Aviation Photo #1921304 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - All Nippon Airways - ANA

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I can't decide if it looks like a pterodactyl or a Shinkansen. Maybe both?
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    All Nippon Airways - ANA
    Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
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    Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
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    Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field
    Washington
    USA
    May 2011
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Anonymous
9 years ago
To me it looks like an incomplete airplane. Come on Boeing, time to get this bird certified & to start delivering airframes
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice behind the scenes shot, and i like the lighting just a wee question are the yellow weights hanging from the wings there to simulate the weight of the engines?
Anonymous
9 years ago
The engine is of far newer generation than anybody had expected. ))
Anonymous
9 years ago
I'd say more like a E2 series Shinkansen. What exactly is going on in this scene? Did they seal up the A/C to hotbox it?! ;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Yeah but this Shinkansen can go faster and comes with a newfangled technology that don't require rails.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The weights are to optimize the Center of Gravity of the aircraft so it doesn't tip over without the engines. Also keep in mind that the wings have a certain loading assuming the engines are on...quite possibly relieves stress on the wings to have weights suspended from them!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Whether it's a Shinkansen or a pterodactyl - it IS a truly stunning aircraft - truly beautiful lines...
Anonymous
9 years ago
In this angle, it really looks like a shinkansen promoting ANA of course. T.B.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Perhaps... it is doing some curls.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice picture, the 787's WILL be dinosaurs if they don't get in the air in big numbers and soon!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I wish the shape of the nose of the 787 was like that. The aerodynamical gain would be fantastic even though it would add some kilos to the airframe.

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