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WhyA340N/G Would Never Make A Good Freighter?  
User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3477 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

I reed somewhere that A340 N/G or 500/600, would never make a good freighter. I thought when airlines start retireing them, A340 N/Gs be coverted into cargo jets. Yes there nose gear have to be move to a lower spot so the cabine would level, but I would think it would be worth it seeing the payload these jets could have. So why A340 N/G make bad freigthers?



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1843 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2006 times:
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Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
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I think that the A340 would be an excellent freighter. The cargo capacity now for the pax model supercedes the 747 (in terms of ULD capacity i don't have the actual W/B numbers) on IB i have loaded 6 pallets in the front and 6 pallets in the aft with 4 baggage containers. That's 12 pallets on a passenger plane. That's almost half of the main deck capacity of a 747. I would assume that the main deck of an A346 freighter would hold at least 20-30 pallets. I'm sure the experts will chime in with range numbers with all that weight.



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