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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:19 PM
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hi there,

i am hopefull some one on here can help me identify the following plane :






the photo was taken in the USA by a friend. i am aware it is a spy plane but why the colourfull paint job ??

many thanks

snoopyuk

[edit on 4-2-2008 by snoopyuk]




posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:20 PM
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It's an E-3 Sentry AWACS. It's not a spy plane, it's a radar control aircraft. That one looks like it's a NATO bird. I'll try to dig up other pictures of it.


Here are some other examples. They're special paint jobs commemorating events. This one looks like the 50th anniversary of something.







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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:21 PM
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thanks zaphod58 , i see the `normal` coloured ones every day as i am living near the main base in the UK .

i am gratefull.

snoopyuk

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:27 PM
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Yep, AWAC.

Here is one of ours taking off...they take off before the jets....and land after the jets
And are VERY cool looking inside



(taken from my house on base)



posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 05:24 PM
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thanks for the reply,

that is the same as the ones i normally see here in the UK, the one in the op however was in the USA and seems to have a commercial paint job rather than normal mil colours.

snoopyuk



posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 05:26 PM
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thanks zaphod58....

snoopyuk



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 09:06 AM
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What you are looking at is a NATO E3-A Sentry AWACs plane commemorating an anniversary: see photo below:




[edit on 5-2-2008 by Bagheera]

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posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 02:29 PM
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Thankyou Bagheera.....do you know what the anniversary was ??

thanks

snoopyuk



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 03:01 PM
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25th anniversary of E-3 operations I believe

www.airliners.net...

www.airliners.net...


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