Aviation Photo #0262019 Boeing YAL-1A (747-4G4F) - USA - Air Force

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Out of the paint hangar and leaving for Edwards for final testing.
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    Chris Banyai-Riepl
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing YAL-1A (747-4G4F)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    30201
    1238
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    Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field
    Washington
    USA
    August 13, 2002
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Photo Added: August 13, 2002

Comments (5)

Anonymous
10 years ago
What is that rope hanging from its vertical stabilizer?
Anonymous
7 years ago
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.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I think it's an excellent shot, and contrary to what the other commentor says, the barbed wire fence gives it a grittier edge.
Anonymous
3 years ago
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.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle..plane!

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