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Super Tugs!

Fri Jul 28, 2000 8:15 am

Do the Super Tugs (the ones which "cradle" the front gear) work for all large commercial aircraft, or just those smaller than a 747/MD-11?

Also, would the Super Tug work for the Global Express/CRJ/ERJ, or are the noses and front gear too low to the ground?


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RE: Super Tugs!

Fri Jul 28, 2000 8:26 am

This type is utilized on all Commercial aircraft form the Beach 1900 to the 747.

They are almost never seen here in the states. Mostly in Europe.

RE: Super Tugs!

Fri Jul 28, 2000 9:05 am

At Manchester, UK, they have almost compeletely upgraded to the new supertugs and I've seen them attatched to a lot of different aircraft types, though nothing smaller than a 737-200.

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RE: Super Tugs!

Fri Jul 28, 2000 9:25 am

Delta Airlines in Atlanta has three super tugs to date. That is one hell of a machine........

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