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What Did The Usaf Do To This 737?  
User currently offline16June01OCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

http://www.artbell.com/images/spookplane.jpg



This is from the Art Bell website. Here's the direct link:

http://www.artbell.com/letters12.html

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Looks like some kind of EAW system. Could be the AF is testing a cheap alternative to the E-3 for use in anti-drug operations in Latin America.
The configuration of the antennae looks almost identical to the aborted Nimrod AEW&C version, with the addition of what look like Infra red sensors or possible chaff/flare dispensers.



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User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1565 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

That plane sure looks interesting.I am seeing this for the first time and have no information about what it is,but when remembering F22 fighter plane's nose shape was tested on a B757,it comes to my mind that it can be another test bed for some new airplane or equpment.Thats just an opinion though as I said I am seeing it for the first time.WING


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User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

How does it take off with that tail. It could touch the ground when the aircraft rotates.

Hisham.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

very carefully  Smile
Maybe use a lot of flaps and let her float up with almost 0 AOA?



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User currently offlineServisair From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Perhaps its something similar to what the RAF proposed with the Nimrod AEW3?


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User currently offlineHerbie99 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

It's a secret plane used to communicate with aliens. The aliens are giving the US Government and businesses technological advice. In return, the aliens are allowed to live in freedom throughout the western US.

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

I have seen a similar aircraft in civilian scheme that Boeing used for JSF testing, if it was transferred to the USAF thats news to me...my best bet is the JSF flying lab

Greg



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

The USAF had some 707's that where converted to missle range aircraft. They were developed as Missile Range instrument aircraft.

They also had nose domes that where very simular in shape. But keep in mind that that is fiberglass. Any sort of antenna could be under it.


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User currently offlineSouthflite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

I don't think this is the JSF B737 - that's a civilian-owned and operated one (owned by Boeing). Here's a recent shot (Jan 2001) of this aircraft, N737BG:

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The JSF nose (when added) looks like this:

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Chances are the USAF 737 pictured is tail number 73-1155, a former T-43A which has been classified as a NT-43A (N prefix = test aircraft) since being pulled out storage at AMARC/Davis-Monthan.

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