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Boeing 747 engine being transported appears missile-like due to its immense size

It truly is massive.
  • The Boeing 747 is one of the largest passenger aircraft ever created
  • It has four engines, each massive in size
  • The plane can achieve Mach 0.8

Published on Mar 20, 2024 at 7:45PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 21, 2024 at 12:41PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood

The Boeing 747 is probably a larger aircraft than most people realize.

And this clip showcasing the sheer size of its engine is a further testament to the plane’s massive size.

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Launched for the first time in 1969 and retired last year, the Boeing 747 is one of the largest passenger airliners ever built.

It is a large, wide-body, two-aisle aircraft with four wing-mounted engines.

Each of those four engines is extremely large.

Each engine in a 747 has a 2.66-meter (105-inch) fan and can deliver up to 30,572kg (67,400lbs) of thrust at takeoff and 26,535kg (58,500lbs) at cruise speed.

Speaking of which, the Boeing 747 can fly at speeds of up to Mach 0.8, which is equivalent to 987 km/h or 613 mph.

The truck used to transport the engine is anything but small and yet, you can see the engine is still larger than the truck itself.

And this just one, we have to remember there are three more.

The 747 remained in production for over 50 years and it has been used by a variety of airlines.

The fact that it was so large and had two stories made it customizable, which is something airlines tend to prioritize and find incredibly useful.

However, it seems the 747 was so good that not even Boeing themselves could outdo it – or even match it – with the airliners that followed the 747 in the line-up.

They tried with the 777 concept with foldable wings, and then with the larger 787, but neither ever really managed to capture the same essence as the Boeing 747.

Of course, Boeing has other issues to think about at the moment.

But that’s probably a different, and much more serious, conversation altogether.

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