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What Is The Cargo Capability Of An A 340 Like?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:14 am

What are the largest dimensions of cargo that the A 340 can house?
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RE: What Is The Cargo Capability Of An A 340 Like?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:19 am

I don't know the stats, but I am lead to believe that the 346 can carry more freight than the 744.
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RE: What Is The Cargo Capability Of An A 340 Like?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:24 am

get out of here. Are you serious? How is that possible?

I don;t mean to cast doubt but judging by looks alone, how is that possible?
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RE: What Is The Cargo Capability Of An A 340 Like?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:06 am

A340-600:
Max. containers underfloor - standard/option: 42/43
Max. pallets underfloor: 14
Bulk hold volume - standard/option: 695/486 ft3 19,7/13,76 m3


B747-400:
Cargo hold 170.5m3 (6025cuft) or 151m3 (5332cuft).
747-400 Combi - Typical arrangement for six or seven pallets and 266 three class passengers.
747-400ER - Same as -400, but cargo hold 158.6m3 (5599cuft) or 137m3 (4837cuft).

You can do the math.

Summary: The A340-600 fuselage is 4.61 metres (15 ft 12 in) longer than the 747-400. With similar payload capability and as much as twice the underfloor cargo volume (from airbus.com)
 
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RE: What Is The Cargo Capability Of An A 340 Like?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:19 am

'I don;t mean to cast doubt but judging by looks alone...'

See, you should never judge merely by looks... not even when it comes to women!  Laugh out loud
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RE: What Is The Cargo Capability Of An A 340 Like?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:24 am

I believe the question was What are the largest dimensions of cargo that the A 340 can house?

The largest ULD that is loadable on an A340 is an AMF container. Base dimensions of 96 X 125 inches with contoured wings extending the width to 160 inches and an allowable height of 64 inches.



The 747 by comparison, can load larger AMU containers which have the same base dimensions (96 X 125 inches) but have a winged contour width of 186 inches wide and height of 64 inches. These are not loadable on any Airbus aircraft. The bulk compartment can contain single pieces of up to 260 X 36 X 26 inches (LWH) with a maximum floor loading of 150 psf when loading bulk items through the aft containerized cargo door.



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RE: What Is The Cargo Capability Of An A 340 Like?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:29 am

Widephotog, I am in awe of your knowledge.


See, you should never judge merely by looks... not even when it comes to women!

That's true. Some of the ugly one's are really... friendly Big grin
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