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What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?  
User currently offlineLockheed From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 43 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10502 times:

The topic say's it all!


For me, the new EPIC LT is the best looking aircraft I ever saw, period.

http://www1.airliners.net/uf/536905826/1164214462XriCcp.jpg

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User currently offlineDoor5right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10496 times:

CONCORDE of course.

No other airliner comes even close!



My soul is in the sky...
User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10493 times:

In the airliner section it's the A330 without a doubt. Other than that i just LOVE the F/A-18.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10487 times:

For me it would be....

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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10478 times:

Convair Coronado-990 hands down

Micke//   

[Edited 2006-11-22 21:13:58]


Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10473 times:

B727 sitting on the ramp, taxiing, landing or taking off, in flight, just about anywhere but love the look of the single LED that is deployed with the first notch of flaps while on approach.


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10467 times:
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My vote....the Hughes H-1:





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User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10461 times:

The VC10, looks stunning especially in classic BOAC colours

User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1412 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10448 times:

well here is my list

The Comet 4C
The Super VC-10
The Lockheed Constellation 1649
The Airspeed Elizabethen
oh and nearly forgot Concorde

This list is not in any order just aircraft I like

littlevc10


User currently offlineCopenhagenboy From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 599 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10443 times:

Don't forget the Caravelle, that was a beauty, and if I remember correctly the first jet in SAS colours

User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10433 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):

I agree with EVERY single thing you listed, even the close seconds. Great choices!




Garri767


User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2388 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10428 times:

I would vote for either the MD-11 or 727, I know surprise, surprise  Smile


There's nothing quite like a trijet.
User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10423 times:

Airbus 340-600

Regards


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10421 times:


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User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 469 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10417 times:

I'm with the Cheesehead , , The Blackbird by far !!! SR-71, ride the rocket
Airliner,,, I vote the 757-200, the-300 is too long


User currently offlinePaneuropean From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10418 times:

Connie, Concorde and the Jumbo Jet

User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10414 times:

My votes goes for the B-777 and A-340 all series(both)

have a good one: DALelite



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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10410 times:

Gulfstream


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10401 times:

Boeing 747-400. Hands Down.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8459 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10376 times:
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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10366 times:

Quoting Door5right (Reply 1):
CONCORDE of course. No other airliner comes even close!

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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 day ago) and read 10336 times:

Kelly Johnson the great aircraft designer once said "if it looks good it will fly good". He would be proud that so many Lockheed designs showed up on the list of "most beautiful aircraft".

User currently offlineCrazyHorse From Austria, joined Nov 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 23 hours ago) and read 10331 times:

B777-300ER
Great looking aircraft!


User currently offlineAirplaneFan From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 23 hours ago) and read 10324 times:

Quoting CrazyHorse (Reply 22):
B777-300ER
Great looking aircraft!

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User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 20 hours ago) and read 10293 times:

I like the B777-300ER, and the A330-200. Both are very nice.

25 AAFLT1871 : For me, hands down, without a doubt the 757-200 and 300 series
26 Post contains images Riyadhnurse : Props=Super Constellations.Millitary=SR71 Blackbird's F-14 Tomcat's.B-52 Stratofortress. Commercial jets. 747's,L10-11,MD-11's A340-600,B777's
27 Mygind66 : " target=_blank>http://www.airraft.com/ ???????????? My vote goes for the sr-71 Enrique
28 GAIsweetGAI : If you look at the title... And to come back to the point: all of the A/C stated above.[Edited 2006-11-25 21:44:44]
29 Post contains links and images Jeffry747 : The Boeing 747 is by far the most beautiful machine ever built by Man. View Large View MediumPhoto © Ryan Hemmings View Large View MediumPhoto &c
30 Oldman55 : For me its the Boeing 727S and the Lockheed Constellation!!
31 Post contains images Asturias : The B752, L1011 and A333. I think the A319 is really cute too cheers Asturias
32 Post contains images ExFATboy : I'd have to say the Constellation (for props) and the Concorde are the most beautiful. TriStar gets the nod for wide-body. Now if we say "cute" rather
33 Post contains links and images Srbmod : The Beech 17 Staggerwing: View Large View MediumPhoto © Chris Mattison Looks fast even sitting on the tarmac. View Large View MediumPhoto ©
34 Post contains links and images Vega9000 : In the airliners category, this one is hard to beat: View Large View MediumPhoto © Jan Mogren - AirPixPro The A330 comes a close second... View L
35 RAFVC10 : Vickers VC10 and Ilyushin IL62 are my favourites; my second choice is the TU114 Rossiya. As military aircraft, Lockheed SR71 Blackbird and the A10 Thu
36 BA787 : The Boeing 757 by far Ive said this before, it looks crafted rather than built
37 Dornier328JET : L1011, MD-11, and Concorde in the Jetliner category. In the military category, I would have to say the XB-70.
38 Post contains images MDD : Without a doubt... MD-80! Such a shame that McDonnell Douglas doesn't exist anymore.
39 Post contains images QXatFAT : CRJ200 and MD11 ***filler***
40 Timboflier215 : Airliner: Concorde. Easy. Military: Spitfire. Also easy!
41 Post contains links and images Superfly : This is a tough one. Here are my favorites: 747-100 Especially in American Airlines colors View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte Jr. A340
42 Post contains links and images Aeroflot777 : I love the elegance of the TU-154 in the old SU colors. Simply best looking bird in the sky! View Large View MediumPhoto © Stephan Tophoven Aerof
43 Post contains links and images JetMech : The most graceful and beautiful aircraft IMHO are sailplanes, especially vintage classics such as the PWS-101 and Minimoa. http://www.vgcpoland.aleja.
44 Post contains links and images Captaink : and welcome to my Respected Users List. Without a doubt the most beautiful aircraft made to date. In my opinion of course. View Large View MediumPhot
45 Post contains images 747400sp : I agree!
46 Post contains links and images KSUpilot : Commercial: View Large View MediumPhoto © John Gregory Business Jet: View Large View MediumPhoto © Rui Alves - Madeira Spotters Military: Vi
47 Post contains images HorizonGirl : The Dash 8 has unique "fast and powerful" look about it, if anyone knows what I am talking about here. In the AS livery, the 737 looks very elegant an
48 Post contains images GQfluffy :
49 Post contains links and images SNA350 : My top 3: 1) View Large View MediumPhoto © Spencer Wilmot 2) View Large View MediumPhoto © Brendan Vanderwerf 3) View Large View MediumPhoto
50 Post contains links and images Nonfirm : In my opinion as well. View Large View MediumPhoto © Kazim Alikhan - t.dot photography
51 Post contains images TurkishWings : I think this lady beats them all...
52 Post contains links and images Sprout5199 : I would have to say the XB-70 Valkyrie: For pure military, the F-14 Tomcat: And for Airliners, Has to be the Connie: View Large View MediumPhoto ©
53 AbleToFly : I like lots of your favourites. Of civil airliner, mine would be: Boeing 767-300 Dehavilland DHC7 Military: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III F-14 Tomcat Bu
54 Alphafloor : The JumboJet takes my vote.
55 Post contains images Dougloid : Ask, and you SHALL receive.
56 Post contains links Jet2Leeds : hands down... the handley page victor http://www1.airliners.net/open.file/1144280/L/ if that were a lady... :P
57 Post contains links and images DHHornet : My username the D.H. 103 Hornet http://webstarter.netbenefit.com/users/www.dhhornet50.net/index.php And: View Large View MediumPhoto © John Krepp
58 Post contains images BCNGRO : For me it would be the A330. How come nobody mentioned the A380 yet?
59 Superfly : It's too new. It hasn't been around long enough for people to develope an emotional attachment to this aircraft. Its not even in service yet. Most sp
60 Post contains links and images COIAH756CA : View Large View MediumPhoto © Christian Andersson View Large View MediumPhoto © Tim Samples I fly it 4 days a week. Best airplane I could as
61 Post contains images Superfly : Congrats! You have the coolest job in the world!
62 Post contains images COIAH756CA : It gets me by day to day..
63 Post contains images N231YE : How much I envy you...err...your job My vote goes to the Embrear CBA-123 and the Convair 240/340.
64 NWDC10 : Awsome thread and awsome pics. I love the DC10 the best. Robert NWDC10
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