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Boeing YAL-1

21.3k FrankieB  5.6 years ago
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Did you say, More 747s?
History:
The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed (formerly Airborne Laser) weapons system was a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. It is primarily designed as a missile defense system to destroy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), while in boost phase. The aircraft was designated YAL-1A in 2004 by the U.S. Department of Defense.[1]

The YAL-1 with a low-power laser was test-fired in flight at an airborne target in 2007.[2] A high-energy laser was used to intercept a test target in January 2010,[3] and the following month, successfully destroyed two test missiles.[4] Funding for the program was cut in 2010 and the program was canceled in December 2011.[5] It made its final flight on February 14, 2012 to Davis–Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona to be prepared and kept in storage at the "Boneyard" by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 118.7ft (36.2m)
  • Length 94.3ft (28.7m)
  • Height 28.1ft (8.6m)
  • Empty Weight 49,300lbs (22,362kg)
  • Loaded Weight 66,048lbs (29,958kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.041
  • Wing Loading 36.4lbs/ft2 (177.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,814.5ft2 (168.6m2)
  • Drag Points 16855

Parts

  • Number of Parts 224
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    100k Wallaby

    @FrankieB Its more satisfying going onto the site and seeing the little red button saying "1 new"

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    21.3k FrankieB

    @ForeverPie always nice to see "you have a new comment on your post" from this site

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    100k Wallaby

    @FrankieB yeah

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    21.3k FrankieB

    @ForeverPie email notifications are nice

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    100k Wallaby

    @FrankieB Makes me glad to see that you still even exist on SP.

    2.8 years ago
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    21.3k FrankieB

    @ForeverPie it makes me glad to see new comments on a post that is nearly three years old

    2.8 years ago
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    100k Wallaby

    @8bitgamer33 Yeah, the 757 is the C-32.

    2.8 years ago
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    @ForeverPie Actually that is wrong. Yes, there are two VC-25As, but they are both 747-200s (specifically 747-2G4Bs).

    2.8 years ago
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    21.3k FrankieB

    @TheGuyWhoFliesToGetHisPie here is what I found VC-25 c-32 757

    5.6 years ago
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    100k Wallaby

    @FrankieB There are 2 VC-25s one is a B757-200 and the other is a B747-200

    5.6 years ago
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    21.3k FrankieB

    @TheGuyWhoFliesToGetHisPie yeah, and another difference is that AF-1 is known as a VC-25

    5.6 years ago
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    100k Wallaby

    @FrankieB updated for the President.

    5.6 years ago
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    21.3k FrankieB

    @TheGuyWhoFliesToGetHisPie yeah just minor differences here and there

    5.6 years ago
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    100k Wallaby

    @FrankieB oh? Because the AF1 is really an E-4.

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    21.3k FrankieB

    @TheGuyWhoFliesToGetHisPie I'll build the E-4 and an entirely different AF-1

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    100k Wallaby

    @FrankieB YES! E-4 Can you make it AF1 livery?

    5.6 years ago
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    21.3k FrankieB

    @TheGuyWhoFliesToGetHisPie and I plan to build one more 747 and that is the Boeing E-4, as I have had many attempts to build the dreamlifter and that doesnt go well

    5.6 years ago
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    21.3k FrankieB

    @TheGuyWhoFliesToGetHisPie Are you talking about the first 747 I made, this one?

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    100k Wallaby

    @FrankieB I really have no opinion. The first 747 you made I was very critical on but then I saw that you can make very good planes. Keep going if you wish. :)

    5.6 years ago
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    21.3k FrankieB

    @TheGuyWhoFliesToGetHisPie I have a question, do you like how I have built several varients of the 747 or is it getting annoying

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    21.3k FrankieB

    @TheGuyWhoFliesToGetHisPie idk, I guess there was no use for it

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    100k Wallaby

    @FrankieB the YAL-1.

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    21.3k FrankieB

    @Shutkibbles174 ok, Ill work on that as soon as Im finished twith my current projects

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    21.3k FrankieB

    @Shutkibbles174 thanks, have any more suggestions? like AWACS or other aircraft

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    21.3k FrankieB

    @TheGuyWhoFliesToGetHisPie get rid of what?

    5.6 years ago
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