Chrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8001 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!!
A350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1118 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 7862 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.
AF B777-300 From France, joined Jan 2001, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7675 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.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10454 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7430 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.
Chrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7317 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...............
ComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1060 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7215 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?
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5592 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.
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