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Wild.Bill.Kelso
02-20-2006, 06:45 PM
I just found this at another site and have never seen anything like it before. What the heck is it and what is it for? You could play football in that thing!

http://www.virtual-jabog32.de/gallery/pictures/pic_1423.jpg

Aymar_Mauri
02-20-2006, 06:49 PM
It is a transport plane made by Airbus in the line of the Guppy and Supper Guppy planes. Their fuselage is built like that because their task is to carry passenger planes fuselage sections in whole pieces.

berg417448
02-20-2006, 06:49 PM
All explained here:

http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfamilies/beluga/

JG53Frankyboy
02-20-2006, 06:50 PM
the european AIRBUS companie is transprting huge parts with the BELUGA from factory to factory - for example whole wings.

slo_one23
02-20-2006, 08:34 PM
either way it just looks plain funny

Zeus-cat
02-20-2006, 08:39 PM
I always think of the lines from this movie when I see that plane.

Little kid: "Maybe its a brain tumor."

Ahnold (Kindergarten Cop): "Its not a tuma!"

VW-IceFire
02-20-2006, 08:45 PM
So far the only components they can't fit inside that thing are from the new Airbus A380 which is the superjumbo.

Rebel_Yell_21
02-20-2006, 09:57 PM
Its an Airbus that has been through half a dozen major patches that changed it dramatically each time.

Stackhouse25th
02-20-2006, 10:39 PM
it is LUCKY #2.

Ever hear of Elephant Man? Well this is Elephant Airplane.


Not that it says Airbus Beluga on it or anything?