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User currently offlinePhatAlbert From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

The picture i seen with the tow-er towing a A-380.. how much power them babies got? How do they get a thing like that moving?


**Isaac**
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User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Boeing has towing requirements on their web site.

For the 747: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/7474sec5.pdf

It depends on runway type, slope, and weight of the plane, plus there may be unusual breakaway conditions.


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

It is called a tug. The tower is where the controllers hang out.

The ones we used for normal size jets were still pretty hefty, big turbocharged diesel engines.

As has been said, it does depend on the surface and most airports are fairly flat areas. A 17 year old high school student and I moved a 4engine Lockheed Jetstar once, by pushing on the main gear tires to get them rolling. It was very slightly downhill. The pilot manned the brakes. On the same ramp I once pushed a Lockheed Electra around with a half-ton pickup. It is wise to remember that brakes are as important as the ability to get it moving.



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1381 times:

AFAIK, they really don't have, or need, that much HP, but they do have plenty of torque...

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Is the Tug for the A380 a Tow bar type or the Towbarless type.
Any pics.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17015 posts, RR: 67
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Is the Tug for the A380 a Tow bar type or the Towbarless type.

I would imagine both will work as long as they meet the power and brake requirements.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 5):
I would imagine both will work as long as they meet the power and brake requirements.

Found this Link
A380 weighing approx 560 tonnes.The AST-1X has three axles – one more than conventional models. With a total pulling power of almost 1,200 hp.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlinePhatAlbert From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1186 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 2):
It is called a tug

Sorry its a TUG then lol...

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Any pics



the bigger pic... http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1057480/M/



**Isaac**
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1182 times:
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Quoting SlamClick (Reply 2):
It is wise to remember that brakes are as important as the ability to get it moving.

...There simply must be a story behind that.....  biggrin 




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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 8):
...There simply must be a story behind that.....

Lets hear it.
regds
MEL



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