The model’s first flight was on May 4, 1993, and it entered service with Cargolux on November 17, 1993. Major customers included Atlas Air, Cargolux, China Airlines, Korean Air, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Polar Air Cargo, and Singapore Airlines. The −747-400F can be easily distinguished from the passenger −747-400 by its shorter upper-deck hump and lack of windows along the main deck.

Specifications

The 747-400F has a main deck nose door and a mechanized cargo handling system. The nose door swings up so that pallets or containers up to 40 ft (12 m) can be loaded straight in on motor-driven rollers. An optional main deck side cargo door (like the 747-400M (Combi)) allows loading of dimensionally taller cargo modules. A lower deck (“belly”) side door allows loading of unit load devices (ULD) up to 163 cm in height. Boeing delivered 126 Boeing 747-400F aircraft with no unfilled orders as of November 2009. The last −400F was delivered to Nippon Cargo Airlines on August 2, 2008.

The 747-400 is equipped with a two-crew glass cockpit, which dispenses with the need for a flight engineer, along with more fuel-efficient engines, an optional fuel tank in the horizontal stabilizer, and revised fuselage/wing fairings. The aircraft also features an all-new interior with upgraded in-flight entertainment architecture.

 

CHARACTERISTICS of the 747-400F

MetricImperial
Maximum take-off weight396 900 kg875 000 lbs
Maximum revenue payload113 000 kg249 000 lbs
Dimensions
Wing span64,40 m211 ft
Height19,40 m63 ft
Overall length70,70 m232 ft
Cabin width (floor level)5,90 m19 ft
Cabin length56,40 m185 ft
Typical volume capacity
Main Deck610,1 m321645 ft3
Lower compartments (bellies)130,3 m34601 ft3
Bulk14,7 m3520 ft3

MAIN DECK

Efficient Main Deck of the 747-400F handles

 

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(2) 96- x 125-in x 8-ft contoured pallets (540 + 607 ft3) = 1,147 ft3

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(5) 96- x 125-in x 8-ft pallets (at 613 ft3) 3,065 ft3

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(23) 96- x 125-in x 10-ft contoured pallets (at 745 ft3) 17,135 ft3

Total: (30) 96- x 125-in pallet positions 21,347 ft3

 

Main Deck Side Cargo Door of he 747-400F

 

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NOSE CARGO DOOR of the 747-400F

 

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LOWER DECK

Efficient Lower Deck

 

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Forward 58.8 m3 (2,075 ft3) / (5) 96- x 125-in pallets1,147 ft3

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Aft 71.6 m3 (2,530 ft3) / (4) 96- x 125-in pallets & (2) LD-1 / LD-3s

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Bulk: The 747-400F has 14.7 m3 (520 ft3) of bulk cargo.

Total: 145.1 m3 (5,125 ft3)

Lower Cargo compartment doors

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Bulk Cargo compartment door

 

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CROSS SECTION

Cargo door arrangement (same as for 747-8F)

 

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The B747-400F can carry loads of more than 100 tonnes on long-haul flights of up to 13 hours duration. It has side and nose loading doors so can transport a wide range of cargo.

Compartment Load Capacity
Main: 29 – 96″ x 125″(244cm. X 318cm.)
Position 1: 1 – 88″ x 125″(224cm. X 318cm.)
Lower: 9 – 88″ x 125″ x 64″3,285 cu. ft (93.0 cu. m.)
OR: 9 – 96″ x 125″ x 64″3,855 cu. ft (109.2 cu. m.)
Lower Bulk Cargo Area: 920 cu ft(26 cu m)
Cargo Door Dimensions
Main Cargo Door134″ x 120″ (340cm. X 310cm.)
Lower Forward Door110″ x 104″ (168cm. X 264cm.)
Lower Aft Door110″ x 104″ (168cm. X 264cm.)
Lower Aft Bulk Door44″ x 47″ (112cm. X 119cm.)
Nose Cargo Door
The 747-400F freighters have a hinged nose that flips up to allow extra large or extra long shipments to be loaded and unloaded. This will be a useful feature for large cargo or freight shipments.

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