Sunday, November 20, 2022

Wonder What Boeing Is Shipping Today?

 In an Antonov 124?




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  1. Reminds me of the old Guppy used to haul rockets and missiles. One was at Point Mugu briefly when I was stationed there in the early 1960s. I had a good close-up look at it then.

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    1. I've been inside an AN-124 several times. Several of our customers used satellites built in Europe, and that's how they got them to Long Beach. I got to go with either the Photo-Optics guys to document it, or with the Payload guys to help unload it.

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  2. Agree with Cap'n Bob... past experience here too.

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    1. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a Guppy in the wild. Very interesting history behind it and Aero Spacelines.

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    2. I've seen both it, and Mina in the wild... both are BIG!!!

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    3. I've seen pictures of them loading outsized cargo, and it reminded me of a Doctor saying "Open Wide"!

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  3. Back in the day they were hauling triple 7 engines up from GE in Cinci...(that's another story) Anyone check to see if there's a 777 down for maintenance in Orlando?

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  4. Coupla 737s... 😋

    An124s frequently make stops at SEA. Never seen on loading, but major parts are the obvious answer. I was a temp at Boeing's "Spares" organization for a few months, and they shipped parts all over the world. The gyrations necessary to get parts to Iran... (A safety issue so they were allowed. Barely.)

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    1. HAH! I've gone through Mehrabad Airport a few times back-in-the-day. Barely got out of town after the Shah left....

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