|Quoting Trex8 (Reply 2):|
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|Quoting Lincoln (Reply 12):|
How is (was) the upper deck on nose-loading 747s? Clearly a staircase in the middle of the cabin, as in the pax versions, would sigificantly limit the benefit of having a nose that opens Smile. AFAIK, the upper deck doors on the 747 are intended for emergency exit only.
|Quoting Lincoln (Reply 12):|
How is (was) the upper deck on nose-loading 747s? Clearly a staircase in the middle of the cabin, as in the pax versions, would sigificantly limit the benefit of having a nose that opens
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|Quoting Tockeyhockey (Reply 20):|
as i understand it, the hump is part of what allows the 747 to be the fastest passenger jet in the skies. this has something to do with the "area rule" which, put simply, is that in order for maximum efficiency, an object should have as close to the same amount of surface area along its entire length. the extra surface are created by the hump balances out extra surface area created where the wings intersect with the fuselage.
i'm no aerodynamics expert, so correct me if i'm wrong, but this is the explanation that i've heard.
|Quoting Tod (Reply 22):|
Since the stairs are located just forward of the constant section of the fuselage, it appears as though you would not actually fit a full sized container in that position anyway.
|Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 23):|
The stairs must be retractable, and they are in the front, so the pilots dont need to get up in the cockpit that early anyway.. then you dont lose any space
|Quoting Ha763 (Reply 11):|
That is incorrect. True, Boeing lost the CX-HLS competiton,
|Quoting Tod (Reply 31):|
Galley, lav and seating for supernumeraries.
The new 744SF has a fairly normal u/d until you get back to the doors.
|Quoting Smokescreen (Reply 32):|
Are the "supernumeraries" you mention non-rev's, or is it possible to book seats on a freighter?
|Quoting Okie (Reply 28):|
Well the story I got was that Boeing had pretty much won all aspects of the selection process. Unfortunately for the for the USAF, a certain senator who was on the selection committee from a southern state where Lockheed had production facilities twisted a few arms and the Lockheed version was chosen.
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