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The Size Of The 747 Freighter Opening

Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:34 pm

Hi everyone,

I was looking in the paper today NZ Herald and this appeared to me: Team New Zealand, a yachting team competing for the America's Cup in Valencia next year will be getting an An-124 to fly their boats there. They used a Belfast transporter last time, just being able to fit the boat into the fuselage (obviously not going for that one again). My question: Is the opening of a 747F nose big enough to fit planes in, and why the An-124 is used in favour over the 747 if it can? Would there be some problem about getting the boat on board due to the height of the deck where the cargo lies and lack of(?) a hydraulic nose wheel? Team New Zealand is sponsored by Emirates and to me, using their sponsor's equipment would better.. I haven't been able to find a pic on A.Net yet of the opening..

Anyway any reply would be apprieciated!

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RE: The Size Of The 747 Freighter Opening

Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:59 pm

Max height nose door 240 cm/max height side door is 300 cm but depends on how long
 
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RE: The Size Of The 747 Freighter Opening

Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:21 am

Great, thanks.

Any idea of the width? Are they only made for carrying pallets?
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RE: The Size Of The 747 Freighter Opening

Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:09 am

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 2):
Any idea of the width?

The width of the nose door is 3,56metres.
 
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RE: The Size Of The 747 Freighter Opening

Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:11 am

Quoting NZ107 (Thread starter):
why the An-124 is used in favour over the 747 if it can?

An-124 advantages:
- Lower loading height with low fuse and kneeling nose gear.
- Crane inside?
- Cheaper?
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RE: The Size Of The 747 Freighter Opening

Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:57 am

From the Boeing website:

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/7474sec2.pdf

This document will definitely answer all your questions. It is a 46 page document produced by Boeing that covers the dimensions for just the 747-400.

Here is a link to the entire document:
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/747.htm
Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.
 
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RE: The Size Of The 747 Freighter Opening

Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:06 pm

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):



Quoting CitationJet (Reply 5):
46 page document

Lol, thanks! I'll have a look into this one.
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