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The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 3:59 am

What do you think of this?


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pretty cool huh?

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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 4:04 am

Yes, the AWACS, still in it's Boeing house colors.
 
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 4:53 am

Thats not an AWACS, its a special ballistic missiles tracking aircraft, it has special equipment installed in the upper deck.

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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 4:57 am

I'm sorry King767
But that is not that the AWACS 767. That is the test aircraft for the ABL, that will be installed the 747-400 (AL-1) for the USAF.
The aircraft has US ARMY painted on it because the project if funded by the ARMY and not the USAF.
 
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 4:58 am

Yes, that aircraft is also a flying observatory, I think, the large hump contains a telescope...

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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 5:13 am

Ah, you guys are right, I recall now. It was Japan who ordered the E-767 AWACS aircraft.
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 6:41 am

ugly bugger!
 
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 6:48 am

Its Boeing's version of Airbus's A300B4-608ST Super Transporter  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 6:51 am

Hehehe, yeh, Boeing's "Beluga"  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 10:19 am

Sorry, you guys are all "wrong"! This 767 is one of the black projects by US Army. The "big head" is to carry alien pax.

hope this "help"  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 10:49 am

LY744 has it right, its a missile tracker (honestly people, even if you didn't know that, all you need to do is click on the image, and look at the caption!)
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 10:52 am

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 10:54 am

There are a lot of weird Boeings out there...

The 732 with a rocket tip nose (used for testing the JSF program)

The 752 with a forward stabilzer/canard/ and pointed nose used for testing in the F-22 program...

And the 747F being converted for the ABL program, cant wait to see what that one will look like!

NTM the various 707 airframe spinoffs, and the RC-135/EC-135 series...

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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 11:57 am

That aircraft was orginally the 767 prototype and was subsequently modified for the Star Wars program back during the Reagan administration. I believe it was known as the Airborne Optical Adjunct, with that structure on the top housing some high-tech laser and infrared equipment which can track ballistic missiles from their launch point all the way until they are destroyed by friendly aircraft or SAM's. The Strategic Defense Initiative was canceled so the aircraft now is used to hunt down ballistic missiles and deploy aircraft to destroy them for another branch of our military. But who knows, with the planned revival of the SDI under President Bush, we may see some more of these crazy looking birds in the near future.


On the other side of that huge fairing are two translating doors that open to reveal the lenses of the infrared sensors stored in it. The two ventral fins under the HS are for added stability with that big bubble on top.
 
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 12:04 pm

I wonder how much shorter the range is with the bubble!?!

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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 12:18 pm

Just as an aside, for your information, one of the first designs studied for the 767X (which eventually became the 777) was a 767 with an upper deck starting above the wing, and extending right the way to the tail. Now that would have been the oddest looking airliner ever!
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 12:38 pm

That's the Airborne Observation Aircraft for the US Army isn't it? It's actually the prototype 767 converted for the Army.
 
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 4:02 pm

I was just at BFI this evening and had a chance to look at that 767 up close... it is an odd aircraft. It's parked at Boeing's military facility on E. Marginal Way north of the museum.
I want to see that one take off sometime, but I never seem to be in the right place at the right time.
 
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 4:25 pm

I saw this aircraft fly right over my house a couple days ago. I was pretty confused until I saw this thread, as you can imagine!
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 4:46 pm

That is the one to one mock up plane in my backyard. Maveric, how can you get into my backyard anyways?!

r panda  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Sun Feb 25, 2001 5:38 pm

President George jr.(Lucas)Bush " STAR WARS " dream !
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RE: The Oddest Boeing 767 Ever!

Tue Feb 27, 2001 9:37 am

>It's parked at Boeing's military facility on E. Marginal Way north of the museum.

My mistake...what was I thinking?! Big grin It's parked at the Boeing military facility (along with an AWACS C-137 and 757/JSF testbed aircraft) SOUTH of the museum, just adjacent to the threshold for 31L.

>I saw this aircraft fly right over my house a couple days ago

You're sure lucky... I have never had the chance to see one of these airborne. Funny, too, since I can usually see the approach to BFI 31L because the weather is good for the most part when that rwy is open. Hmmmm...

And looking closer at it, I don't think it quite reaches 0.82 mach during cruise...  Smile