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A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:01 am

Came across this on Yahoo. Looks like an ex-Luftansa bird but not sure.

http://autos.yahoo.com/photos/drivin...TBhYWM1a2sxBGxhbmcDZW4tVVM-;_ylv=3
 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:44 am

Love the pitch on those seats to the left   
 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:51 am

Let's hook up all the old birds at VCV in a similar way and get Ken Block to do a gymkhana session through them..  
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:52 am

I'd say it was this bird.


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You can see the last part of the registration (MKCA) on picture 19 of the gallery.

EDIT: Corrected the picture number.

[Edited 2013-07-08 21:53:02]
 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:56 am

MK Airlines, while not well managed, had some great people working there. Too bad they never worked out of their rut.
 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:01 am

A lot of negative density. Have seen Mini Coopers on FedEx planes before. Was used for the remake of Italian Job.
 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:11 am

What exactly was the point of this ?!
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:20 am

I was definitely G-MKCA.

The images were taken at Kemble June/July 2013.

I will see if I can pin the date down.
 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:30 am

I suspect this was a bit of fun put on my the the JLR Marketing team for a press weekend for the launch, would be seriously cool if they rolled this into the LR Experience operations 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:45 am

I have checked my images.

There was activity around G-MKCA by 16th May, but work around both G-MKCA and G-MKGA, (there seemed to be converting the interior of G-MKGA into a storage or working space) took place in Mid June. I think that some practice was done on 19th June.

The shoot was on 5th July, (and seemed to only involve G-MKCA).
 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:40 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 6):
What exactly was the point of this ?!

PR campaign.
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:18 pm

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 10):
PR campaign.

Kind of a weird ad campaign. "So the next time you need to drive through the stripped down interior of a parked jumbo jet, make sure you're driving a Land Rover."

But interesting photos for aviation fans, I suppose.
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:53 pm

Quoting UALFAson (Reply 11):
Kind of a weird ad campaign. "So the next time you need to drive through the stripped down interior of a parked jumbo jet, make sure you're driving a Land Rover."

It's a very unique display which will cement it, and more importantly the Land Rover brand, in people's minds. That's all that matters.
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:47 pm

My personal best was an 87' Ford thunderbird on a 727.

I also internally put a swing tail DC-6 on its stand to load a bobcat.
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:56 am

I've driven my share of rolling stock onto 130's, 141's and C-5's, to include Land Rovers for the RAF. The Land Rovers were my favorite. They came with an AM/FM radio and tape deck, A/C, and a machine gun mount. Much more comfy than our old Jeeps and "new" HumVees.
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:47 pm

Some video of this Jaguar/Land Rover marketing event with lots of interior fuselage footage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPKCw4kkD4E
 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:45 pm

Nice pictures of the interior of G-MKCA.

Pity about all the cars getting in the way  
 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:36 pm

Given that most people on this forum advocate attention to detail, I notice the techically innacurate title to this thread. The vehicle involved is not a Range Rover, but the new model 2014 Range Rover Sport. For those who follow such topics it is akin to talking about the A330 and using photos of an A340. Same manufacturer, but significantly different vehicles.
Some additional video I just found.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_OTTD7F8vI
B747 drive thru' is from 2.28 to 3.20 approx. with clearly visible a/c reg as the driver is about to enter.
Some other airfield antics from 7.30 to about 8.00 with several fleeting aircraft images.

[Edited 2013-07-10 10:51:32]
 
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RE: A Range Rover In A 747

Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:38 pm

Haven't ever seen a through drive like that but one summer working as a driver/delivery guy for a customs broker, I saw all sorts of vehicles that had been imported by air. Ferrari, Lamborgini etc. all chained down to pallets and slid on and off 747 freighters. I remember seeing the first SMART cars being offloaded out of the belly cargo of LH 747, and wondering what the heck are those, toys or real cars?