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Image ID: 9620
Operator: NASA - N940NS
Aircraft: Boeing - 377 Super Guppy
Airport: USA - Arizona - Davis-Monthan AFB (DMA / KDMA)
Photo taken on 2006-11-24 by Rod Dermo [Contact]
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(21.1.2008, 10:44 CET)
Pima Air and Space Museum
(11 March 2008 - 01:27 CET)
that is a cool airplane
(12 March 2009 - 01:43 CET)
What does this thing do???
(6 April 2009 - 17:23 CET)
(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.
(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.
(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.
7 Steve 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.