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  Start of GV Modifications

October 29, 2003
Greenville, South Carolina

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Lockheed Martin personnel installing support jigs and removing rivets from the forward section of the GV top fuselage in preparation for the installation of the forward upper crown section.
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View of the GV wing/body "joint" section with the wing-to-body fairing removed.
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A view of the GV nose looking toward the back of the plane. The forward section jacking and shoring equipment is shown, along with a yellow securing strap. The aircraft radome is also up, showing the interior of the nose section.
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The doubler to be installed along with the tripler fuselage as part of the forward upper crown section. Once the doubler and tripler have been installed, the upper optical view port and forward fuselage aperture plates and hard points will be cut into and installed within the coubler/tripler section. Jack Fox of NCAR/ATD/Design and Fabrication Services (DFS) is shown peeking above the middle section of the doubler, and Ken Hodge (Lockheed Martin HIAPER Project Engineer) is holding up the right side of the doubler.
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The tripler to be installed on the forward upper fuselage as part of the forward upper crown section. The tripler will be installed on top of the doubler. Jim Southwell of Lockheed Martin is shown in the left side of this picture.








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