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What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:17 pm

Can someone explain what they are testing on this 757? It looks like someone is trying to disguise this 757 as a TU-144.


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RE: What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:20 pm

Its the F-22 nose under testing.
 
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RE: What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:21 pm

Judging by the logo, it's an F-22 Avionics testbed.
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RE: What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:51 pm

Yeah, it used to be based at BWI, not sure where it is now. As said before, its a F-22 Avionics testbed for Boeing, Northrup Grumman, and Raytheon.

http://www.f22fighter.com/radar.htm#5

and regarding that wing on the top:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/1998/news_release_981207n.htm

Hope that helps,

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RE: What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:11 am

It is at BFI, with most of the nose bits taken off.
 
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RE: What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)

Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:20 am

Quoting Jcf5002 (Reply 3):
Yeah, it used to be based at BWI

You mean, BWIA? British West Indian Airlines?

Sorry, just making fun of another thread.


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RE: What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)

Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:50 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 4):
It is at BFI, with most of the nose bits taken off.

Thanks for the update. I got to fuel that plane once, no different than a regular 757, but the beast looked wierd as heck up close.

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 5):
You mean, BWIA? British West Indian Airlines?

That's actually really funny!

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RE: What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)

Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:49 am

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
Can someone explain what they are testing on this 757?

Experimental Widescreen HDTV antenna.
 
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RE: What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)

Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:00 am

Thank you everyone, very interesting.

Quoting ShowerOfSparks (Reply 7):
Experimental Widescreen HDTV antenna.

Just like the old TV antennas on Limos from the 80's?
 
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RE: What Is On The Nose Of This 757? (Photo)

Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:22 am

I've been trying to figure out which is uglier, this thing or 737 winglets. I really don't know.

If you like this thing, or if you like 737 winglets, this isn't personal. It's just a matter of taste, I guess.
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