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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7816 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5932 times:

I am trying to idenify a photo in my collection.

It is clearly B707 based and seems to have CFM56's.

It has no external markings.

It has no refueling boom or antennae.

I did think of an E6, but there is no dorsal fairing.

I also considered an E8, but it has windows and no ventral fairing.

Any suggestions would be welcomed.

David

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User currently offlineBingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5863 times:

Sort of sounds like the

"707-700: A test aircraft used to study the feasibility of using CFM International's CFM56 powerplants on a 707 airframe and possibly retrofitting them to existing aircraft......"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_707


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7816 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5784 times:

According to Jet Air Production List, N707QT was sold to the Moroccan Govt in 1982. I saw this aircraft in 2006.

I am beginning to wonder about Israel, do any of their B707 have CFM56's.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7816 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5756 times:

I am starting to wonder about this aircraft. However the engines look different in later shots.


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User currently offlineACW367 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 5191 times:



Quoting Bennett123 (Thread starter):
I did think of an E6, but there is no dorsal fairing.

The E6A was delivered to the USN without the Satcom hump. They were installed during the upgrade to E6B


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The E6 of course does not have windows and does have wingtip electronic pods and the tail mounted antenna housing.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7816 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4851 times:

Would they all have been converted to E6B by 2006?

User currently onlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4808 times:

Care to scan the photo in your collections?

Could it possibly be a French DC-8-72?



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User currently offlineACW367 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 4599 times:



Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 5):
Would they all have been converted to E6B by 2006?

Boeing delivered the last one back to the USN in December 2006

http://www.boeing.com/ids/news/2006/q4/061201b_nr.html


User currently offlineIrish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 982 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4560 times:

The 707-700 was converted back to 707-320C configuration before delivery to Morocco, so it was pretty much a standard 707 from that point on.
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Your inquiry reminded me of this aircraft - built as the only YE-8B (CFM-56 engines) and later delivered to the Royal Saudi AF with serial 1902. It is now designated as an RE-3B.


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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7816 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

I will try to scan the picture at the weekend.

However it is probably not airliners quality, also I will have to scan the photo onto my computer and will probably lose some quality.

Anyway, I will do my best.

Incidentally, I will take another look at it, but I am sure that there were windows. That would seem to eliminate the E6 or YE8B.

David


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