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Aero Spacelines 377GT Guppy 201

 

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The Guppy-201 utilizes the lower fuselage, wings, tail unit and cockpit of a Boeing 377/C-97, with portions of the lower fuselage of several aircraft being joined to provide a larger cabin.
Although this Super Guppy is very close in dimensions to the original Super Guppy, the shape of the fuselage has a smoother flow and engine nacelles are completely different.

 

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The first 377SGT Super Guppy Turbine flew on August 24, 1970. After success with the first of the 377SGTs, Aero Spacelines built a second 377SGT and it flew exactly two years later on August 24, 1972.


Aero Spacelines originally planned to build and operate the MGT and SGT aircraft but after the company got into serious financial trouble a decision was made to sell the SGT to Airbus Industrie.

 

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The Super Guppy Turbine (NASA's B377SGT), super-sized cargo plane flown since 1980 was acquired by NASA in 1997. Its home base, was the Ellington Field, near the Johnson Space Center in Lancaster, California.

 

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Guppy 201

Engines: 4 x Allison 501-D22C, 3663kW / 4912shp
Take-Off Weight: 77111 kg / 170002 lb        
Empty Weight: 45359 kg / 100000 lb
Payload: 25000kg / 55116 lb        
Wingspan: 47.63 m / 156 ft 3 in
Length: 43.84 m / 143 ft 10 in            
Height: 14.78 m / 48 ft 6 in
Wing Area: 182.51 sq.m / 1964.52 sq.ft    
Max. Speed: 460 km/h / 286 mph
Cruise Speed: 407 km/h / 253 mph        
Ceiling:     7620 m / 25000 ft
Range W/Max.Payload: 813 km / 505 miles

 

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Guppy 201
Engines: 4 x Allison 501-D22C, 3663kW / 4912shp
Take-Off Weight: 77111 kg / 170002 lb        
Empty Weight: 45359 kg / 100000 lb
Payload: 25000kg / 55116 lb        
Wingspan: 47.63 m / 156 ft 3 in
Length: 43.84 m / 143 ft 10 in            
Height: 14.78 m / 48 ft 6 in
Wing Area: 182.51 sq.m / 1964.52 sq.ft    
Max. Speed: 460 km/h / 286 mph
Cruise Speed: 407 km/h / 253 mph        
Ceiling:     7620 m / 25000 ft
Range W/Max.Payload: 813 km / 505 miles

 


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