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by crjmech
Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Power Up The APU
Replies: 19
Views: 5970

RE: Can You Power Up The APU

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by crjmech
Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Power Up The APU
Replies: 19
Views: 5970

RE: Can You Power Up The APU

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by crjmech
Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About The Horizontal Tail On A CRJ?
Replies: 17
Views: 9596

RE: Questions About The Horizontal Tail On A CRJ?

Mr. Spaceman- just FYI, the horizontal stab trim actuator is barely visible in the first pic you posted. It's the black device just aft of the elevator pitch feel assy. It's partially obscured by the small bulkhead. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="...

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by crjmech
Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Flashlights For Mx
Replies: 128
Views: 20724

RE: Best Flashlights For Mx

I've used an assortment of lights over time. Like T prop, I'm somewhat of a fetishist. The lights that come with many cordless drill/drivers (Makita, DeWalt, etc.) are <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> provided they're placed in a flat, stable location. I had a Makita headlight that u...

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by crjmech
Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Plane Did I Just See?
Replies: 13
Views: 9596

RE: What Plane Did I Just See?

Since you mentioned recent fire fighting activity, perhaps it was a converted S-2. The original radial engines are quite loud. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/855551/L/" target="_blank">View...

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by crjmech
Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's This Equipment Inside A CRJ's Tail?
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

RE: What's This Equipment Inside A CRJ's Tail?

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by crjmech
Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's This Equipment Inside A CRJ's Tail?
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

RE: What's This Equipment Inside A CRJ's Tail?

That's the ram-air duct for the cabin air(the intake is located at the bottom of the vertical stab). The photo is taken looking aft, placing the APU behind the photographer. The trapezoidal structures on the "funnel" of the duct are spring-loaded doors that allow air in when duct pressure is less th...

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by crjmech
Sun May 08, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying In Thunder & Lightning
Replies: 45
Views: 19628

RE: Flying In Thunder & Lightning

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by crjmech
Sat May 07, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying In Thunder & Lightning
Replies: 45
Views: 19628

RE: Flying In Thunder & Lightning

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by crjmech
Fri May 06, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Black Training Aircraft -
Replies: 11
Views: 3295

RE: Black Training Aircraft -

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by crjmech
Fri May 06, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying In Thunder & Lightning
Replies: 45
Views: 19628

RE: Flying In Thunder & Lightning

We had a CRJ-200 a few years back take a hit during approach into <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>. It blew off most of one of the winglets- I wish I still had the pictures- quite impressive. Had another take a less serious hit coming into...

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by crjmech
Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Play X-box Live Here?
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

RE: Anyone Play X-box Live Here?

I do enjoy Halo 2, even though I'm pretty lousy. I just can't hang in the Slayer matches; I prefer the objective-type games (Oddball, King of the Hill, Juggernaut, etc.). They're a lot easier on those of us who haven't spent countless hours memorizing every nook and cranny of every map. I've played ...

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by crjmech
Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best War Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 2653

RE: Best War Movies

A few that haven't been mentioned yet....

They Were Expendable
A Midnight Clear
The Enemy Below
The Halls of Montezuma
Three Kings
Galipoli
The Dirty Dozen
Fail-Safe
The Great Escape
M*A*S*H

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by crjmech
Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which Star Trek Ship Are You?
Replies: 41
Views: 12231

RE: Which Star Trek Ship Are You?

<img src="http://images.quizilla.com/T/TJHairball/1106433316_voyconstel.jpg" border="0" alt="explorers"><br>You are a Constellation class starship, or possibly<br>an Intrepid. Curiousity is your life. "To boldly go"<br>never went to such extremes as you are willing<br>to take it. You have nice legs....

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by crjmech
Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Engine Oil Pressure Switches
Replies: 1
Views: 2416

RE: CRJ Engine Oil Pressure Switches

Try loosening the b-nuts at the other end of the sense lines prior to tightening the lines at the switches. This should give the flares a little more wiggle room. Apologies in advance if this info isn't bang on, it's been just over three years since I've last laid hands on a CRJ. Good luck!

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by crjmech
Fri May 14, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Star Trek Film?
Replies: 35
Views: 3126

RE: What Is Your Favorite Star Trek Film?

The Wrath of Kahn, hands down.

Bones:"Go? Where?"
Kirk:"Where they went."
Bones:"And what if they went nowhere?"
Kirk:"Then think of this as your big chance to get away from it all."
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Kirk:"I would not presume to debate you."
Spock:"That is wise."

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by crjmech
Tue May 13, 2003 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wolverine's Fury ->X2
Replies: 16
Views: 3096

RE: Wolverine's Fury ->X2

Just FYI, but in the X-Men comics, the jet was an SR-71 enhanced with alien technology. It was even referred to as "the Blackbird". The look of the plane has made the transition to the big screen, but not the reason why.

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by crjmech
Thu Jul 04, 2002 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snakehead Fish Found In Maryland Pond (Freaky)
Replies: 28
Views: 7515

RE: Snakehead Fish Found In Maryland Pond (Freaky)

Damn, that thing looks like a bichar eel on steroids. About the pirhana, I've never actually seen any for sale myself (dunno if or where they may be legal), but I have seen some less-than-reputable dealers try to pawn off various species of pacu and silver dollars as pirhana. Both types are related ...

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by crjmech
Fri Mar 22, 2002 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good World War 2 Movies?
Replies: 31
Views: 1920

RE: Good World War 2 Movies?

Although the historical accuracy may be circumspect, I would recommend most any John Wayne WWII movie for the entertainment value alone. "In Harms Way" and "They Were Expendable" are two of my favorites. "Hell In The Pacific" with Lee Marvin is also very good. For something made more recently try "A...

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by crjmech
Fri Jun 22, 2001 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lucy Lawless Has An English Accent?
Replies: 6
Views: 4340

RE: Lucy Lawless Has An English Accent?

Actually, it's a Kiwi accent. Ms. Lawless is from New Zealand. Lots of actors have to adopt (or subdue, depending on your P.O.V.) their accents for certain roles. For instance, I didn't know that Hugh Jackman (Wolverine in the X-Men movie) was an Aussie until I caught him giving an interview on TV w...

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by crjmech
Wed Jun 20, 2001 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upgrading A Gateway PC
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Upgrading A Gateway PC

I own a Gateway PC which I purchased new nearly 2 yrs. ago. I have had no major problems and am very pleased with the machine. However, I would like to begin upgrading in the near future (new vid and sound cards, more RAM, adding a burner, etc.). How many components can I buy "off-the-shelf" and hav...

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by crjmech
Sat Jun 16, 2001 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Fave 80's Metal Band
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

RE: Your Fave 80's Metal Band

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by crjmech
Wed Jun 13, 2001 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Check Out This A300 Engine Damage!
Replies: 9
Views: 3189

RE: Check Out This A300 Engine Damage!

Looks like FOD with accompanying uncontained engine failure.

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by crjmech
Tue Jun 12, 2001 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naughtiness In The US House Of Representatives!
Replies: 9
Views: 3282

RE: Naughtiness In The US House Of Representatives!

I'd pay good money to see both of these jerks do each other in. No matter how it came out, there would be one less politician. We all win!

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by crjmech
Tue Jun 12, 2001 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Condensation
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Disregard Last Transmission!

What was I thinking? The condensation I described is driven by a decrease in temprature which is sometimes due to a <i>drop</i> in pressure, not an increase as I said earlier. The vapor you saw in the cabin was probably due to the crew setting the packs at a relatively cold temp, causing the water i...

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by crjmech
Tue Jun 12, 2001 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Condensation
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

RE: Cabin Condensation

Like the saying goes, "It's not so much the heat as it is the humidity." If the air entering the a/c system is high in water vapor content, the moisture will condense as it is compressed by the ACMs and appear as a fog-like vapor. The same principle causes the "smoke" often seen streaming from the w...

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by crjmech
Thu Jun 07, 2001 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Area-51, Read This And Comment Please.
Replies: 26
Views: 2556

The Phone Call

Here's a direct link to a sound file of the call to Art Bell regarding Area 51. There's a twist that I forgot about that if anything, makes the whole situation even more weird. You will need RealPlayer to hear the clip. <a href="http://www.artbell.com/mediafiles/area51out.ram" target=_blank>http://w...

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by crjmech
Thu Jun 07, 2001 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Area-51, Read This And Comment Please.
Replies: 26
Views: 2556

RE: Area-51, Read This And Comment Please.

The song you are referring to is the last track from Tool's latest release "Lateralus". The "lyrics" as you called them, are an excerpt from a phone call made to the Art Bell radio show some time ago. In case you're not familiar with the premise of Mr. Bell's show, it is carried on AM radio stations...

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by crjmech
Tue May 29, 2001 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Greedy Pro Athlete...
Replies: 37
Views: 1405

To The Metric Haters In The Audience...

DLX is now wearing your collective ass as a hat and he looks quite good in it. Give up now and save yourself (and your countrymen!) further embarassment. Really now, defending a system of measurement where one of the units is derived from the length of three barleycorns lined up end to end (the inch...

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by crjmech
Wed May 23, 2001 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilatus PC-12:Right Aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 6139

RE: Pilatus PC-12:Right Aircraft?

<i>Single engine pax plane for schedualed service? Did you even open a reg book? It's not allowed. Beach 1900, Jetstream 31 are your only option in that market .</i> ----------------------------------------------------- Ummm... then how do you explain these guys? <a href="http://www.smartair.ca" tar...

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by crjmech
Fri May 11, 2001 6:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Doolittle Raider Reunion @ FAT
Replies: 1
Views: 2225

Doolittle Raider Reunion @ FAT

This weekend there will be a reunion of the surviving members of Gen. Jimmy Doolittle's raid on Tokyo here in Fresno. There will be a number of WWII-vintage aircraft on display including what is being billed as the largest gathering of B-25s since the war. All the activities will be held on the airp...

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by crjmech
Fri May 11, 2001 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will Lockheed Martin Build The 'VentureStar'?
Replies: 7
Views: 2903

RE: When Will Lockheed Martin Build The 'VentureStar'?

Since NASA withdrew from the X-33 project (precursor to VentureStar) the fate of the VentureStar is very much up in the air. Go to http://www.venturestar.com for the details.

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by crjmech
Mon May 07, 2001 5:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Commercial Airports That Are Also Military Bases
Replies: 46
Views: 7024

About FAT

Besides the ANG F-16s (the Phantoms went bye-bye a few years back) there is also an Army Air National Gaurd base in Fresno. At least two Shorts Sherpas are based there as well as a large variety of helos. I belive the base serves as a depot-level maintenance base for the helicopters. In addition, we...

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by crjmech
Mon May 07, 2001 1:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favorite Fighterplane
Replies: 41
Views: 2791

RE: Favorite Fighterplane

DeHavilland Mosquito <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=24551" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/5/5/024551.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="135"></a><br>Photo &...

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by crjmech
Sat May 05, 2001 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Galleys On CRJ And ERJ
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

RE: Galleys On CRJ And ERJ

A second galley (equipped with ovens) is available as an option on the CRJ. According to what the instructors at the Bombardier Training Center told us, the second galley has been chosen by several European operators, but has yet to be ordered by any North American ones.

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by crjmech
Fri May 04, 2001 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Great Movie Scenes
Replies: 20
Views: 1835

RE: Great Movie Scenes

Even though <i>Blade Runner</i> was only mistakenly mentioned earlier, it's a pretty good film. Rutger Hauer's death in the film really sticks with me. <i>"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. I've seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've seen C-beams glittering in the dark...

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by crjmech
Thu May 03, 2001 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Japanese Cartoons?
Replies: 42
Views: 2025

DeltaRNOmd-80

You're right. It is "Ghost in the Shell". Nevertheless, a good show all the same.

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by crjmech
Thu May 03, 2001 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favourite Classic Cartoon
Replies: 13
Views: 2243

RE: Your Favourite Classic Cartoon

The Bugs Bunny cartoons based on operas. The Barber of Seville, the Wagnerian viking opus and the one with the hats. Also Wiley Coyote vs. the Roadrunner. When I was little, I cheered for the Roadrunner. Now I relate more with the coyote. Oh, and anything done by Tex Avery.

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by crjmech
Thu May 03, 2001 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Japanese Cartoons?
Replies: 42
Views: 2025

RE: Japanese Cartoons?

First of all, I think it unfair to call Japanese animation crap because DragonballZ and Pokemon don't stack up to classic fare such as Bugs Bunny. Saturday morning and after-school T.V. cartoons in general have been steadily going down the toilet for years now. To compare most any cartoon made today...

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by crjmech
Thu May 03, 2001 6:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bird Injestion
Replies: 27
Views: 2485

RE: Bird Injestion

It's my understanding that the spiral painted on many fan hub spinners is there to scare away birds.

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by crjmech
Thu Apr 26, 2001 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Albums Of The 90s
Replies: 28
Views: 3016

RE: Best Albums Of The 90s

Presenting the yin and the yang, the alpha and the omega........


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by crjmech
Thu Apr 26, 2001 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For Mechs Who Worked On Garrett 331s
Replies: 12
Views: 5876

RE: Question For Mechs Who Worked On Garrett 331s

My last job was as a mechanic for Trans States working on their TPE-331 powered J-32s. The engine is renowned for wimping out when the mecrury starts to climb. To illustrate, a co-worker of mine went down to PSP one balmy July day to fix a broken plane. After completing the job, he somehow badgered ...

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by crjmech
Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

RE: Maintenance

As long as the subcontractor is a proven, reputable company (i.e. BFGoodrich) I don't think there is reason for concern. Plus, even though the contractor is not directly beholden to the airline, the airline is still a paying customer. It's not too good for repeat business when the aircraft coming ou...

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by crjmech
Wed Apr 11, 2001 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: System Pumps
Replies: 11
Views: 2124

RE: System Pumps

The CRJ has three hyd. systems; 1, 2, and 3 with a total of six pumps between them. Pumps 1A and 2A are EDPs. Pumps 1B and 2B are ACMPs (Alternating Current Motor Pump) and are located in the aft equipment bay. Pumps 3A and 3B are also ACMPs and are located in the aft portion of both wing fillets.

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by crjmech
Tue Apr 10, 2001 10:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Heat Exchangers
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

RE: Heat Exchangers

Dunno about the heat exchangers in the 767 hyd. system, but there is one installed in the CRJ. All that Skydrol running around in a circle at 3000 psi. tends to get a little hot, so we run it through an air/fluid heat exchanger (like a automobile radiator) to cool it down. The exchanger is located i...

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by crjmech
Tue Apr 10, 2001 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa To Boycott China Goods -- Give Me A Break!
Replies: 82
Views: 3242

RE: Mesa To Boycott China Goods -- Give Me A Break!

Greeneyes-
Ha! I wish we had something that good looking. But I guess our existing fleet is pretty sharp, even if only a mother could love the 1900D.

As for the boycott announced by the esteemed Mr. Jonathan, I'm keeping my opinions strictly on the down-low.

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by crjmech
Mon Apr 09, 2001 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unidentified 707 Variant
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

Galaxy5

You're right, the aircraft pictured in my original post is an EC-135 and not an E-6. However, if you re-read my post, you will see that I added the picture to approximate the aircraft I saw since I could not find a picture of it. The aircraft I actually saw was indeed an E-6B Mercury.

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by crjmech
Sat Apr 07, 2001 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Rock And Rock Concerts For People Who Can Not..
Replies: 25
Views: 2845

RE: Is Rock And Rock Concerts For People Who Can Not..

Perhaps it can also be said that dance concerts are for people cannot appreciate real music.  Acting devilish

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by crjmech
Sat Apr 07, 2001 4:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unidentified 707 Variant
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

Sorry For Beating A Dead Horse

Well, I just read though Redngold's post about the "chem-trail" photo only to see that it was an E-6! I also took some time to thumb through my collection of "Aircraft of the World" cards (I recommend them, they're not super-technical but they've got all sorts of good photos and neat little factoids...

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by crjmech
Sat Apr 07, 2001 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unidentified 707 Variant
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

RE: Unidentified 707 Variant

A-ha! I had looked over the Boeing site in my search, but didn't see the telltale "hump" and had written it off. But I can see that the E-6 is indeed the aircraft in question. I'm going to guess and call it the "B" model due to it's expanded role in the command and control of all US strategic forces...

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