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What Is This?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 10:15 pm

I know it's a 757 but what is Boeing using for??

Thanks Adam
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RE: What Is This?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 10:16 pm

Wait let me try this again the picture didn't come
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RE: What Is This?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 10:19 pm

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RE: What Is This?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 10:32 pm

An *uneducated guess* would be:

for flight-testing the aerodynamic efficiency of wings/fuselage nose of military/civil a/c; simulating various speeds/conditions & evaluating the response.

Cheaper than building a whole a/c, and then testing I would presume. (Military a/c).

ps It looks a bit chilly over there! Reminds of the weather we're getting...  Insane
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RE: What Is This?

Fri Apr 06, 2001 10:39 pm

It is the original 757 prototype.

Boeing is one of the contractors for the avionics systems for the F-22 fighter. This aircraft was used for testing those systems.

Because several of the antennas on that aircraft are conformal they had to create those surfaces to give a place to mount the F-22 antennas.
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RE: What Is This?

Sat Apr 07, 2001 1:20 am

Seems like a testbed for something, don't know what.

Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!

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