc it was a way of saying "I am not flyable, please be nice to me"  Smile

User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3510 times:



Quote:
currently no operator
C/N MSN last update model registration remarks former airline former reg. delivered to
289 21181 B747-270C(M) YI-AGO Stored at Tehran (THR) Iraqi Airways Iraqi Airways
565 22366 B747-270C(M) YI-AGP Stored at Tozeur (TOE) Iraqi Airways Iraqi Airways
567 22858 B747SP-70 YI-ALM Stored at Tozeur (TOE) Iraqi Airways Iraqi Airways
445 22298 B747SP-09 YI-AOX W/O: Damaged! (04-Apr-2003) Iraqi Airways 3D-GFD China Airlines

Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Hub: Tehran | IATA: n/a | ICAO: n/a | details
C/N MSN last update model registration remarks former airline former reg. delivered to
287 21180 B747-270C(M) 5 8106 Iraqi Airways YI-AGN Iraqi Airways

Infos from CH-Aviation


User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2353 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3417 times:
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Quoting Na (Reply 3):
I wonder why most aircarft at Bagdad where engineless when the US Forces conqured it.

Beside that they also where boobytrapped!



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