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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7180 posts, RR: 17
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3510 times:


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What's up with the landing gear on the 330F? Why does it have that bulge underneath it? I may have missed something, my apologies.

Also: Is UPS or FX expected to order it any time soon?


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User currently onlinetrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4687 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3433 times:
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All A330/340s have a slight nose down attitude on the ground, the "hump" allowed A to reposition the nose gear and raise the nose without actually lengthening the gear. This makes it easier for loading the freight.

User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

It is to level the freighter out while on the ground.

Longer answer here: Airbus A330 Freighter Question (by SXDFC Apr 12 2008 in Tech Ops) .


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30547 posts, RR: 84
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3424 times:
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Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):
Is UPS or FX expected to order it any time soon?

Both have placed large orders for the 767-300F, so at this time, I am inclined to say "no".


User currently offlinemy235 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

Quoting trex8 (Reply 1):
This makes it easier for loading the freight.

And I can tell you first hand how difficult it is to push 5000lb cans up hill into an old A300-600F. Especially if they're warped.  


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