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The 747 On The Top Of Airliners.Net Pages  
User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 2713 times:

I am wondering about the 747-400 on the top of Airliners.Net pages. Notice it? If you don't understand what I'm talking about, scroll to the top of the page and you'll see a Boeng 747-400 with little "switches" above the wings that say "E-Mail", "Use Photos", "Add Photos", and "Home". What is the history of this plane. Is this computer graphics? Not real? What is its tail number and who operated it?

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User currently offlineCO767-224ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

It is the first 747-400 produced, for Northwest Airlines (old colors). I believe it's registration is N660US.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10934 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

It´s a Northwest 747-451 in the old colours. Thats for sure. But the registration numbers of NWs 747-400s start with N661US. And only the very first of these NW-planes carried the old livery because the airline changed to the current paint scheme in that year (1989).
I suppose its the first delivered 747-451, registered N663US because its the most photographed.

User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

Guys, I'm not even gonna try to ask you how you managed to see its tail number from the top banner of the Airliners.Net....  

User currently offlineLax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

i think its a northwest 747-100 with winglets added in photo shop!

User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

SashA, I don't think they were able to see the tail number, BUT, it was said in the prior posts that only one 744 was painted in the old livery, and if the registration number for that one is known, then thats how they got it  


User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5492 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (14 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

i agree with sasha, i have no clue how they found out about that aircraft and i dont even want to try and guess.

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineATL Traveller From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

It was once posted on this board that the 747 was originally in the Northwest Orient livery.

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2267 times:

I also see the reflection of the tarmac under the fuselage. More good Photoshop work taking out the gear. Either that or that is one brave pilot (and an even braver cameraman!).

"Shaddap you!"
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2264 times:

1) Why don't we E-Mail Johan or just throw a fit about it until he spills the beans?
2) Do you play hearts? If you do you know what card to play without knowing what the others are holding because you know which ones have already been thrown down. Actualy, a lot of card games work this way. If you watch aviation closely enough, just about every airplane has some unique feature. The 747-400 debuted just before Northwest (then Northwest Orient) changed it's livery. No, it's not photo-shop edited, those winglets are real and...
3) That's the horizon you see reflected, if you look closely you can make a small mountain or hill and a row of light clouds a bit higher.

User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

As I said, it was revealed in earlier posts that this was a Northwest plane in its old colors, and since only one (744) was painted this way its very easy to know the tail number.


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