In the belly of a big beast
71 Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 20, 2018
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- NASA's Super Guppy carried two Team Vance T-38 training jets to El Paso International Airport, Texas, May 17.
The T-38 aircraft were transported in the Super Guppy to El Paso for maintenance.
The Super Guppy has a cargo compartment that is 25 feet tall, 25 feet wide and 111 feet long and can carry more than 26 tons. The aircraft has a unique hinged nose that can open more than 200 degrees, allowing large pieces of cargo to be loaded and unloaded from the front.