Author Topic: Boeing's newest 747 varient takes flight!  (Read 4537 times)

Offline Baradium

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Offline Frank N. O.

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Re: Boeing's newest 747 varient takes flight!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2006, 08:59:18 AM »
What the heck is that?? Boeing's answer to the Beluga and Super Guppy??

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Offline Voidhawk9

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Re: Boeing's newest 747 varient takes flight!
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2006, 11:03:59 AM »
Pretty much. It will carry pieces (BIG pieces!) of the 787 from *all over the place* to the final assembly line.

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Re: Boeing's newest 747 varient takes flight!
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2006, 12:21:07 AM »
No No No!  It's the arctic version with super insulated cabin  ;D

Seriously though, my first impression was that it had a big comforter wrapped around it. 

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Re: Boeing's newest 747 varient takes flight!
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2006, 01:47:49 AM »
It really needs a good coat of paint...help some of that ugly :P
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Offline Voidhawk9

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Re: Boeing's newest 747 varient takes flight!
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2006, 09:32:09 AM »
But degrade further the performance.  ;D

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Re: Boeing's newest 747 varient takes flight!
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006, 03:14:43 PM »
But degrade further the performance. ;D

Very true, especially considering the weight of the paint on that beast is probably more then the gross weight of any aircraft I've flown!
The average pilot, despite the sometimes swaggering exterior, is very much capable of such feelings as love, affection, intimacy and caring. These feelings just don't involve anyone else.