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Let's Name The 747 Transporter!  
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

OK...I have yet to see anything naming the modified 747 that Boeing is presently working on to transport 787 parts around the world.

I think we ought to help them out a little and then start a letter writing campaign before some accountant at Boeing decides to do it him/herself. I've seen several of us on these threads call it a "Beluga" or "SuperGuppy" but these are names already taken. Lets see how much creativity we actually have and then how much anyone at Boeing may pay attention, expecially since we have A.netters working there.

One idea is that we call them "Blue Whales". I'd like to hear some input....anything but the "Kobayashi Maru".  Wink


Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

B747-Bulb could be a good name?

User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Interesting concept...

SuperSwingTail 747
Just in Time Heavy Hauler
MegaHauler
MegaLifter
SuperLifter
StratoLifter 747


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

How about the Moby Dick? Big grin

Since Airbus had the Beluga... Boeing will try to make it bigger, Moby Dick sounds about right to me  Silly (and yes, I know the Beluga is an Airbus A300)

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie



There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlineNbgskygod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

747 BAP

Big A$$ Plane. Okay maybe not, but of the military can do it with a big bomb, why can't Boeing do it with a plane.



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

"Big Girl"  Wink


Thanks

Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17068 posts, RR: 66
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Well the B-52 is often nicknamed "Big Ugly Fat F***er" (BUFF) so maybe VBUFF will do (Very Big...).


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 3):
How about the Moby Dick? Big grin

I like it.....


I like MegaLifter and Strato-Lifter as well. What else?



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4113 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Boeing 747-400ST Fatliner.  Wink

User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4365 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

How about a misleading moniker?

"Slim Jim"



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

How about "The Boeing Nightmare-liner"?

or

"Dreamliner's Mama"?

I'm sorry, its late here.


User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

How about, I think it should have relevance to Jumbo - Queen of the Skies. Which the 747 is always remembered fondly as. So how about - "jumbo mumma"

User currently offlineJet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

There's gotta be something about the way the Queen of the Skies' tale swings open and fuselages are slipped in from behind . . . . but let's not go there!

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