Boeing 747-8F - Cargolux / LX-VCM


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The Boeing 747-8 is a wide-body jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It was officially announced in 2005. The 747-8 is the third generation of the 747, with a lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings, new engines, and improved efficiency. The 747-8 is the largest 747 version, the largest commercial aircraft built in the United States, and the longest operational passenger aircraft in the world.

The 747-8 is offered in two main variants: the 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8I) for passengers and the 747-8 Freighter (747-8F) for cargo. The first 747-8F performed the model's maiden flight on February 8, 2010, with the 747-8I following on March 20, 2011. Delivery of the first freighter aircraft occurred in October 2011 and the passenger model began deliveries in 2012. As of December 2018, confirmed orders for the 747-8 total 154: 107 of the freighter version, and 47 of the passenger version.

Manufacturer: Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Model: 747-8R7(F)

Airline: Cargolux

Registration: LX-VCM

Role: Wide-body cargo jet airliner

First flight: February 8, 2010

Introduction: October 12, 2011, with Cargolux

Status: In service

Primary users:

  • Lufthansa
  • Korean Air
  • Cargolux
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo

Produced: 2008–present

Number built: 130 as of December 2018

Unit cost: US$419.2M as of 2019

Developed from: Boeing 747-400

Specifications:

Cockpit crew: Two

Capacity: 137,700 kg

Cargo Volume: 858 m3

Length: 76.3 m

Height: 19.4 m

Wingspan: 68.4 m

Wing: 554 m2 (5,960 sq ft), sweep 37.5°, 8.45 AR

Cabin width: 6.1 m

MTOW: 447,700 kg

OEW: 197,131 kg

Max. payload: 132,630 kg

Fuel capacity: 226,118L

Engines (4×): General Electric GEnx-2B67

Cruise speed: 903 km/h

MMo: 956 km/h)

Range: 7,630 km

About the model:

Manufacturer: Herpa Wings

Scale: 1:200

The actual Aircraft: