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Question About The A330F

Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:54 pm


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What's up with the landing gear on the 330F? Why does it have that bulge underneath it? I may have missed something, my apologies.

Also: Is UPS or FX expected to order it any time soon?
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RE: Question About The A330F

Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:26 pm

All A330/340s have a slight nose down attitude on the ground, the "hump" allowed A to reposition the nose gear and raise the nose without actually lengthening the gear. This makes it easier for loading the freight.
 
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RE: Question About The A330F

Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:28 pm

It is to level the freighter out while on the ground.

Longer answer here: Airbus A330 Freighter Question (by SXDFC Apr 12 2008 in Tech Ops) .
 
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RE: Question About The A330F

Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:28 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):
Is UPS or FX expected to order it any time soon?

Both have placed large orders for the 767-300F, so at this time, I am inclined to say "no".
 
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RE: Question About The A330F

Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:27 am

Quoting trex8 (Reply 1):
This makes it easier for loading the freight.

And I can tell you first hand how difficult it is to push 5000lb cans up hill into an old A300-600F. Especially if they're warped.  

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