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748 A Twin? Can It Compete With A380?

Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:31 am

The latest renderings show then 748 as a TWIN (!). Can it still compete as a twin? Are there any engines big enough to power it? I've also heard there's some issues with nosegear strength? As I understand it, the nose gear isn't strong enough, leading to failures. Will they repair this?

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RE: 748 A Twin? Can It Compete With A380?

Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:40 am

Uhh you would need an engine that would probably produce about 150,000 to 165,000 lbs of thrust per engine. No engine can currently do it though I think GE is trying to up the thrust rating on the GE 90s to 125k.
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RE: 748 A Twin? Can It Compete With A380?

Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:42 am

Would you really need an engine of that size? I'd have assumed a small engine should suffice. Maybe a turboprop, at a pinch?
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RE: 748 A Twin? Can It Compete With A380?

Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:44 am

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 2):
Would you really need an engine of that size? I'd have assumed a small engine should suffice. Maybe a turboprop, at a pinch?

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RE: 748 A Twin? Can It Compete With A380?

Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:54 am

Quoting 777236ER (Thread starter):
The latest renderings show then 748 as a TWIN (!). Can it still compete as a twin?

KLM certainly seems to think so, since they ordered it:
http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00005184.jpg

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RE: 748 A Twin? Can It Compete With A380?

Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:04 am

I always wondered what a 747 would look like as a twin. Kow I know. Thanks for posting!
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RE: 748 A Twin? Can It Compete With A380?

Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:45 am

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 5):
I always wondered what a 747 would look like as a twin. Kow I know. Thanks for posting!

Looks alot better as a quad.
 
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RE: 748 A Twin? Can It Compete With A380?

Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:02 am

I'm sure Boeing thought about it, but it would probably cost too much money at this point in time...

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