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Picture Of A 747/DC-10 Hybrid!  
User currently offlineSdate747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 272 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid21/pe89e1462c746afebcef265758c5ffb01/fdb61662.jpg.orig.jpg

Look at that image. I found this on some random gallery on imageStation. I could swear that is a 747 nose mounted on a DC-10 tail. But of course no such thing exists.... so what is this mystery plane?

Shot taken at Heathrow by the way.

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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

I can't access the picture but I suspect from your description that it's the green airport fire-training mock-up at LHR which includes a 747-type fuselage and a fin-mounted engine cowling like the DC-10.

User currently offlineSdate747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Yesh that sounds right. Are the two fuselages sown together seamlessly or is it a poor fit?

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8312 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

This is a DC747, very unusual aircraft. As you can tell from the livery, Braniff was the only airline to order it. I think it was introduced sometime in the late 70s, and mainly flew on the lucrative Muscle Shoals - Little Rock route.

Can't find any DC747 pics in the database for some reason.



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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3717 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2370 times:


Sorry about that.

I have a T1 connection here so I didn't realize the size of it was an issue.



User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

lol Cedarjet  Laugh out loud.

Seriously though, its just the fire training mockup that they use at LHR for all types of aircraft, includes a 747 'hump', DC10 tail and 4 wing mounted engines.

Very clever!!! Much better than using second hand Tridents like most airports.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

EGGD,

You mention most other airports uses second hand Tridents, which reminds me about the BEA livery Trident Three parked near the BA maintainance base at Heathrow. It seems to be in good condition - anyone know why it's there?

Shamrock_747


User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Try this for info on the Heathrow Trident,

http://www.hs121.org.uk/tps/Gawzk/gawzk.htm

from the Trident Preservation Society, at http://www.hs121.org.uk
where you can find loads more info on the Trident aircraft.

Sadly the LHR trident 3 will never fly again,

read the article to know why

Regards,

A^A MD-11


User currently offlineIl75 From Argentina, joined May 2001, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

It is my understandig tha Schipol (AMS) also has a B747 fitted with a DC10 aft for fire squads to train.

regards
erico


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