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post #31 of 135
The engine nacelles on the 747-800 look alot like the engine nacelles on the up and coming 787.

That 747LCF is quite fascinating, although not as fascinating for me as the Airbus A300-600 ST Beluga.
post #32 of 135
Tokyo Slim,
It's the same airplane as the one I posted, the one I posted has just been painted up into how it will look when they are all finished. The green ones will be painted as well, thank god.

And on the subject of heavy transport airplanes, here's a few more-


As mentioned, the A300ST Beluga.

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Two of my favorites-



The Antonov An-124. In case you want a comparison of how freaking huge this airplane is there's a picture of me next to the landing gear of one.
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The world's largest airplane, the Antonov An-225. Designed the carry the Russian space shuttle, Buran.


JB
post #33 of 135
Funny that

post #34 of 135
Even funnier is where Buran is now-



An attraction at Gorky Park in Moscow. What a waste of money.

JB
post #35 of 135
It's all abou the Spruce Goose:

post #36 of 135
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pink22m View Post
The engine nacelles on the 747-800 look alot like the engine nacelles on the up and coming 787.

It's because they share the same engine. Many new technology and renovation in the 787, like the wing design, cockpit, ligter and stronger composite materials, and bigger windows found their way into the 747-8.

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Even funnier is where Buran is now-



An attraction at Gorky Park in Moscow. What a waste of money.

JB

The Buran did go to space and back, didn't it?
post #37 of 135
von Rothbart,
Apparently there was more than one Buran. This is all that is left of the one that actually went into space-



The hangar collapsed onto it. That is the right-side windshield on the bottom there.

According to Wikipedia there are 5 known Buran craft-
1. A test aircraft, registered under the Czech aviation registry as OK-GLI, was bought by the Sinsheim Museum (a prominent German aviation museum) and is stored in Bahrain. This one never flew in space.

2. Buran itself, which was destroyed as shown above. Spent 3 total hours in orbit in space.

3. Ptichka, the second orbiter, which is pretty much complete but is stored in Kazakhstan, home of Borat Sagdiyev. It never went into space.

4. Aircraft 2.02 is being dismantled at the factory at Tushino.

5. Aircraft 2.03 was barely even built and is now gone, and is probably beer cans in small towns across Siberia.

I would assume that the Buran orbiter shown on the An-225 is the actual Buran that was destroyed.

JB
post #38 of 135
To add to my last post the aircraft at Gorky Park in Moscow is a test vehicle for the program that never entered space, OK-TVA.

JB
post #39 of 135
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4 View Post
It's all abou the Spruce Goose:


It's the Hercules damn it!

It's the way of the future, ahem... the way of the future, the way of the future, the way of the future...

Jon.
post #40 of 135
I can't believe there isn't an A-10 Thunderbolt pic in this thread yet. Yes, it is ugly and business looking, but any plane built around a tank killing machine gun is cool.
post #41 of 135
LSeca-



The A-10 is completely badass.

JB
post #42 of 135


The Warthog is indeed badass, ty JB.
post #43 of 135
Actually I have to include the T38, as is mandatory whenever talking about badass military airplanes.



JB
post #44 of 135
Here is an interesting chart:

post #45 of 135
Wow, I have seen that chart, but without the Spruce Goose. Thanks for sharing!

JB
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