Aviation Photo #1604794 Airbus A330-223F - Airbus

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The first A330 Freighter .
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Photo Added: November 04, 2009

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Anonymous
8 years ago
What's that huge hump under the nose?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful aircraft, Beautiful picture.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice message on the fuselage.......:-)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Actually it's for the cargo deck. The landing gear's housing is lower to accommodate a lower deck for the cargo configuration (more volume etc)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Next generation quite freighters, just what we need (777F, A330F).
Anonymous
8 years ago
The 'bump' is to house the nose gear which has been lowered to give the aircraft a flater floor, to make loading/unlaoding cargo easier. The passenger A330-200 has quite a nose-down attitude on the ground. By doing this Airbus was able to use the same nose landing gear as that for the passenger aircraft.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Any PAX A330 will sit with the nose pointing slightly down when on the ground. The hump in the nose gear in this variant is to ensure the aircraft has a cabin level with the ground so that pallet or containers doesn't have to be pushed up an incline.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice photo of this new "hairbrush." Glad to see that it doesn't have Pifco's for motors! Also, the "F" has just got to stand for "Fat!" It should be "FFF" --> "Fat French Freighter."
Anonymous
8 years ago
Did anyone notice the pitot tube on the elevator? -G
Anonymous
8 years ago
It looks like it has a double chin.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Actually, that explanation about the lower deck makes more sense. Nice shot!

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