G5/550 wide-body............

Fly91

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Anyone else see this video of the G5/550 taxiing, then taking off, its been on the news every day since this whole Government request came in for 3 new 550's.

I can't find any pictures of it on the net, but the video is clear as a bell.

Its either a G5 or a 550. It has extended fuselage sides that look to be maybe 2 feet out on each side. Looks like it adds like 4 feet of fuse width.

Maybe its just some military conversion they did on one of them.

They show a quick clip of a cockpit right after the take-off clip, don't know if its that planes' cockpit, but it is a G5 cockpit in the short clip.


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antennas for military surveillance.... i.e. side looking RADAR
 

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antennas for military surveillance.... i.e. side looking RADAR
You sure. The extended sides are the entire length of the fuse, from just behind the windscreens all the way back to just before the engines.

I'm surpirsed, whatever it is...that they don't effect the engines intake airflow. The extensions are huge.

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You sure. The extended sides are the entire length of the fuse, from just behind the windscreens all the way back to just before the engines.

I'm surpirsed, whatever it is...that they don't effect the engines intake airflow. The extensions are huge.

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I found this...

N969GA c/n 5069. Became 569 (Israeli Air Force). Another 'Pioneer Fish Eagle' on delivery via Edinburgh to the Israeli Air Force
 

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This what you saw?

Thats it. I guess with no windows its definitely not a passenger jet anymore. In the video of it taxiing and taking off that they've been showing on FOX news its hard to see that there were no windows. But thats definitely it.

Thanks.

I was like damn, "that is one awesome STC. Make a G5 like 8 feet wider. Kind a like a pop-out trailer.

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Make a G5 like 8 feet wider. Kind a like a pop-out trailer.

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Complete with screened in porch and an A/C window unit...
 

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Appears to have a completely new nose section also, just below the windscreen. I love those spook planes!
 

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I was like damn, "that is one awesome STC. Make a G5 like 8 feet wider. Kind a like a pop-out trailer.

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So, like a Global. Sweet!
 
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