Boeing Dream Lifter: 747-LCF

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  1. Matt308

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    Attached is the Boeing Dream Lifter now painted. The LCF is to be used to ship oversized 787 parts for final assembly in Everett, Washington.
     

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    Interesting. Cant wait to see the 787 either.
     
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    bit of an ugly brute, if you ask me the hump should've extended forward to come over the cockpit, how does she open then? nose swings off to the side doesn't it?.......
     
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    Yeah that would of looked better, that is how the other 747 Cargo's opened so I would assume so.... Look forward to seeing the Dreamliner.
     
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    wont be a patch on the looks of a 757 though!
     
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    You got that right Lanc. Love the long legs of a 757. Terrible plane to fly in though.
     
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    looks like AirBus Beluga
     
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    Yep. Same purpose.
     
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    It is a purpose built aircraft and I am sure that after the 787s have been built and there is no need for this thing it will end up in a museum some where.
     
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    Not likely. Look at the Super Guppies. Besides, outside cargo will likely support the handful of aircraft in some fashion post 787. Be it next generation aircraft production or private 135 operators.
     
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    there must be some freight company that can make use of them?
     
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    Eventually. The Guppy and Super Guppy made quite a name for itself. Even hauling Franco-German Airbus parts.
     

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    christ that must need one hell of a hinge!
     
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    I think it is one hell of an ugly aircraft.

    I would be so afraid the hinges would fail and the nose would open up in flight. Hightly unlikely though with all the wind.
     
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    That it is - but function over form!
     
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    adler do you agree with me and gnomey that she'd look better if the hump went right over the cockpit?
     
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    Might have had something to do with the nose gear or the pressure bulkhead load analysis. Just a guess though.
     
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    It would look a bit like an A-380 if they had done it though...
     
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    And that would be ugly.
     
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    It is already ugly.
     
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