Dahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1428 times:
I have noticed that the cargo version of the 744 doesn't have the elongated upper deck characteristic of the 747-300/400's. Is the 400F basically a cargo -400 with the upper deck of the -100/200 models? It looks like a -100/200 with winglets.
Bungle From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1390 times:
the longer upper deck of the 747-400 does help efficiency, the reason for the sorter upper deck is the floor structure of the upper deck reduces the hight of the cabin meaning larger containers cannot be carried in the foward end of the fuselage, hence the smaller the upper deck the more freight can be carried.
CrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1387 times:
How do you want to load the upper deck??????
No highloader, forklift or beltloader can reach that height.
There is no other use for it than a crew rest area, but just for a few people onboard, the "normal" upperdeck is large enough.