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User currently offlineChrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7450 times:

Sorry to seem a bit lame,I've got the nephews and niece over tommorow and little fella saw the A380 on the news at school and wanted to know how much bigger it was than a 747 (well jumbo jet as he put it) anyone know a good website which has comparisons to show the nippers!!

Thanks again

Chris (uncle chris......god im old)

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User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 692 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7432 times:

try this website, at Aircraft Data.

hope that helps  Smile


User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7311 times:

There is a nice flash in the german magazine "Spiegel". You can get it
here.

It's german, but it's easy to understand. You can compare the size with an elephant, a Boeing 747, the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, a house etc. You can even put your name on the plane via the box in the upper right corner.

Sometimes it made trouble (only worked without JavaScript), then you can get it via the article:

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,353720,00.html

and then clicking the second box "Alle Infos ..."

Greetings from Berlin

A350



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User currently offlineChrisdigo From Sweden, joined Oct 2003, 181 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7252 times:

Chrisjdurber:

http://membres.lycos.fr/airbus/747-v-380.jpg


From http://membres.lycos.fr/airbus/


User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9561 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7201 times:

Wow, I didn't know the AN-225 was that much bigger than the A380/747.

A388


User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7195 times:

Damn, that just shows how enormous the An-225 is....Holy crap!

User currently offlineAF B777-300 From France, joined Jan 2001, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7124 times:

I think that this diagram comparing the A380 with the 747 and the An225 is wrong because as you can see, the length difference between the 380 and the An 225 is only 11 meters, and in the schema, this difference seems to be way too important. The A380 would measure only something like 50 meters on this schema if the difference of 11 meters between these two planes was represented rightly.
Furthermore, the height of the 380 is 24,1 meters while the An225's one is 18 meters. This difference is once again badly represented in the schema of the right, because the An225's tail is nearly as high as the 380's one.
Even if the An225 is very big, it's not as much as in this schema.


User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7046 times:

Hah, the A380's not big at all! Big grin


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9561 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6879 times:

Hmmm, I was also thinking the same. Now I'm having my doubts about the AN-225/A380 comparisons myself. At first I also thaught, can the AN-225 really be that much bigger? The wingspan difference appears to be correct, but the difference in fuselage length would be about 16 m, so that would be incorrect on the photo shown above. The A380 and 747 do seem too small in the photo, but it's a fairly nice comparison.

A388


User currently offlineChrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6766 times:

Spooky there was a program on the other night about large planes featutiring the a-225 and yes it was bloody enormous!!!
Chris barrie presented it i think, pretty good , the take off was amazing, imagine how many economy passengers you could fit in it!!

thanks for the info, kids just arriving......................quickly finding zantac, valium and vodka...............

chris


User currently offlineComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6664 times:

The stretched version of the A380 might get close to but not beat the A-225. Originally there were two stretches planned for the A380, a -200 and a -300. The -200 was going to sit 650 pax in three classes and the -300 was going to be stretched a further 3.5 meters and sit around 800 in three classes. I don't know what the stretch of -200 is over the current A380. Combined it could be close to the length of the A-225. Question is, are they going to build it?

User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5075 times:

May have been asked before but does anyone know which airports in the UK can handle the A380 from the runway length point of view?

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5041 times:


  • As I said before, the scale on that picture is way off.
  • The arbitrary 80-meter reference is currently the maximum allowed length and span of any near future airplane to allow it into modern airports with a relative minimum amount of modifications. The potential A380-stretch will have length equal to A388's span; the wing of A388 was designed for A389 to begin with. The An-225 has span of 97 meters and length of 84 meters it was designed specifically to carry the former Soviet space shuttle Buran.
  • Yes, they are going to build A389 around 15 - 20 years from now, that is likely when it will be needed.



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineCahiwa From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5016 times:

Quoting Chrisjdurber (Reply 9):
kids just arriving......................quickly finding zantac, valium and vodka..............

And I thought we only medicated for family arrivals on this side of the pond. It's a small world after all. K


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4975 times:

Quoting Scotty (Reply 11):
May have been asked before but does anyone know which airports in the UK can handle the A380 from the runway length point of view?

If you can take off and land with a 747, you can take off and land with a 380. Runway performance is at least as good as a 744.

Taxiing and parking it are a different story however.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
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