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BROUGHTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: An Airbus A300 Beluga aircraft is loaded with wings at the Airbus SAS wing assembly factory on November 7, 2013 in Broughton, United Kingdom. The Airbus wing plant assembles the wings for all Airbus civil aircraft, including the new A350 XWB. The facility produces over 1,000 wings a year and employs more than 6,000 people. Completed wings are transported by the purpose built Beluga aircraft for final assembly in Toulouse or Hamburg. The giant A380 wings are transported by road and then by river craft to Mostyn harbour, where they are loaded onto a custom-built roll-on, roll-off ferry for the trip to France. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Airbus Beluga really looks like a flying whale

The aptly-named Airbus Beluga resembles a giant whale, but it's really a behemoth of the skies. The triple-decker aircraft is designed to transport lightweight but oversized cargo, like airplane wings. The Beluga is really an Airbus A300 aircraft, which originally carried 600 passengers, that was refitted to transport aircraft parts around Europe.