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    Default Airbus 380 and Concorde discussion

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    Airbus 380 and Concorde

    The Airbus 380 (waiting for readiness) and Concorde (resting after of years of flying) both at Blagnac Airport situated in Toulouse, France.


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    are you sure that this is A380? i'm absolutely no expert on planes but from the point of how old most of the pictures are I doubt that this is A380.
    please correct me if I'm wrong - thx.
    -Steeefan


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    This can't be A380, the manufactoring buildings are not finished ( to the left of the picture, next to the second Concorde ). What you can see must be two A340-600.

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    I do agree : this is NOT a A380 !

    According to Airbus specifications the 4 engines one is more likely a A340-300 or A340-500.

    A380 Dimensions :
    Overall length : 73 m
    Fuselage diameter : 7.14 m
    Wingspan (geometric) : 79.8 m

    A340-300 Dimensions :
    Overall length : 63.6 m
    Fuselage diameter : 5.64 m
    Wingspan (geometric) : 63.45 m

    A340-500 Dimensions :
    Overall length : 67.9 m
    Fuselage diameter : 5.64 m
    Wingspan (geometric) : 63.45 m

    4 engines "Target" Dimensions (approx. measured within GE) :
    Overall length : 65 m
    Fuselage diameter : 5.6 m
    Wingspan (geometric) : 60.5 m

    The 2 engines one seems to be closer to a A330-200 as it is a 2 engines aircraft...

    A330-200 Dimensions :
    Overall length : 59.0 m
    Fuselage diameter : 5.64 m
    Wingspan (geometric) : 60.3 m


    2 engines "Target" Dimensions (approx. measured within GE) :
    Overall length : 55 m
    Fuselage diameter : 5.3 m
    Wingspan (geometric) : 60 m

    Have a look at : http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfam...roductcompare/

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    Default Real A380 :D

    There is no A380 in Google Earth yet...





    Except if you use the attached placemark wich contains an overlay of the latest Bourget Aishow (2005)

    The A380 is at the top of the overlay

    Can you recognize the other planes ?

    Image courtesy of Digital Globe
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    Last edited by TheRealMccoy; 07-26-2005 at 09:43 AM. Reason: Added credits

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    Default Airbus A330 and 340

    The Airplane with the 4 engines is an A340, I think A340-300 but Iam not sure witch A340. The other one is an A330-300

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    Default Airbus, for sure!

    Guys and dolls,
    It is certainly an A380. Not only does it show how large it is compared to the planes next to it (the one to the right is for sure a A340), check out the Concorde. Since its last flight in the summer of 2004 it has been parked there. Now see the fields of the farmers, ready for new growth on it. That is spring 2005. The exact time when the A380 became visible to the public.

    If that is hard to believe... ah well, with a little imagination and hope...: everything is possible.

    Cheers on 'my' A380!

    Willem.

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    Lightbulb No - it isn't.

    Sorry Willem to disappoint you. But if you compare the length of "your" A380 to the Concord then you will see it is the same.

    The Concord has a total length of 61.66m and the A380 about 73m. This is more than 11m difference and i can't find a larger plane in Toulouse (expect for the A340-600 with 75.30m, red engines and tail) than the Concord. Your A380 is definitely a A340-300.

    There is one unique attribute about the A380 - the wing span (79.80m) is greater than the overall length (73m). If you find a plane with this specs then and only then you have maybe found the mystical A380 ;-) .

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    Default HERE they are

    I've posted the new construction buildings for the A380, They are on the opposite side of the runway, north from the older parts of the area. Here is the link:

    http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfi...-Buildings.htm

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    Default You see!?! it is an A380

    ... proven by Geronimo, pointing to the contruction buildings next to it.

    THANKS!

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    Smile Definetly no A380

    Sorry Willem, but I have to correct you. If the new buildings for the A380 are still under construction the new planes can't have been built (you will find a lot of lorries and different working machines on that part - not even a good place to build a new plane).
    And if you watch the pictures from Hamburg Airbus Industries you can see, that the "Muehlenberger Loch" (a bay in the River Elbe) isn't prepared for the new plane.
    These images are definetly too old to show us an Airbus A380, the first roll out was in April 2005!!!

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