Apologies if this is the wrong place, if it needs moving please do so.
This is something I’ve wondered about for a while: if the Airbus Beluga can carry huge loads under the power of only 2 engines, how come the super-jumbo passenger jets (B747 and A380) are still using 4 engines? Why would 2 engines not be enough in these cases?
There may be a simple answer, the passengers jets may simply weigh more but as far as I know a fully loaded Airbus beluga would probably weigh the same as a jumbo?
I can’t wait to hear the answer