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Old 11-13-2017, 01:40 PM
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According to my research, American Airlines only used 747SP's, and the original Shuttle Carrier Aircraft was a converted American Airlines 747. Realizing that, I need to do some tweaking with the American 747 I did.
The SCA was converted from a -100. It definitely was never an SP.

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Old 11-13-2017, 01:44 PM
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Yes, umtutsut is right. The SCA was a -100, so paper mate's build looks correct. The SOFIA laboratory was a 747SP, which is also slightly modified to have a taller fuselage than the regular 747. Confusing...
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:00 PM
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According to my research, American Airlines only used 747SP's, and the original Shuttle Carrier Aircraft was a converted American Airlines 747. Realizing that, I need to do some tweaking with the American 747 I did.
Mmm...

Better check again, Murph:

American Airlines Fleet of B747 (History) | Airfleets aviation

I see only 2 SP's, 1 200, and the rest were 100's.

NONE of the shuttle SCA were SP versions.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:57 PM
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That's what I get for trusting Wikipedia.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:30 PM
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There were well over 50 different operators of the SP, between airlines, government, testing and even corporate use.
So a SP would be a welcome addition to the fleet.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:58 PM
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That's what I get for trusting Wikipedia.
<Spock voice> Fascinating...

The page I found on Wikipedia listed both the -100's and SP's as operated by American, which page did you find?
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:11 PM
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I think he meant the SP's from 1986 to 1994.
Luckily, I'm just a builder not a designer!!!

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Old 11-13-2017, 10:33 PM
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I remember flying on a UAL 74 SP, SFO-NRT back in the early 90's. I don't think United flew them for long...it was a temporary solution to the long haul. 747-400 made them obsolete. 747SP - Info and history of all 747SP registrations & airframes
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:41 PM
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747SP users meeting - Boeing 747SP Website
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:34 PM
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With as much trouble as I got in to for the SCA and Dreamlifter, I dunno if I want to do another version...
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