1Szymon Bochyński (11 December 2013 - 23:53 CET)
Shocked with your photo again...
1Daan van der Heijden (11 December 2013 - 19:19 CET)
Very nice Mark! Congrats!
1weston (11 March 2008 - 01:27 CET)
that is a cool airplane
2Ricky (12 March 2009 - 01:43 CET)
What does this thing do???
3joe (6 April 2009 - 17:23 CET)
4Arne (28 July 2009 - 04:22 CET)
The "Guppy" or "Super Guppy" was used to pick up the LEM at Grumman Aircraft
facilities in Bethpage , N.Y. That was in the early 60s. At that time it was considered to
be a vehicle built like the bumble bee which aerodynamically should not be capable of
flying and yet it does. It was a sight to be seen on its takeoff.
5keith (11 November 2011 - 02:46 CET)
I have also seen it carry airplanes and other airplane parts including some really neat
space things. I used to provide security for these birds.
6Ray (1 July 2012 - 05:28 CET)
I lived in Hicksville near Grummans, I remember seeing the Guppy flying in and out of
there, as a young boy seeing such a BIG thing flying over head, scared the crap out of me.
7Steve Bouressa (13 September 2012 - 05:41 CET)
I saw one at Mather AFB in '71(?) and asked if I could peek inside. If you think it looks
big on the outside, you should see the inside! I was told that one was used to transport
Saturn V rocket engines. Very impressive.
8Ken (11 December 2013 - 16:11 CET)
I seen one at the Navy airfield in Norfolk, circa 1982? The front was open and it looked
like a huge cave.
1Łukasz Puchala (11 December 2013 - 10:53 CET)
sitting on these lamps is legal or not ;-)?
2Darryl Morrell (18 February 2010 - 18:03 CET)
you can see where they rob parts for other aircraft, due to the ban on spare parts
3LostSpotter (24 February 2010 - 09:39 CET)
Unbelievable but I found on an iranian webside that EP-IAC is currently awaiting test
flight after heavy maintenance.
4Mehrad Watson (15 May 2013 - 23:26 CET)
And Now , Its Airworthy Again
5Wallybird (9 December 2013 - 16:57 CET)
I am almost certain (99.5% confidence) that the photo above is misidentified. I do not
think this is a photo of EP-IAC for the reasons set forth below...(just observation here,
not criticizing the person that made the entry in any way)...
1. all other
EP-IAC images show an orange dot just in front of the wingbox on the right side, this
photo shows two black spots and no orange spot;
2. the flaps and undercarriage
are all wrong (!!) for a 747SP...747SP flaps on a 747SP (which EP-IAC is) look nothing at
all like those on 747-100s, 200s etc.;
3. between the flap and wing, looking
up, there are no passenger windows. EP-IAC is a pax 747 with windows...this photo looks
more like a cargo bird;
4. The cargo door in the photo above is well IN FRONT
of the wingbox; on 747SPs, the cargo door is partly integrated with the wingbox.
I think the photo above is highly likely a mis-labeled photo of an Iran Air cargo
747, and that the photo above might be EP-ICC.