Aviation Photo #1070481 Boeing 747-236B - Untitled

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Sorry for the quality, it was a bumpy day in the DA40... Whats up with G-BDXJ? Reg change, engine change and drop-tanks? Looks like a B-52 wing... maybe XJ is becoming an actor? Yes indeed! Badged with the fictional Hollywood registration N88892, it will be used in a James Bond film. For the Bond film, the two outer engines have been replaced with outboard wing tanks, while the inner engines have been replaced with mocked-up dual pylon-mounted engine pods under each wing near similar to those initially on the Boeing B-47 Stratojet.
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    Boeing 747-236B
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    N88892
    Dunsfold
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    June 15, 2006
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Comments (56)

Anonymous
11 years ago
WEIRD! Nice capture though. Very strange looking aircraft.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A totaly unique aircraft, makes one wonder if they can also add a couple more engine mounts for super-heavy lifiting 747? Maybe to carry something (on top or multple Abrams A1A2's). GlenninRenton
Anonymous
11 years ago
I thought this was a unique picture and something that you don't see everyday.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What's up with that thing?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very interesting picture - maybe the rollout of the new Boeing Regional Jet? ;-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
What in the world??
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great capture, any more shots of this plane with these modifications? Any idea why it was done?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I don't get it. What's shepping about this?
Anonymous
11 years ago
What the????????? Can somebody explain this?
Anonymous
11 years ago
The rareness makes up for the poor quality of the shot ;) Im kidding Im kidding. The quality is fine. It really looks like a B-52 if you just stare at it. I love those engines.

-Matt *** :) ***
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very strange...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Did they rob a B-52 to get those engines?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, I have never seen that before. Some kind of experiment here?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I have a feeling the aircraft was modified for a movie...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Regular wing. engines are together in packs of two with extra wing tanks. now that would be interesting to see a commercial 744 operating pax. flights.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WTF? That's really odd. And is it just me, or are the engines off-angle relative to the fuselage?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Need to fix the shadows to fit the picture mod. nice try.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The engine pods appear at strange angles - very odd? Interesting shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hm.. I've checked the registration and serial number, nothing similar there. A fake?
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a special jumbo !!Any one can tell who is she?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is it just me or are those "engines" turned slightly inward?
Anonymous
11 years ago
No no no the quality is not bad! Great angle and rare a/c
Anonymous
11 years ago
Whaaaat is thaaaaat ????. Any explanation ?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks kinda stupid :-) (gp)
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm completely confused?????????? great shot:P
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, nice shot and very interesting aircraft.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Might be starring in another Superman movie?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Strange... Isen't this the 747 that whe can see in the TV series TopGear?? If it is, is becaming an actor! Cheers
Anonymous
11 years ago
What is this?? B(Bomber)-747???
Anonymous
11 years ago
Whats that? what about the regular engines?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice shot. Has that thing flown before?? If you notice the engines obviously have a toe in angle probably to help maximize thrust.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot. Leaves more questions than answers. Is this a real aircraft, or something put together for a movie? Why are the engines in a single pod? What are the outer wing pods? Is this some secret experimental project>
Anonymous
11 years ago
Are they drop tanks or housings for refueling drogues? As i think the fuel in those drop tanks (if indeed they are) would last all of 10 seconds....

Interesting though, i wonder what it is?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I´m impressed with this one. Looks so... great! T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
No comment on those weired modifications yet? Thank you for sharing Ben. Nice picture! But does anyone know why?...
Anonymous
11 years ago
In the airliners forum someone said, it's for the new James Bond film.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Veeery interesting, to me it looks like it CAN fly.
Military budget probably?
Anonymous
11 years ago
That registration is fictional =P
(click on it)

Sweet capture though!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Interesting bird. The answer to why this is created lies in another photo of this bird at Dunsfold. It is for a film.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Rego is reserved for film industry, check out registrations N9748C and N9747P, or get the FAA spin, http://www.awp.faa.gov/affairs/film_facts.htm The film this one's for, who knows? Interesting shot though!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Maybe the new Bond Film...

Nice plane.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very strange. This is the Aeroplane on top gear I always look out for it when I watch top gear. I hope they don't smash the plane up for whatever film they are using it for.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It has to be for a film. And clearly designed by an aviation expert... Should make a good comedy.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Interesting aircraft! Notice how the reg is the same as the Midwest 727 also used in a movie.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The name is bond...james bond......this acf is said to be apearing in the new James Bond film.....very funky
Anonymous
11 years ago
Strange. I was wondering if the engine pylon could handle the stress of the two fans on it... What about the side to side movement that I saw on an old tv show that showed the B52 engineering process back in the SAC days. It stated some type of shearing stress came up when two engines shared the same pod and so on. Think the fix had to be added into the airframe at production and not able to be added to a frame of a pax jet.
Anonymous
11 years ago
An EX European Air Charter aircraft looking at the old reg I believe.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great composite image! I like the different and separate perspectives of the two wings with their "pods" - and the unique shadows cast on the ground - like an SU-37's! Very interesting.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice modifications to a classic - it is in fact for the new 007 film. I was just reading about it at commanderbond.net/article/3373 I guess no Photoshop work here!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That aircraft is seen on top gear when they are on the track.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is it able to fly ??
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo looks awesome!! In my opinion the plane looks much better on this picture then in the James Bond movie `Casino Royale´...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love it, any1 seen the fith gear ep. where they pull this plane with a touareg v10 diesel? So hollywood since they got a range rove next to it... expensive stuff. That plane weighed around 280tons
Anonymous
8 years ago
This plane is a 747 that was devoloped for the James Bond movie Casino Royale, the designer of the mods wanted to create a flying version but no one would give him the money to do so so this is a static, And yes this is the plane seen in top gear. The reason it is at the top gear track is because the producers of the movie turned dunsfold aerodrome into miami airport to save money than shutting down Miami Aiport to film the scenes
The please is attually called the Skyfleet S750
Anonymous
5 years ago
Hmm,the lh & rh engine pylons seemed cross-eyed....
Anonymous
4 years ago
After finding a bit more out about this aircraft, I have found out that originally was a 747-200B but with the code 747-236B, and it was Operated by British Airways. It was built in 1980 and had the registration G-BDXJ. Both of the codes N9747P and N88892 are fake and are used entirely for filming. :)

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