NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6081 posts, RR: 40 Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6549 times:
I was looking in the paper today NZ Herald and this appeared to me: Team New Zealand, a yachting team competing for the America's Cup in Valencia next year will be getting an An-124 to fly their boats there. They used a Belfast transporter last time, just being able to fit the boat into the fuselage (obviously not going for that one again). My question: Is the opening of a 747F nose big enough to fit planes in, and why the An-124 is used in favour over the 747 if it can? Would there be some problem about getting the boat on board due to the height of the deck where the cargo lies and lack of(?) a hydraulic nose wheel? Team New Zealand is sponsored by Emirates and to me, using their sponsor's equipment would better.. I haven't been able to find a pic on A.Net yet of the opening..