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747-8F Longer Than The 747-8I, Why Not...?  
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 24
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

Why wouldn't Boeing offer the 747F version as a pax version as well?

From Boeing:

"The 747-8 Intercontinental passenger airplane will be stretched 3.6 m (11.7 ft) compared to the 747-400 to accommodate 34 additional seats in a typical three-class configuration...

...The 747-8 Freighter will be 5.6 m (18.3 ft) longer than the 747-400 freighter..."

I understand they could fit on some extra pallets of cargo.......it just seems odd to have two differing sizes of the same named a/c.

Again, why wouldn't Boeing offer the 747F version as a pax version as well?

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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3254 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

The passneger version will have the stretched upper deck, the freighter will not. So, given that the upper deck is heavier, the two planes would have a different center of gravity. By stretching the freighter the designers compensate for that.

Hope this helps,


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User currently offlineKhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

From what I have read, the big reason for the 2 sizes is the weight and balance. Since the freighter versionlacks the longer hump, they have to add more in the front then they would with the pax version.


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User currently offlineGorbidog From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 151 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Speaking of center of balance and CG, check out this beautiful rendering of the graceful wings of this new airliner ... it is sexy!

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