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Picture of the Boeing E-7A Wedgetail (737-7ES) aircraft

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N378BC (cn 33474/1245) The first flight of the Boeing Wedgetail AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control) platform. Just above and behind the Wedgetail is the Boeing photography chase plane, a Canadair T-33. To the right in the photo is the Columbia Tower, the fourth tallest building in the USA west of the Mississippi. Unfortunately it was a very hazy and dull morning.
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A visitor from France posted Fri October 15, 2010:
Nice shot !

An F-18 would make no sense as a chase plane, it's too big and too fast for the task. A chase plane must be able to fly slowly.

Boeing still uses T-33 (at least two) to this day. Airbus/EADS/ATR use an old Aérospatiale Corvette (yes, it's a plane).

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun August 1, 2010:
A more modern chase plane would make sense indeed. F18 sounds like a good proposal to me since it is Boeing-made now too (demise of McDonnel Douglas).
Quite amusing Boeing's chase plane is built by Canadair.

A visitor from United States posted Mon September 25, 2006:
Very nice shot, but I would have though Boeing would use a more contemporary chase plane: I.E. F-18

A visitor from Denmark posted Tue March 7, 2006:
Nice planes
and a very nice background

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