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Help With plane ID's

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posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 05:31 AM
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I was using Google Earth to work on an ATS project to build a 3D model of Groom Lake. While using the satellite imagery, I zoomed in on two aircraft I happen to spot in the image. At first, I though they were 737 JANET aircraft. However, closer inspection reveild straight wings (737's have swept wings). Next, I guessed they were U-2's, but quickly the shape isn't quite right for a U-2(Something can be seen extending forward from under the wing, but it's not a superpod, or it would also extend to the rear).

My current thought is some kind of cargo aircraft, but I can't seem to find one that looks right for the shape I'm seeing!

Now, I'm turning to my fellow ATS aircraft experts. Take a look at these pictures:



Can anyone tell me what these aircraft are?


Tim




posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 06:04 AM
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I think they are two of the fleet of JANETs. Many people only know the 737s with red stripes but EG&G also operate some Beechs.

Check out the Dreamland Resort Janet Page

You can see they operate 3 Beech 1900C and 3 Beech King Air B200C.

Also compare with the plan view of the 1900C in the image below and you should be convinced!:



[edit on 12/1/07 by gfad]



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 06:35 AM
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Originally posted by gfad
I think they are two of the fleet of JANETs. Many people only know the 737s with red stripes but EG&G also operate some Beechs.

Check out the Dreamland Resort Janet Page

You can see they operate 3 Beech 1900C and 3 Beech King Air B200C.


Thanks! Good observation.

Tim



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 10:32 AM
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Yes, those are definitely Beech 1900s. They are essentially a stretched version of the B200 King Air and are commonly used as commuter transport aircraft.

The EG&G B1900 aircraft are known as the "Blue & Whites" and their 737s are called the "Red & Whites" because of their paint jobs.

At Groom Lake, they usually park on what is known locally as the "King Air Ramp."



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