I would like to preface this feature request with the fact that this is not a request for a livery or an update on the current 747-8, but for the separate 747-8F itself. Could be included in a 747 Rework if that did happen.
The 747, The Queen of the Skies, in her largest cargo variant ever seen. Many cargo operators use her because of her increased efficiency and reliability, increased cargo hold, and many other things.
I understand that we already have the 747-8 in Infinite Flight, and that it has cargo liveries, but myself and others felt the need for the separate 747-8F. I feel the need for the separate aircraft because the cargo variants still have passengers in weight and balance, and can only hold about 90,000lbs of cargo where the 747-8F itself can hold over three times that amount. There are also limited cargo liveries on the 747-8 in Infinite Flight. I feel the need for a separate aircraft as well because how amazing would it be to have an opening nose door and side cargo doors on this gentle giant?! If this did get implemented, we could get new features such as those on the CRJs, and the updates to planes such as wing flex, more cameras, and more liveries.
I have talked with some members of the community, and we feel that this is definitely a necessity in the game and we’d love to see it. Anyways, who wouldn’t want to fly this beautiful cargo plane?
TL;DR : Features I’m Requesting
- Opening nose cargo door
- Opening side cargo doors
- Wing flex
- New camera views
- Updated cockpit
- More liveries
- Removal of passengers in Weight & Balance
- With removal of PAX, allow the accurate amount of cargo to be added
Statistics on the 747-8F
- Length : 250ft 2in or 76.3m
- Height : 63ft 6in or 19.4m
- Wingspan : 224ft 5in or 68.4m
- Cargo Capacity : 303,700lbs or 137.7 metric tons
- Range : 4,120nm
Some of the world’s leading package delivery services and air cargo companies operate the 747-8F.
List of Operators
- AirBridgeCargo Airlines
- Atlas Air
- Boeing Freight (Also in Seattle Seahaws Special Livery)
- British Airways World Cargo (no longer in use, but they did operate)
- Cathay Pacific Cargo
- Etihad Cargo (Only one, in old livery, leased from Atlas Air, retired in 2016)
- Korean Air Cargo
- Nippon Cargo
- Polar Air Cargo / DHL
- Qatar Cargo
- Saudia Cargo
- Silk Way Airlines
- Volga-Dnepr Airlines
For the liveries not in the source, thank you to @william and @Captain_JR for letting me know about them!