Photo Album: "Weird Planes"

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“Weird Planes”

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Photo ID: 1645291
Views: 74590
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Airbus Transport International
Airbus A300B4-608ST Super Transporter
Dresden (- Klotzsche) (DRS / EDDC)
Germany, January 7, 2010
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F-GSTA / 1 (cn 655) The Beluga brought the fuselage of the A400M testbed to IABG mbh at Dresden. Sorry for bad weather.
Olaf Wagner
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Photo ID: 1678531
Views: 6519
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Airbus Skylink
Aero Spacelines 377SGT Super Guppy Turbine
Paris - Le Bourget (LBG / LFPB)
France, July 1983
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F-BTGV / 1 (cn 001) Double ugly! With No4 F-GEAI. I wish I had waited till later in the day for the sun to come round, but at the time these were common!
A J Best
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Photo ID: 1304879
Views: 112229
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Lockheed Martin
Boeing 737-330(CATB)
Fort Worth - NAS JRB / Carswell Field (AFB) (FWH / NFW)
USA - Texas, December 7, 2007
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N35LX (cn 23528/1290) The CATB (Cooperative Avionics Test Bed) aicraft on final approach for a landing at the Lockheed Martin Fort Worth Texas plant. The CATB is a modified Boeing 737-300 used to test the mission systems of the F-35 Lightning II. The external modifications include a sensor wing forward of the main wing, added structure on the top and at the bottom of the fuselage and a modified nose representing the F-35 nose. (Canon 350D + 100-400 L IS)
Tristan van der Vlugt
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Photo ID: 1675466
Views: 10994
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IAI Elta
Boeing 737-297/Adv
Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod) (TLV / LLBG)
Israel, March 2010
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4X-AOT (cn 21740/562) What a wicked nose on this one, and you wouldn't believe what's going on inside!
Yochai Mossi - AirTeamImages
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Photo ID: 0776727
Views: 116941
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USA - Army
Boeing 767-200(AST)
Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV)
USA - California, November 22, 2004
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N767BA (cn 22233/1) The First Boeing B767 ever built, now left in the desert after converted to surveillance testbed. [Nikon D100]
Sam Chui
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Photo ID: 0696301
Views: 5730
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USA - Air Force
Boeing EC-135E (717-157)
Rome - Griffiss Airpark (AFB) (RME / KRME)
USA - New York, September 4, 1986
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61-0330 (cn 18237) ARIA (Advanced Range Instrumented Aircraft) EC-135E, converted in 1982 from EC-135N by replacing the J57 with TF33 engines. Assigned to 4950th Test Wing. On display at the Griffiss AFB Open House
Gary Chambers
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Photo ID: 0301301
Views: 7922
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USA - Air Force
Boeing EC-135N (717-158)
Tahiti - Papeete - Faa'a International (PPT / NTAA)
French Polynesia, June 1981
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62-4128 (cn 18468) Radome nose close-up. Logo of the Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, with the Wright Flyer on it.
TriplET
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Photo ID: 0907783
Views: 10730
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Untitled (Northrop Grumman)
BAC 111-401AK One-Eleven
Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI)
USA - Maryland, August 15, 2005
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N164W (cn 090) This was quite an odd looking aircraft to see on approach. This plane is owned by Northrop Grumman and the large pod and abnormal nose cone are used as avionics test platforms. Seen on final to 33L at BWI.
Kyle Donagher
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Photo ID: 0084108
Views: 179317
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Pratt & Whitney Canada
Boeing 720-023B
Montreal - Saint-Hubert (YHU / CYHU)
Canada - Quebec, September 1998
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C-FETB (cn 18024/177) Del 02/61 to American as N7538A. P&W Canada's flying test bench (also known as "Pinocchio") photographed in the hangar at St-Hubert.
Martin Vézina
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Photo ID: 1028437
Views: 33395
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Pratt & Whitney Canada
Boeing 720-023B
Montreal - Saint-Hubert (YHU / CYHU)
Canada - Quebec, March 28, 2006
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C-FETB (cn 18024/177) After flying for Middle East Airlines (MEA) in the early 80s, this weird looking aircraft now has a second life flying for Pratt & Whitney Canada as a flying engine testbed. It is seen here testing a PW610F turbofan, attached on the side of the aircraft.
Alex G.-Denicourt - Contrails Aviation Photography
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Photo ID: 1095476
Views: 31708
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UK - Air Force
Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2 (801)
Kinloss (FSS / EGQK)
UK - Scotland, June 24, 2006
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XV231 (cn 8006) Part of the Kinloss Maritime Reconnaissance Wing, which comprises 120, 201 and 42[R]Squadrons.
Mark McEwan
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Photo ID: 0884197
Views: 40506
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Tajikistan - OSORT
Yakovlev Yak-52 (Aerostar)
Fakhrobod
Tajikistan, July 8, 2005
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16 white Operated by the Airclub of Dushanbe. OSORT is the Tajik equivalent of the Russian DOSAAF.
Patrick de Goumoens
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Photo ID: 0808017
Views: 54591
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Pratt & Whitney Canada
Boeing 720-023(B)
Montreal - Saint-Hubert (YHU / CYHU)
Canada - Quebec, 2002
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C-FETB (cn 18024/177) Engine Test Bed (ETB) before a flight with a PT6A-68 in the nose.
Marc Methot
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Photo ID: 1907925
Views: 40872
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Pratt & Whitney Canada
Boeing 720-023B
Montreal - Saint-Hubert (YHU / CYHU)
Canada - Quebec, August 20, 2010
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C-FETB (cn 18024/177) The last Boeing 720 in service in the world is seen on final approach for the runway 24R during one of his last flight before his final retirement. Today, it is equipped with a PW150 engine designed for the Dash 8-Q400..
Daniel Lapierre Forget
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Photo ID: 0219210
Views: 24080
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Pratt & Whitney Canada
Boeing 720-023B
Plattsburgh - International (AFB) (PBG / KPBG)
USA - New York, August 2001
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C-FETB (cn 18024/177) Test bed aircraft for Pratt & Whitney Canada. Modified nose is used to test turbo-prop engines. Radar moved to above the cockpit.
William Pedersen
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Photo ID: 2061195
Views: 33650
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Air France
Aerospatiale-British Aerospace Concorde 101
London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK)
UK - England, April 1996
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F-BTSD (cn 213) Part of a $500m re-branding project by Pepsi Cola included this spectacular Concorde repaint, which lasted for just 10 days at the beginning of April 1996. 2,000 hours of painting work were needed at Orly for the surprise unveiling at Gatwick on 2.4.96, in the presence of a number of show business and sports stars. A promotional tour of 10 cities across Europe and the Middle East followed. Supersonic flight above M1.70 over 20 mins in the blue paintwork was not allowed due to heat concerns
Richard Vandervord
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Photo ID: 2075901
Views: 59944
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American Airlines
Boeing 757-223
Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS)
USA - Massachusetts, April 17, 2006
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N177AN / 5FM (cn 32396/996) How do you get an aircraft of the 90's into a hangar from the 50's? Simple, you lower the tail by raising the nose.
Rudy Chiarello
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Photo ID: 1115914
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Boeing
Boeing 757-200 Catfish
Palmdale - Production Flight Test Installation AF Plant 42 (PMD / KPMD)
USA - California, February 13, 2006
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N757A (cn 22212/1) F-22 Avionics Testbed has the nose of an F-22 mounted on its forward fuselage. F-22 electronic warfare (EW) and communication, navigation and identification (CNI) sensors are mounted on the sensor wing bove the cockpit.
Brian Lockett
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