dukebluedevil
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Air Force One Question

Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:52 pm

If you look at Air Force One from the outside, it is physically different from a regular commerical B747-200.

Here's a link:
http://home.t-online.de/home/Nightowl-FXS/air-force-one_big07.jpg

Does anyone know what the "hump" right above the nose is? If you look at the top of the fuselage, there are a lot more of those little "antennas." My assumption is that these are for communication, but I'm not sure. Any ideas? or does any one *know*?

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EMBQA
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RE: Air Force One Question

Thu Mar 04, 2004 8:11 pm

This same question was asked just last week.

The 'Hump' on the nose is the inflight refueling receptical.......and yes, there are WAY more communication antennas on this aircraft.
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jhooper
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RE: Air Force One Question

Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:48 am

There are 2x as much wiring, etc., as there are in a regular 747. Not that that is obvious from the outside, but interesting nonetheless...
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Alert3
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RE: Air Force One Question

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:14 am

http://home.t-online.de/home/Nightowl-FXS/air-force-one_big07.jpg


Come on ... it's not very hard to put a < and > on each end.
 
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RE: Air Force One Question

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:19 am

Is it my imagination, or is it just the way AF1 is painted...but are there less passenger doors than on normal 747s?

That would make sense, given that AF1 carries less passengers. They don't need all the doors.
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Pronto
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RE: Air Force One Question

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:22 am

Yes, the overwing doors were not required, therefore not installed...
 
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RE: Air Force One Question

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:21 pm

Is it my imagination, or is it just the way AF1 is painted...but are there less passenger doors than on normal 747s?

Those are doors there. They just don't have outlines. But those doors are operational.
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RE: Air Force One Question

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:56 pm

And on that note, only commercial airliners are required to have contrasting paint around the doors, although it is recommended for all planes.
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jetjack74
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RE: Air Force One Question

Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:09 am

Hey how do I put Italics and standard lettering in the same post. I put the syntax on the both sides and nothing on the line that I wanted to be standard, and both were italisized.
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jetjack74
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RE: Air Force One Question

Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:54 pm

Hoping someone can still answer the above question.
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