The B-377PG Pregnant Guppy was followed by an even larger B-377SG Super Guppy: this featured not only an outsize fuselage, with a cargo compartment measuring 33.17m in overall length, 7.62m in width, and 7,77m in height, but also an increased wing span and four 5220kW turboprop engines. This Super Guppy was also used in the American space programme, it being the only aircraft able to carry the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle, and the Lunar Module adapter.
| MODEL||377SG "Super Guppy"|
| ENGINE||4 x Pratt-Whitney T-34P7 turboprops, 4500kW|
| Take-off weight||79400 kg||175048 lb|
| Empty weight||47600 kg||104941 lb|
| Payload||18500kg||40786 lb|
| Wingspan||47.7 m||157 ft 6 in|
| Length||43.1 m||141 ft 5 in|
| Height||11.7 m||38 ft 5 in|
| Max. speed||480 km/h||298 mph|
| Ceiling||6000 m||19700 ft|
|Patrick Dean, aeropatrick=embarqmail.com, 08.12.2013|
I am seeking construction, operation, break-up and crash photos of all Guppy Types for a book that will be published by McFarland and Company. It is a sequel to my book "The ATL-98 Carvair". The working title is "Volumetric Heavy Lift, Hybrid and Guppy Aircraft." This is a comprehensive review and comparison of Guppy and heavy lift aircraft and includes a section on external cargo transport. A large portion of the manuscript has been completed.
Any photos or anecdotal accounts anyone can offer will be appreciated.
OMG its soooooooo big
|jack proctor, ndnjack=cox.net, 19.07.2012|
In the mid eighties , when I was working at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City , I watched a Super Guppie load a damaged A-7 Corsair and deliver it to it's home base ! Quite an impressive aircraft for sure !
it being the only aircraft able to carry the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle, and the Lunar Module adapter.
Aero Spacelines 377SG Super Guppy
|Rob Payton, Bobs883=aol.com, 12.06.2010|
I used to live in Goleta where these planes lived in the middle/late 60's. They used to fly right over our house. Even got to go inside one...
|Jeff Taylor, CarGuyOne=aol.com, 16.07.2008|
I got to watch these come into Ellington AFB TX when I was stationed there in the late 1960s. Really cool to watch them open up!
OMG! THATS SO UGLY!!
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?