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747 With A Tail Engine.  
User currently offlineRonen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Ever wandered what a747 with a tail engine will look like? -take a look at the bottom right corner.

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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2131 times:
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Hmmm..I've seen that a million times already. It's a mock-up of a 747/DC-10 used to train firefighters.

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User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Humm, so they took the front end of a 747 and stitched the back end of a DC-10 onto it? I wonder for what reason. Why not just use a whole 747?


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
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It's probably just one of those things, they just did it and there you have it.




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User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Asgiers:
I think they put a tail engine with the 747 front end to train the firefighters with tail-engine fire situations. No sense in building two mock-ups when they could just use the one hybrid! Very clumsy looking, but it gets the job done.



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User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

There go the crew's sleeping quarters!


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User currently offlineAerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 558 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

http://www.aviationpics.de/test/test.htm
Look at this bird, seems to be a 747SP with a tail engine!


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

I saw that aircraft on Airport, on BBC1 last year - they set it on fire then the airport firefighters had to put it out Big thumbs up

Josh
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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1855 times:
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Jaspike i saw that too Big grin

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13206 posts, RR: 77
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

It's just a pure mock-up, no real aircraft parts at all.


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9819 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

That "aircraft" is not a real aircraft, not even the fuselage is real. It was made for fire combat training at Schiphol. The fire department uses it to train for emergency situations. So, it's not an aircraft, just something they built to resemble an aircraft.

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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9819 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Sorry, I see the photo was taken at London Heathrow, but I guess the idea is the same as is the case with Schiphol. Emergency training

Regards A388


User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

A long time ago in DOH (Doha, Qatar) they used a yellow school bus with a tail, small wings and two engines fitted on the back of the bus. It looks so funny Big grin . It still there, if you drive past the airport fence you could still see it.

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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

lol, I'd like to see that! Big thumbs up

Josh
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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

The a/c (??) was also featured on 'Tomorrows World' On BBC1 when it first went into service. It's the most advanced fire training system in the world (or was when it was first built). It also has a mock cabin interior (seats are metal to stop them melting) so the fire crews have a more realistic scenario when entering the a/c to find survivors/bodys, and also a staircase to the u/deck.
As other people have said, it is not made of any real a/c parts, but was built to represent the most common commercial widebody a/c fuselage/engine configurations, so it's a bit of everything.

The fire's are controlled from a small room/bunker nearby and also by remote control so the training officers can make any combination of possible a/c fire at the press of a button. Fire's are produced by a network of gas pipes running thru the structure.

Sometimes at LHR you might see the fire engines charging over to that direction (usually at quiet times of day) for a spot of regular training.

Also for those of you LHR regulars, did you know they had to dismantle it and repositon it, so that the VS hanger could be built ???.

Enjoy Big grin



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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1984 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

This may sound strange (but, then again, so do many things these days), but Boeing actually proposed a trijet derivative of the venerable Jumbo - one engine under each wing and a low-profile oval duct in a shortened tail. It was, in my opinion, one of the ugliest designs - no match for the DC-10 or L-1011.
Check out the model at http://www.aviationpics.de/test/test.htm.



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