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Old Oct 1, 2006, 4:27 PM   #1
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It is a little unusual to see a 747 At Dyess Air Base here in Abilene. Then I saw the addititon on the top of it. Does anyone know what that is or who might have been in this plane?It was a long way off and I had to crop this quite a bit.

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Old Oct 1, 2006, 6:20 PM   #2
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Hi!

Good Pic.

As far as I know there were several Star-wars like laser experiments with the 747.I think I remeber seeing sth. similar in connection wit a tv documentation to that effect. If it was used to measure aerosol distribution in the atmosphere, or to create an aersol of a missile, I don`t remeber any more.

Would liek to hear a more informed opinion myself.

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Old Oct 1, 2006, 6:23 PM   #3
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Hi Don

That kind of looks like Air force One or one of the fleet of 747's that are used for AFOne.

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Old Oct 1, 2006, 6:35 PM   #4
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Don As HarjTT said, it does appear to be AF one! Appears to be someone , maybe Secret Service on the steps. At least one SS has to remain with the plane at all times it's on the ground. Maybe that's a satilite dish on top to pickup MTV ! :-) Jim
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 7:11 PM   #5
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Most likely bush wasting our moneycampaigning for some crook.
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 7:43 PM   #6
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Far be it of me to contradict you on the Bush issue. If asked about my opinion, I would say far worse-but until now, it`s your issue (mostly) and I´m sure that the american people will sort it out themselves. As long as the election machines are mechanical. When they are eleectronic, I would not guarantee anything.


However, a short Web reserch showed that the paint scheme as wikipedia and even the Andrews AFB photos show, is somewhat different, much more blue around the cockpit and the tailfin.

There are two planes, but they should look indentical due to obvious reasons. Still, this is a "old-School" 747 with the small diameter engines, that are not as effificent as the new bigger turbofans with a higher bypass ratio.

This would support your theory. Its no modern 747 with elongated top-deck, either. So I´m in doubt.


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Old Oct 1, 2006, 9:03 PM   #7
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interesting :?plane!!!
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 9:53 PM   #8
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Hi! Don, Nice photo of an interesting plane.

Take a look at this movie and enjoy. Look for a plane for similiar to yours toward the end.

http://patriotfiles.org/AirPower.htm
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 10:49 PM   #9
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Don, Take a look at this link. Your plane appears to be a 747-400F. Jim

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/747family/
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 11:27 PM   #10
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Thanks everybody, I thought it looked like Air Force One myself but if anybody important was in town they did not tell anyone. We always have strange goings on out there. Sometimes at night you can hear planes comming and goingthat don't sound like what we usually hear so I guess it could be anything.

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