I was going to leave that for germb to pick up. :rawk:(Shut up, Polar, yeah yeah, Mr. 747 driver... )
Did you know a Blue Whale can get up to 400,000 pounds? Learned that on planet earth tonight.The MGTOW on our 747-100s was 735k pounds and on the -200s it was 785k pounds.
1.2M # is an incredible number. It boggles my mind thinking something that big and heavy can do what it does.
Interesting... What I got from the manufacturers' docs:Our -200s are 833 at MTOW and the -400s are 875 to 925.
I think the -8 will be about 965.
Oddly enough I think the -8 will have about equal payload. Looks like A380 operators will be paying more for landing fees.
747-8 A380-800 OEW 394,088 595,281 Usable Fuel 403,407 545,648 MZFW 642,000 795,861 MTOW 975,000 1,234,588 Max Payload 295,800 200,587