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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

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What are the Antennas [The vertical & Flat one] over the AN-225,Is it in the background or part of the Aircraft.Also what does the Yellow Arrow read.

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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9483 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

My first thought was "This way up" but, on reflection, I'm guessing something along the lines of "Rescue please". I don't speak Russian but the first word looks something along those lines. I'll shut up now and let the Russian speakers have a go.

User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Those look more like DirectTV and FM radio antennas than airborne types. I assume that arrow is pointing to an inlet that may be hazardous. Either because it will suck you in or cause a hazard if blocked.

That's typically what this sort of yellow/red arrow means.

User currently offlineA320-Tech From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 38 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1536 times:


Hate to break it to you but these are not a part of the aircraft. Due to the angle, lighting etc of the shot these are actually antennas at the airport, not on the aircraft. If you look closely you'll see that you will only see these antennas on this aircraft at this airport (Linz). Look closely at the other pics and I think you'll see the antenna's aren't present..

Sorry guys!


User currently offlineEmem From Germany, joined Mar 2000, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

That lengthy things on the top are antennae of the GSM mobile phone system (the left one is almost hidden behind that submarine-shaped structure). Just have a look on the top of high buildings in your town, they mostly sport three or four bar-like housings mounted vertically (for comm. with the mobile phone), and most of the times also that plate-like antenna mounted below to connect to other Base Tranceiver Stations or to the Base Station Controller station via a radio beam link.
As for that horizontal plate above the root of the left wing, I've no clue. Maybe it's just a lantern with a bulb in it (though I do know sb who'd call this an antenna too...).
Note that all complex-shaped (other than a dipole, which is just a rod or a string) antennae on aircraft are mounted in radomes nowadays, the pic you've picked shows this very well.


[Edited 2003-04-10 11:50:00]

User currently offlineEmem From Germany, joined Mar 2000, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

maybe this shows it better... all the teardrops

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At first, I thought that two big things above the wing roots have something to do with nav/comm. But aren't (weren't) these for supporting the Buran ?

User currently offlineDC-10Tech From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 298 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

My guess is that the yellow arrow is pointing to the APU inlet door.

User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

The arrow is pointing to an area where the rescue crews should cut the bulkhead of the aircraft in an emergency.

The two words are Rescue, with the top one being written in Cryllic.

Apologies for Peter for pilfering this small section of the photo!

Edit: Here is a better show showing the arrow

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[Edited 2003-04-13 21:29:51]

Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
User currently offlineDC-10Tech From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 298 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

Seems like a strange place to rescue the crew?

User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

There is a cabin for quite a few passengers up there.... between the arrow and the flight deck.

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