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Numbers On The Aircraft.

Fri Mar 08, 2002 6:40 pm


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What are the numbers on the Fuselage.What does AMW stand for.
Also what is the circular projection near the radome is it a light.
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NZ767
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RE: Numbers On The Aircraft.

Fri Mar 08, 2002 7:34 pm

AMW = Air Mobility Wing.
Can't see any radome there, but the circular objects (one further down too) are just windows.  Smile
 
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RE: Numbers On The Aircraft.

Fri Mar 08, 2002 11:07 pm

The numbers on the forward fuselage of a US military aircraft are the last 3 or 4 of the serial.
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tristar2000
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RE: Numbers On The Aircraft.

Sat Mar 09, 2002 6:16 am

Yes, you can see 2 windows, but that thing straight below the cockpit is probably a runway turnoff light.

It doesn't look very powerfull, so it's probably not that, but it's a guess, I'm not familiar at all with the C-5. I'm more familiar with the civilian Lockheed planes (On the 1011, the runway turnoff is at the wing root, directly above the landing light).

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RE: Numbers On The Aircraft.

Sat Mar 09, 2002 6:37 am

60th AMW - 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, CA

349th AMW - The AFRES "associate" unit at Travis which shares aircraft with their active duty counterparts. This is a common practice on the C-5, C-17, and KC-10.

70038 - AF Serial # 87-0038 (this a/c is a C-5B, not an A model as the photo caption states.
 
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RE: Numbers On The Aircraft.

Mon Mar 11, 2002 11:42 pm

Thanks Folks.
Could the small light be a sort of Emergency evacuation area light.
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