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Aviation Photo #0964416 Boeing E-4B (747-200B) - USA - Air Force

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NOA_bad birds !! What were they thinking? Great to see this rare visitor to Australian shores.
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    Benjamin Freer
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing E-4B (747-200B)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
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    74-0787
    Adelaide - International
    South Australia
    Australia
    November 2005
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Anonymous
13 years ago
Hehe! Your remark is cool!
Anonymous
13 years ago
What are those wires connected to the tail doing? looks like something from a cessna..
Anonymous
13 years ago
Awesome pic, stupid birds! Is there usually a wheel on the wing of a 747?
Anonymous
13 years ago
I hope no bird is in the engines!!!
Huge aircraft!!!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Five stars for you, Benjamin !!!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very good photo! Congrats and also cool remark :)
Anonymous
13 years ago
What a nice shot and what's that 3rd hump on top.
Anonymous
13 years ago
That bird isn't bad at all!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Geeeez!! what's with all the antennas?! and that second hole in the tail?
Anonymous
13 years ago
Is this NAOC that controls the nuclear forces in time of war??
Anonymous
13 years ago
Ah!!! Crows
Anonymous
13 years ago
Oh, dudes! These birds may taste better than those Kentucky Fried Chickens; burnt with those engines!
Anonymous
13 years ago
This is a chilling aircraft. Calling it the Terminator would not be incorrect. Nuff said.
Anonymous
13 years ago
This is the NACP (National Airborne Command Post) Almost like the Air Force One. The things they can do with a 747.
Anonymous
13 years ago
This bird are not dangerous for the plane
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great
Anonymous
13 years ago
Now correct me if Im wrong but the humps and aerials on the roof are various antennas and satellite links, the "cables connected to the tail" are for HF Coms (the little antennas are VHF but the lower frequency HF needs a larger aerial) and the birds COULD be a danger if enough of them went through the compressors of the engine. As for the second hole on the tail, by the APU exhaust, I think its a counter measure discharge point. Last but not least, the "wheel on the wing" is simply the nose wheel seen through the gap left by the inboard aileron.
COOL AIRCRAFT AND COOL PHOTO!! Well done.
Anonymous
13 years ago
I'm afraid of bird strike, too many flock of birds.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Note that there is an extra hole right above the APU exhaust. I never seen it before.
Anonymous
13 years ago
A rare bird indeed. This is also considered classified in the USA. I read where some folks had their equipment taken away for photoging this Doomsday Jet.
Beautiful shot. Congrats. For getting away with it. :)
Anonymous
13 years ago
I reckon a lot us fellow photographs here on Anet can relate to your comment ;)

Fantastic shot mate, absolutely love it.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Air Force One is like the flying Whitehouse. This one is like the flying Pentagon. You can command the armed forces from there too.
Anonymous
13 years ago
G'day mate, Tommo here. Great shot dude. My shots wern't so great, but they may get on when i have time to submit a couple. Keep up the awesome work dude.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Indeed, the two antennas seen attached to the tail are for HF communication.
Anonymous
13 years ago
As the plane seems to be landing, the risk of a bird strike is less than it would be on the take off.

And there is no wheel on the wing. The wheel you see right under the wing is in fact the nose wheel. It's just the perspective.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Beautiful bird (the big One). Very good photo.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great shot!! The plane is taking off isn't it due to the not fully extended flaps and the heat out of the nozzles....but what is that black smoke on the outer left main gear !?
Anonymous
13 years ago
Really nice picture!!One question though...How come these birds were not accused of being terrorists??They were lucky I guess!!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Any time USA air force is in Australia is great
Anonymous
13 years ago
Idk if im seeing things or what, but look under the nose wheel and right of the right main, is there a bird on fire?! Great shot,angle, and focus
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have seen this bird on ground but from a distance - this is a great picture, and shows a lot of detail that could not be seen from the distance! great shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The hole on the rear is indeed APU exhaust. What looks to be a hole above & to the left of it is the aerodynamic, weighted end of a trailing wire antenna that is deployed in conjunction with another one (located at the rear belly) for VLF/LF/MF band communications. The humps atop the fuselage are for a variety of satellite communications -- Inmarsat, Iridium, AFSATCOM/UHF SATCOM, DSCS & MILSTAR. Black patch is for VLF/VLF receive. Aircraft is used as a 'doomsday' airborne command post, & also often just to transport US Secretary of Defense or other senior DOD officials around the world.

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