Xkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8470 times:
I actually own a 1:200 747 and A380 and I have them next to each other just to compare the sizes and they dont look that much different. The picture makes the A380 look a lot bigger, but by looking at the scale models, the A380 is bigger but the 747 still has a presence...doesnt look that small as compared to this pic.
TW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8338 times:
In Size the difference is not so big:
Length: A380: 73 m B744: 70,7 m
Wingspan: A380: 79,8 m B744: 64,4 m
Height (rudder): A380: 24,1 m B744: 19,3 m
Width of Body: A380: 7,1 m B744: 6,5 m
Max Range: A380: 11.500 km B744:10.750 km
Nbr of Pax (3-Class/LH) A380: 555 B744: 390
The major difference is the wingspan (plus 15 meters) and the doubledeck of the A380 over the B747.
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8314 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7314 times:
Remember, although bigger than the 747, the A380 is nothing new as far as size. The C-5, AN-124, and AN-225 have been flying for a long time. The A380 will only look much larger from above, when the full wingspan can be viewed. Apart from that (although the upper deck will obviously make her look bigger), the A380 vs. 747 will not be as dramatic as in that picture, I don't think.
Tungd From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7284 times:
While the 380 is certainly larger than the 747 in most every aspect, any generated image cannot possibly present a true and fair comparison of how the two aircraft will actually appear next to each other in real life. In a year or two we may have a "real" photograph, but until then everything else is speculation and must never be construed as fact. (Posted by a photojournalist)
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8147 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7202 times:
It is really incredible to see the 747 and the A380 next to each other. If Airbus have done that shot, I don't think they will have deliberatedly exaggerated the size of the A380 cos their whole line is that the plane will fit into a certain box (no-one told LAX this "box" needs more than a few inches clearance on either side - oh well). The 747s, the tropical Megatop especially, look like 767s parked either side of a 747. Can't believe this plane! The new shots have really stopped me in my tracks.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Flybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4122 times:
The wing is large (fat) rather than long (large span) for the precise reason of carrying the weight of the Goliath beast without too many space restrictions at current airports. The fatness of the wing is unfortunately necessary to reduce wingspan but still retain the same general wing area.
"Are you a pretender... or a thoroughbred?!" - Professor Matt Miller
TransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3147 times:
"Wouldn't the air bridges be one one each deck rather than both on the main deck?
Not needed, the A380 is designed to be boarded quickly from the two air bridges. The upper deck passengers will use the front door (and then head up the "grand starcase"), and the lower deck passengers will use door #2.
Dual level airbridges will speed things up, but only a few A380 hub airports will be making that investment.