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Patch? Behind 747-100 Upper Deck

Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:42 am

Does anyone know what the light colored spot behind the upper deck is in the first and second pic below? From looking at a lot of other AA 747 pics, it seems some have that spot and some don't.

Spot:

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No spot:

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RE: Patch? Behind 747-100 Upper Deck

Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:29 am

I think its standard, it covers communications antennae or some such thing, I believe.
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RE: Patch? Behind 747-100 Upper Deck

Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:11 am

I believe it wasn't metal , that's why it was a different color.
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RE: Patch? Behind 747-100 Upper Deck

Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:21 am

Check the pics, the first clearly has it:


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This one clearly does not have it, and it's taken from the same angle:


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Any other ideas?

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RE: Patch? Behind 747-100 Upper Deck

Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:32 am

Check the pics, the first clearly has it...This one clearly does not have it.....and if you notice, it has a different upper antenna set up. The a/c that has the 'hump' has one antenna, the one that has no 'hump' has two antennas.
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RE: Patch? Behind 747-100 Upper Deck

Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:23 am

The hump is a radome for an old satelite commmunications system that really didn't get going very far.
 
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RE: Patch? Behind 747-100 Upper Deck

Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:23 pm

Air2gxs: Thanks! There's the answer.

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