joffie
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747 Used In War Of The Worlds

Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:44 pm

Does anyone know the rego of the 747 used in the 2005 movie War of the worlds. According to wikipedia it was an ANA 747 (-200?)
Perhaps sold back to boeing as N292BA? I dont know
Thanks
 
tdscanuck
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RE: 747 Used In War Of The Worlds

Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:10 pm

Quoting Joffie (Thread starter):
Does anyone know the rego of the 747 used in the 2005 movie War of the worlds. According to wikipedia it was an ANA 747 (-200?)

There are 275 known inactive 747's. Of those, only 8 belonged to ANA. They were all 747-100SR's.

Four of them are under some kind of Boeing ownership now. JA8139 is listed as destroyed, JA8145 was dismantled in October 2002, JA8146 was dismantled in September 2003, and JA8147 was scrapped.

If the wikipedia citation for ANA is correct, it was most likely JA8139 based on the film production dates and the fact that there's no corresponding accident record for an ANA 747.

Tom.
 
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RE: 747 Used In War Of The Worlds

Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:16 pm

The aircraft was Boeing 747SR-81, formerly N219BA, and JA8147 with ANA.

It is now on the backlot at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. I took the following two pictures of it on a visit last year:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1063361/M/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1063360/M/


Matt
 
joffie
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RE: 747 Used In War Of The Worlds

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:33 am

Thank you

The reason i asked is because i saw the actual set yesterday on my studios tour. Was quite impressive.
 
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RE: 747 Used In War Of The Worlds

Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:31 am

Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 1):
Four of them are under some kind of Boeing ownership now. JA8139 is listed as destroyed, JA8145 was dismantled in October 2002, JA8146 was dismantled in September 2003, and JA8147 was scrapped.

What's the difference between "dismantled" and "scrapped", if any?
 
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RE: 747 Used In War Of The Worlds

Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:58 am

Quoting Khobar (Reply 4):
What's the difference between "dismantled" and "scrapped", if any?

dismantled = taken apart like taking componets off

scrapped = broken up for recycling
 
khobar
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RE: 747 Used In War Of The Worlds

Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:22 am

Quoting 777WT (Reply 5):
dismantled = taken apart like taking componets off

scrapped = broken up for recycling

Ah, okay thanks. I thought the parts were stripped off a plane before a plane was chopped up. I guess this is not always the case then.
 
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RE: 747 Used In War Of The Worlds

Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:30 pm

It is definately impressive seeing the plane all wripped out. All the wires and seats and everything hanging everywhere. I wish I could find my video of my tour.
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