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The recent modification of the B-747 for oversized cargo duties has maed me remember some Guppy-style projects I found some time ago. Here are some. I can not remember wher I found them, Sorry.
 

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In Aviation Week 1974 14-25 a B-52 based project was shown, with four
additional engines.
 

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The recent modification of the B-747 for oversized cargo duties has maed me remember some Guppy-style projects I found some time ago. Here are some. I can not remember wher I found them, Sorry.
The drawing on the left of the proposed Aero Spacelines conversion of a Boeing 707 to carry large rocket boosters can be found on page 34 of the 2018 book Ultra-Large Aircraft, 1940-1970: The Development of Guppy and Expanded Fuselage Transports by William Patrick Dean. The Colossal Guppy is discussed and illustrated on pages 208-209 of Dean's book, and also on page 209 mention is made of a proposal by Conroy for a 747 guppy with a length of 235 feet and a 27 foot wide, 65,000 cubic foot cargo hold. The B-52 guppy would have had 12 turbojets in six podded pairs and a larger wingspan.
 

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