Aero Spacelines 377SG Super Guppy

1965

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Aero Spacelines 377SG Super Guppy

The B-377PG Pregnant Guppy was followed by an even larger B-377SG Super Guppy: this featured not only an outsize fuselage, with a cargo compartment measuring 33.17m in overall length, 7.62m in width, and 7,77m in height, but also an increased wing span and four 5220kW turboprop engines. This Super Guppy was also used in the American space programme, it being the only aircraft able to carry the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle, and the Lunar Module adapter.

Aero Spacelines 377SG Super Guppy

Specification 
 MODEL377SG "Super Guppy"
 CREW3-4
 ENGINE4 x Pratt-Whitney T-34P7 turboprops, 4500kW
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight79400 kg175048 lb
  Empty weight47600 kg104941 lb
  Payload18500kg40786 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan47.7 m157 ft 6 in
  Length43.1 m141 ft 5 in
  Height11.7 m38 ft 5 in
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed480 km/h298 mph
  Ceiling6000 m19700 ft

Comments
Patrick Dean, e-mail, 08.12.2013 05:37

I am seeking construction, operation, break-up and crash photos of all Guppy Types for a book that will be published by McFarland and Company. It is a sequel to my book "The ATL-98 Carvair". The working title is "Volumetric Heavy Lift, Hybrid and Guppy Aircraft." This is a comprehensive review and comparison of Guppy and heavy lift aircraft and includes a section on external cargo transport. A large portion of the manuscript has been completed.
Any photos or anecdotal accounts anyone can offer will be appreciated.
Thanks, WPD

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James, 04.02.2013 22:35

Wow.

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Johnny, 04.02.2013 22:34

OMG its soooooooo big

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jack proctor, e-mail, 19.07.2012 16:59

In the mid eighties , when I was working at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City , I watched a Super Guppie load a damaged A-7 Corsair and deliver it to it's home base ! Quite an impressive aircraft for sure !

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bill, 18.06.2011 12:01

it being the only aircraft able to carry the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle, and the Lunar Module adapter.

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Rob Payton, e-mail, 12.06.2010 01:01

I used to live in Goleta where these planes lived in the middle /late 60's. They used to fly right over our house. Even got to go inside one...

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Jeff Taylor, e-mail, 16.07.2008 02:26

I got to watch these come into Ellington AFB TX when I was stationed there in the late 1960s. Really cool to watch them open up!

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bngfhnfg, 01.03.2008 16:26

OMG! THATS SO UGLY!!

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