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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2014, 06:38:35 am »
A freighter was planned but canceled, and you can't just 'take out the upper deck', it aint' designed that way.

I wasn't suggesting it would be simple, practical, or even plausible. Just throwing out ideas for models.... :rolleyes:
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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2014, 07:30:15 am »
I know someone who has flown on one, he got lost finding his seat on his return from the toilets. They rope off areas so the stowage passengers don't mingle with first class.
If your flying stowage it should be easy to spot the oar handles sticking in the sides over the benches.  :wacko:
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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2014, 09:46:08 am »
A flying boat, great idea.
Or convert it into affordable housing, a flying hotel!

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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2014, 11:13:52 am »
A flying boat, great idea.
Or convert it into affordable housing, a flying hotel!
A flying hotel wouldn't be very affordable! However, numerous airliners have been converted into houses or hotel suites. A google search will turn up several. Some with and some without wings attached. I've always wondered how hard it would be to convert a retired C-130E or H into a house.
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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2014, 11:34:10 am »
Some converted into pleasure craft as well.
A water bomber as a Whiff or US Coast Guard colours.
An eye surgery.
Flying observatory.
NASA colour scheme.
X-plane carrier. Two parasite aircraft attached to the vertical tail fin and two more on or under each wing.

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Malaysia A380s being converted to Hajj cattle-cars ...
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2016, 10:11:09 pm »
Malaysia Airlines to reconfigure A380s for Hajj flights
http://atwonline.com/airbus-a380/malaysia-airlines-reconfigure-a380s-hajj-flights

Malaysia Airlines has confirmed plans to reconfigure and reassign its six Airbus A380s to a new carrier unit dedicated to transporting Hajj pilgrimage passengers.

New CEO Peter Bellew detailed the A380 plans Nov. 18 during a panel discussion in Manila at the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) 60th Assembly of Presidents. He said the A380s were “too big and thirsty” for the carrier’s Kuala Lumpur-London Heathrow route and it was “too early yet for a second-hand sales market” for the super jumbo.
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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2016, 10:40:54 pm »
Hey Guys, what about Converting an A380 into a Gunship? would that be a Workable Idea? Dan

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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2016, 06:18:16 pm »
Could carry some big guns but would be an easy target me thinks.

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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2016, 06:33:18 pm »
Might look something like this....
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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2016, 11:56:36 pm »
Something the size of an A380 could carry an electromagnetic railgun...

...and a reactor to power it.
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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2016, 01:50:14 am »
there was a proposal to build the A380 as the next Air Force One, but Boeing won it with its 747-8.
would make a good AF1 or Euro1  :mellow:

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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2016, 02:41:50 am »
Will AF1 now get gold toilets installed?
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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2016, 07:47:18 am »
Stop having these pointless competitions and just say the US government will not buy any Airbus products. Cut to the chase.
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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2019, 11:41:06 am »
Bye bye A380, potentially hard times ahead for Broughton.

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/requiem-for-a-superjumbo/

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Re: Airbus A380 in other roles and paint schemes
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2019, 12:13:16 pm »

Bye bye A380, potentially hard times ahead for Broughton.

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/requiem-for-a-superjumbo/


Under the same logic that caused them to stop the A380 production, I can't see the 747-8 going on for much longer. Everyone's flying twins these days.

Apparently there are NO US airlines flying the 747 any more.  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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