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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 15:24
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DaveReidUK
 
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Originally Posted by Uplinker View Post
Would a twin engine 747 be feasible without a complete redesign?

Just strap on a couple of big Trents, and have each engine run two hyd pumps, etc., to run all the systems, like the A330.

Presumably not, otherwise they would have done it..
It's hard to know where to start.

A pair of the most powerful Trent variant would produce about 75% of the 747-8's installed thrust.

Perhaps if they narrowed and shortened the fuselage, removed the hump, scaled down the wing, etc ...
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