radarbeam
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What's On That B747 Nose Gear?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:40 am

Hi Folks


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I was looking at this photo (view large version) when I noticed something "dangling" under this 747 nose wheel, right at the bottom edge of the photo. It appears to be stuck between the 2 tires. Anyone has an idea as to what this is?

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flyf15
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RE: What's On That B747 Nose Gear?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:52 am

This aircraft is on display at a museum. That is the very top of one of the pylons that supports the aircraft.
 
Mr Spaceman
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RE: What's On That B747 Nose Gear?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:58 am

Hello Radarbeem.

If you click on the 747's high-lighted registration, you'll see all the photos of it that are in the database.

Here's some other photos of the same 747 that will answer your question.

As you can see, the 747 is on display and the object on the nosegear is a type of bracket for the nosegear stand.


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radarbeam
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RE: What's On That B747 Nose Gear?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:01 am

 Embarrassment Embarrassment Oh boy, why I didn't guess that?! Thanks guys. Nice exhibit though!
 
dairbus
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RE: What's On That B747 Nose Gear?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:13 am

COOOL! I gotta visit that museum!
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zak
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RE: What's On That B747 Nose Gear?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:31 am

yes that museum is a must visit.
look at http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?placesearch=Speyer%20%28ZQC%20%2F%20EDRY%29&distinct_entry=true
to see that they have a concorde, the russian tu-144, a 747, a an-22 and various other planes such as a dassault mercure, really a great place to visit!


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more info can be found here, in french english and german!
http://www.technik-museum.de/

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fspilot747
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RE: What's On That B747 Nose Gear?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:17 pm

Aww you guys should have played along! Would have been fun to make him believe it was a new device or something  Big grin


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zak
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RE: What's On That B747 Nose Gear?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:57 pm

the new 747ski to land on snow surfaces  Smile
or maybe a catapult shoe, LH got a contract to resupply u.s. aircraft carriers now using specially equipped 747s with dual hooks, reinforced gears, afterburner option and a catapult shoe!
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