Aviation Photo #1488822 Boeing 747SP-27 - Untitled (Oman Royal Flight)

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Interesting devices behind the engines, is it anti missile?
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    Lars Hentschel
    Untitled (Oman Royal Flight)
    Boeing 747SP-27
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    Hamburg (- Fuhlsbuttel)
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    February 23, 2009
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Anonymous
9 years ago
My guess is those things behind the engines are flares to deviate eventual heat-seeking missiles.
Anonymous
9 years ago
And also, whats the dome on the roof??
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very interesting indeed. I don't exectly think that the large antenna on that back of the "hump" helps with the fuel efficientcy of this aircraft.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very modified bird...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice View, seems the Dome on the Roof accommodates an Antenna or anything like this.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice shot! Flares - of course.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Those fairings behind the engines are infrared countermeasures scramblers- flares aren't fired, the white dome conceals a modulated IR source that blinks at specific frequencies to throw off the IR seeker of a missile.

The dome above the fuselage holds a SATCOM antenna.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yes, they contain equipment to defeat infrared-seeking missiles. The Boeing 747-121 that NASA used to carry the prototype space shuttle Enterprise to the Paris Air Show in the 80s had similar devices installed on the engine pylons.

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