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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Posted (15 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 793 times:

Look at the left wing tip, what is that?


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User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 683 times:

Maby it is an extra fuel tank

tg 747-300



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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 677 times:

I'm going to have to go with Tg 747-300 on that one...

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineSkylinepigeon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 679 times:

It's a pod used for air-to-air refuelling. A hose can be wound out from the pod, with a drogue or 'basket' on the end, for use by other aircraft equipped with a refuelling probe.

User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 669 times:

It's an aerial refueling pod. In it is a hose reel with a drogue (basket) on the end of it. The hose is extended out to meet the aircraft receiving fuel. The drogue meets up with the refueling probe on the receiver.



User currently offlineDarrell From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 640 times:

Is this a commercial, passenger carrying airline? If so, why would they need to refuel other airplanes in flight? My first guess was that it is some kind of stormscope radar.


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User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 638 times:

Spanish Air Force. That's what it says on the enlarged photo. And agreed, it's an AR hose fairing.

Best Regards,

Buff


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