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| A visitor from - posted Mon June 3, 2013:|
Somebody asked, what is the rope hanging from the vertical stab. I think it is a so called "trailing bomb" used to calibrate air speed after a configuration change such as on the nose of this aircraft. These days I would think it would be more accurate to use GPS or even a chase plane to verify airspeeds. Also onboard laser inertial navigation units.
| A visitor from - posted Tue September 7, 2010:|
I think it's an excellent shot, and contrary to what the other commentor says, the barbed wire fence gives it a grittier edge.
| A visitor from United States posted Thu November 5, 2009:|
I think it would be better if you showed the entire aircraft minus the signs and the fence. Other the that, it's a good shot.
| A visitor from United States posted Sun October 22, 2006:|
What is that rope hanging from its vertical stabilizer?