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German illustration of the project of a giant wide-bodied aircraft in 1982.

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Are those engines? They are as long as a Boeing 737!
I assume the wingtip "bulges" are the main fuel tanks.
 

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Nice find my dear Pavel.
 

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I recall Lockheed worked on a similar concept
 
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Another new miracle of German thought. PM Magazine August 2018. A vertical airport project for Los Angeles. I do not understand the humor: how do planes immovable moor in the air to the terminal? This is very similar to the festival of incredible projects EVOLO.
 

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It looks like it's based on the Spanloader concept.
 

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I think the 1982 design was an MBB project.
 

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pavel said:
Vintage German illustration of the project of a giant wide-bodied aircraft in 1982. From P.M. Magazin 1982. Reprint 2017.
1: That's a Lockheed spanloader design.
2: Apparently the artist was under the impression that it could taxi sideways.
 

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With something that big, I'm not sure investing in gear that would rotate for ground handling and crab is a terrible idea actually (not to say this was Lockheed's plan here or that the artist didn't flub).
 
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