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Originally posted by Zaphod58
The two tails are B-52s, the other one is a dissasembled U-2. The tail sections comes off right in front of the vertical fin to change engines. As far as the object on top, it's hard to see it, but there were at least two with a "Cats eye" recon pod mounted on top to transmit real-time images back to the interpreters. It could be that. it was a small pod that mounted behind the cockpit.
Originally posted by waynos
I think the wing may look bigger because the trailing edge is casting a shadow, when I posted the image I wanted to say it was a U-2 with the tail removed but was put off by the 'big wing' effect, I only noticed the shadow after everyone else said the same. I must say that I too thought it was the tail section stood on top rather than any equipment or pod, I am now certain of it having looked more closely.
[edit on 30-12-2005 by waynos]