ANA 747-400s

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Date:         09 Jan 94 00:11:24 PST
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I picked up a copy of the Jan/Feb 94 Airliners today. On page 12 there
is a picture of ANA 747-481D JA8963. It caught my eye at first because of its
"whale" paint scheme. But then I noticed that it had no winglets.
I thought maybe it was a 747-300 with a typo in the caption, but a closer
examination of the photo reveals 747-400 type fairings and the boeing
747-400 logo near the rear door. Are the winglets optional? Is this a
short range variant of the -400?