dan2002
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Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:16 am

I was looking through http://microvoltradio.com, and I found this pic http://microvoltradio.com/images/b52june05.jpg . What is this 767 fuselage mock-up used for?


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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:19 am

Its in Boeings new colors so maybe it was a marketing get-up , y'know to take to shows to show off a new interior design or structure yadah yadah yadah...
 
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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:27 am

I'd rather be looking at the B-52G in front of it.  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:49 am

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
I'd rather be looking at the B-52G in front of it

Whats the White Packets near its LG.
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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:51 am

Boeing uses that 767 fuselage section for paint tests. They obviously used it to test the new Boeing house colors. Here's a picture of it partially painted in KLM colors:


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Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Whats the White Packets near its LG.

Looks like ballast.
 
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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:53 am

The picture was taken at Paine Field - the B-52G belongs to the Museum of Fright.
 
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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:04 am

Is it me or does that 767 look like it has been heavily photoshopped?
The B-52 looks fine but it seems to me the 767 was added in. Maybe it is my computer and I am dead wrong. Are there more photos?
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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:15 am

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 6):
Is it me or does that 767 look like it has been heavily photoshopped?
The B-52 looks fine but it seems to me the 767 was added in. Maybe it is my computer and I am dead wrong. Are there more photos?

Even in this thread someone has to call this a fake... Sad

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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:19 am

not calling it a fake but there is a fuzz around the edges of the 767 (which has the numbers 787 painted on it) i can understand why someone could think it was fake
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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:22 am

Quoting COAMiG29 (Reply 8):
which has the numbers 787 painted on it

I'm pretty sure that it says 767, not 787.

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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:24 am

Look at the flippin' original, for God's sake! It's not that hard.

http://microvoltradio.com/images/b52june05.jpg

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RE: Whats Up With This 767?

Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:25 am

Quoting COAMiG29 (Reply 8):
not calling it a fake but there is a fuzz around the edges of the 767 (which has the numbers 787 painted on it) i can understand why someone could think it was fake

Here's my  twocents 

1) It's a crappy picture to begin with, quality sucks, contrast is minimal, etc...

2) It's a paint mock-up. This body has clearly been reworked many times for different airlines including Boeing. I would not expect perfection nor would I expect that to be the actual body of the aircaft. Can someone please conferm or correct me in stating that painting a body more than when it's "Needed" will ware away at the body itself....

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