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A340 Giant Engine?  
User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

Why has this A340 got 3 smaller normal A340 engines and has one Huge engine...Is it because it is transporting it?

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User currently offlineLS17031 From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

It's carrying an engine being tested to eventually be fitted on the A380. The 340 in question is being used for the engine flight testing.

Cheers


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

That's Airbus's engine test bed. So, it's doing test runs for the A380s engines. Although, does anyone know why this A340 has no centre bogey? It looks like an A330 with four engines!

LH423



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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1311 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 5155 times:




LH423,

This being the Airbus testbed, it was one of the first models and the A342s didn't have a middle bogie and neither did the early 343s i believe.

cheers





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User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

Wow, that´s interesting, never seen an A340 without the middle bogie before!!

What about you guys?



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 4973 times:

That's an A340-300.

Its center bogey is just not extended. It doesn't have to be if it doesn't exceed the 2 MLG weight limit.

As has been said, Rolls contracted Airbus to provide the flying testbed.

GE will be testing the GP7200 on their 741, as they do with all their engine programs.

N


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

It's an A340 engine on steroids!!!!!!!!!!! Laugh out loud

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 4884 times:

It was quite a sight to see when GE strapped one of their GE-90's on a 747 testbed during testing. The engine looked like it was scraping the ground. During the century of flight exhibit in Rockefeller Center, their was a little area for the GE-90, showing video of the 747 with the engine attached. The engine was so powerful, it was ripping chunks of sod up beyond the runway when the plane revved up for takeoff. They also had a real GE-90 there (or at least it looked like one, it could have been a model), and you really don't appreciate how truly big one of those are until you get up close like that.  Smile

Harry



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 4860 times:

and you really don't appreciate how truly big one of those are until you get up close like that.

...or see this:



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 4812 times:
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This is the one for GE. It's now testing the A380 engine made by it's company. It tested engines for Boeing's 777-300ER, CRJ, and one of Embraer's jets.



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User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 825 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 4771 times:

This engine is big ....


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months ago) and read 4715 times:

...though still significantly smaller than the GE90  Big grin

User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4462 times:

It's an A340 engine on steroids!!!!!!!!!!!

Reminds me of the 345 and 346 which have notibly larger engines than the 343.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4106 times:
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346 engine is no midget either  Smile


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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

The big engine on the Airbus A340 prototype is for the A380 Big grin


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

The best advice would be to read the photographers caption under the photo. he explains it all there  Big grin

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

IT's scary to think of how four engines nearly as big as the RR Trent 800 series for the 777 will be on the A380. how on earth are they able to create a wing of such enormous strength?


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

...with metal

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

IT's scary to think of how four engines nearly as big as the RR Trent 800 series for the 777

Bigger.

N


User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

right, with metal...but how are they able to give the wing enough strength to hold up two engines bigger than two RR Trent 800s and the A380 fuselage in addition to the A380's massive landing gear? How is the wing able to do all this? Where does its strength come from?


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