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Unusual loads on (not in) an aircraft

  • 07-06-2019 4:40pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8,925 ✭✭✭


    I remember the AN-22 once flying with a wing strapped to the top of it's frame and was curious if such unusual loads have ever occurred elsewhere or with other frames?

    I was always surprised by this due to the potential aerodynamics changes etc, it required a temporary central tail wing IIRC, was special permission required and would such even be permissible today I wonder?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,430 ✭✭✭RustyNut


    Passengers. :D

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 946 ✭✭✭Phileas Frog


    Space Shuttles

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,684 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Extra engine for transport

    ?u=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic4.businessinsider.com%2Fimage%2F56952771e6183edf2e8b879b-1190-625%2Fqantas-strapped-a-5th-engine-onto-the-wing-of-a-boeing-747--heres-why.jpg&f=1


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,684 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Russian shuttle/Buran

    ?u=http%3A%2F%2Fpop.h-cdn.co%2Fassets%2F15%2F47%2F1600x800%2Flandscape-1447770585-buran2.jpg&f=1


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,605 ✭✭✭gctest50




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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,979 ✭✭✭Stovepipe


    The Shorts composite with one flying boat on top of another (Mercury / Maia) or the German Ju 88 Mistel combination with a fighter on top as director aircraft.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,700 ✭✭✭tricky D


    B52s launching X15 experimental craft.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 36,162 ✭✭✭✭ED E


    Ok not on but not really fully contained either. SOFIA is fierce cool.

    SOFIA_DLRNASA4X3.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,086 ✭✭✭Nijmegen


    I'd say GEs engine test bed 747 is always interesting to look at in its various configurations.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,081 ✭✭✭theguzman


    Nijmegen wrote: »
    I'd say GEs engine test bed 747 is always interesting to look at in its various configurations.

    It looks almost like an A340 engine strapped to it, I wonder if it is?


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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,207 Mod ✭✭✭✭artanevilla


    theguzman wrote: »
    It looks almost like an A340 engine strapped to it, I wonder if it is?

    GE Passport.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,086 ✭✭✭Nijmegen


    theguzman wrote: »
    It looks almost like an A340 engine strapped to it, I wonder if it is?

    Nope, testing the GE Passport. Here is another interesting one, if you've ever wondered what a 747 would look like with a 777 engine...


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