N644NW, Northwest Cargo, 747-212F, JT9D, JT9D-7R4G2, 747-200FB-18721, China Airlines Cargo, Boeing 47-409F, Landing, Flight, Flying, CF6, CF6-80C2B1FN632NW, Northwest Cargo, Boeing 747-251BF, 747-200FN572CA, Challenge, Boeing 757-23APF, 757-200 seriesN400UA, Everts Air Cargo, Douglas DC-6A, R-2800, R-2800N422AU, Mini Guppy, R-4360 Radial EnginesN923SJ, Southern Air Transport SAT, Lockheed L-100-30, Indianapolis International Airport IND, 382EN153PA, Desert Air Transport, Convair VT-29B (240-27), Anchoarge, Alaska, CV-240 seriesG-BBDK, Freightmaster Cargo Airline, Vickers Viscount 808G-LOFB, Atlantic Airlines, Lockheed L-188C ElectraG-FIJV, Lockheed L-188C Electra, Atlantic AirlinesN523SJ, Southern Air Transport SAT, Boeing 707-369C, JT3D-3B hk, JT3D9G-MKE, Douglas DC-8-55F, MK Airlines, JT3DN153FN, Boeing 727-35, Flight InternationalN909PG, Boeing 727-2K5, AeroMexPres, JT8D, 727-200 seriesTF-FIE, Boeing 737-3S3QC, 737-300 series, Arndis, Icelandair Cargo
N422AU, Mini Guppy, R-4360 Radial Engines
Code Number:
TACV03P12_19
Title:
N422AU, Mini Guppy, R-4360 Radial Engines
This "MG" or Mini Guppy was yet another version of the Guppy Series of transports built by Aerospacelines of Santa Barbara. It was constructed with a swing-tail to ease the loading of cargo. It utilized the original Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major piston engines. This variant had a maximum load of 14,500 kg (32,000 pounds), and a cruise speed of 400 km/h (250 mph). Its volumenous cargo bay was 5.5 meters (18 feet) in diameter, and a maximum of 27.9 meters (91 feet 6 in) long, with a 22.3 meter (73 feet 2 in) constant section.

This aircraft first flew on May 24, 1967. Aero Spacelines operated it for several years, ferrying such contract cargo as NASA's infamous Pioneer 10 Spacecraft, until 1974 when it was sold to American Jet Industries. American Jet Industries sold it to Aero Union in 1980, who subsequently sold it to Erickson Air Crane eight years later. Erickson used the Mini Guppy to haul heavy equipment until 1995, at which point it was laid to rest at the Tillamook Air Museum in Tillamook, Oregon.
Keywords:
Aero Spacelines, Guppy Series (Pregnant Guppy and Super Guppy), Aero, Stratocruiser, Transport, Transporter, Prop, Propeller, Outsize cargo freight aircraft, Over-sized cargo, propliner, Logistics, Air Cargo, Airplanes, Commercial Freighter Fleets, Freight Aircraft

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