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User currently offlineDougbr2006 From Brazil, joined Oct 2006, 414 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

I was checking out the excellent KPAE site and noticed something strange or an optical illusion on the Boeing flight line. See this photo:


In the photo are the B747 Dreamlifter, behind a Korean B777-300 and what appears to be a JAL B777-300 nose and tail. But look at the forward fuselage of the JAL B777. That looks like another fuselage profile with green white and redn stripe, with a white door outline clearly visible, the problem is there is no tail !!!! and going by the step effect of the photo the tail should be just aft of the JAL tail. Anyone have any idea what this is, is it an aircraft fuselage minus tail or is it an optical illusion.

All comments greatly recieved.

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User currently offlineMattcawby From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 214 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

That is a nose section used by the apprentice painters for practice. Usually it's next to the paint hangar, I don't know why it was at the fuel dock for a few days.

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User currently offlineDougbr2006 From Brazil, joined Oct 2006, 414 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 1760 times:

Thanks Matt I thought it was rather a strange scheme, must have some italian bood in those apprentices he he !

User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2146 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 1707 times:

Also, one of the two white-tailed 747-400ERFs seems to have been moved. Did it go into a paint hangar?

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