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Airbus A330-300 (F-WBXL)
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Airbus A330-300 (F-WBXL)

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Alan Brown
Great photo and the Beluga name fits well!
Baruch Klausner
I always wonder how this weird thing can fly
Doug Cook
Whole lotta thrust!
Leander Williams
I think this would be a great advertising slogan. 'If it fits into the belly of the whale, we'll transport it."
adelma
Congrats to the Airbus guy (gal?) who said: "It's not going to just 'blend in' anyplace; might as well paint it 'showy'! Excellent photo!
Gavin Hughes
Another happy plane takes to the air.
marylou anderson
Great livery!
ken kemper
Jose...........

An impressive photo of a most unusual aircraft.....
Lionel GAUDIN
Superbe avion
Jesse Carroll
Hey Baruch, put enough horsepower on a brick and it will fly! Just sayin!
Robert Cowling
And the Shuttle Transporters. Carrying the shuttle on their back, and all the added structure to support that extra weight. I doubt they got enough lift out of the shuttle to make it even close to a wash. And the Dreamlifters. But the latter at least looks somewhat more like a traditional plane.

Aerodynamics would be an interesting profession.

I remember, as a kid, walking through a C-5A and thinking that was the largest plane ever. HUGE planes...

Beluga motto: If it fits, it ships. And just about everything will fit in that!

It's obvious what Boeing did (added a larger tube to a 747), what are the roots of the Beluga? It looks more like a purpose built plane rather than an altered existing design. Still, amazing....
Viv Pike
@ Robert Cowling.

" ... what are the roots of the Beluga? It looks more like a purpose built plane rather than an altered existing design."

Are you able to read? The caption says it all. Airbus A330.
Per Wiki ... " Its aft section is based on the A330-300 while its forward on the A330-200 for centre of gravity reasons, and the reinforced floor and structure comes from the -200F".
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