7E72004: "is the beluga the very ugly and large looking plane??"
Yep. The Airbus A300-600ST, as it´s officially called, is a transport aircraft based on the A300, with a lowered cockpit to facilitate easy loading into the huge, oval shaped cargo area on top of the fuselage. You might remember the Super Guppys Airbus used to use. Well, the Beluga is their successor.
One likes it and the other doesn´t, but it sure is a special aircraft.