brianhames
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A340-400?

Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:31 am

Is there, was there ever, or why is there not, an A340-400?

I've never heard of one at least, and there is no sign of one on the airbus website. Thanks for any info.

Brian
 
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RE: A340-400?

Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:23 am

Brian - it was a study for a stretched A340, based on the original wing. It was dropped in favour of the -500/-600 programme.

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RE: A340-400?

Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:15 am

I´ve read that A 344 will be an M-version,type
transport of soldiers, radarspotting....maybe AWAC!
But it´s roumers so far!

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RE: A340-400?

Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:40 pm

Wasn't this what became the A340-8000?
 
brianhames
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RE: A340-400?

Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:36 pm

Ahh I see, thanks for info guys.


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RE: A340-400?

Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:46 pm

Flyf15 - No I don't think so. I am pretty sure the A340-400 was a stretched -300 with uprated engines. The A340-8000 was an extended range A340-200, of which only one was ever produced (for the Sultan of Brunei). I am 99% sure of this.

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RE: A340-400?

Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:50 pm

Hello all, here is the A340-8000 :

It was never delivered and was parked @ SXF for a long time.


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