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Aero Spacelines 377SG Super Guppy


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Following the B-377PG Pregnant Guppy was the larger B-377SG Super Guppy of 1965. This featured an outsize fuselage with a cargo compartment measuring 33.17m in length, 7.62m in width, and 7.77m in height, and an increased wing span and four 5220kW turboprop engines. The only aircraft able to carry the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle, and the Lunar Module adapter, this Super Guppy was also used in the American space programme.

Following the B-377PG Pregnant Guppy was the larger B-377SG Super Guppy of 1965. This featured an outsize fuselage with a cargo compartment measuring 33.17m in length, 7.62m in width, and 7.77m in height, and an increased wing span and four 5220kW turboprop engines. The only aircraft able to carry the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle, and the Lunar Module adapter, this Super Guppy was also used in the American space programme.

377SG "Super Guppy"
Engine: 4 x Pratt-Whitney T-34P7 turboprops, 4500kW
Take-Off Weight: 79400 kg / 175048 lb    
Empty Weight: 47600 kg / 104941 lb
Payload: 18500 kg / 40786 lb    
Wingspan: 47.7 m / 156 ft 6 in
Length: 43.1 m / 141 ft 5 in    
Height: 11.7 m / 38 ft 5 in
Max. Speed: 480 km/h / 298 mph    
Ceiling: 6000 m / 19700 ft
Crew: 3-4
 


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