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Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?  
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4435 posts, RR: 19
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

I know it's trivia but I am curious. I vote for the 707 as I have a personal connection with it.


Interested in your opinions ? !


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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5240 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Easy, the 707. As far as I'm concerned, there's just no contest between the two when you're talking about which is better looking.


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User currently offlineSASMD82 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 743 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4761 times:
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I think I vote for the DC8. Though I don't like the - very distinctive fat Douglas nose - I think it looks just sleeker and better shaped. The 707 has some strange designs and - in my opinion - the wings are too large. I like the power of the 707 though.

Is it fair to compare the 707 vs. the DC8 as Mercedes vs a Rolls Royce?


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10677 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4701 times:

707. One of the most beautiful airliners ever and the second most attractive Jet Boeing has built, after the 747. One of the most balanced airplane designs I know off. Its in all details nicer than the DC-8, which wasnt bad either though.

User currently offlineSingaporeBoy From Singapore, joined May 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

The 707 definately....i love the lighting rod on the tail.Makes it look so sleek

User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4435 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4498 times:

Quoting SingaporeBoy (Reply 4):
ead 179 times:

The 707 definately....i love the lighting rod on the tail.Makes it look so sleek

That is the HF Antenna, I agree with you though.



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User currently offlinedaviation From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Oh, the DC-8-63 without a doubt! I think it's the most beautiful commercial aircraft ever built.

User currently offlinebj87 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4449 times:

For me the DC8. I like the way the cockpit windows look and the two "scoops" it has under the nose.

Quoting daviation (Reply 6):
Oh, the DC-8-63 without a doubt!

I agree 100%

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Another reason I chose the DC8 is because it has enjoyed a longer life span than the 707. Yes there are still a couple of 707's flying but the DC8 has proven to be more adaptable to modern technology. Which is why a lot of them are still flying and are even used as snazzy looking bizjets.


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User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4436 times:

I was always in love with the TWA 707-131 or 331 in twin globes paint. Maybe its the paint scheme that sways the vote......
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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

I have flown on the 720, 707-100, 707-200, 707-300, DC-8-51, DC-8-61, DC-8-62, and DC-8-63 aircraft. My favorite has to be the 707-320 in PanAm colors.


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User currently offlinecarbon787 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

thats a no brainer!!!....707 of course!
I flew in it extensively in the 60's and early 70's, just love that plane and its looks.


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4418 times:

I like both of these aircrafts (although i haven't flown on any of them), but for me it's without a doubt DC8.

Quoting bj87 (Reply 7):
I like the way the cockpit windows look and the two "scoops" it has under the nose.

Yeah, the cockpit windows are great looking!

Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 2):
Though I don't like the - very distinctive fat Douglas nose

I love that nose! I guess everyone has different preferences.


User currently onlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4924 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

Quoting daviation (Reply 6):
Oh, the DC-8-63 without a doubt!

I agree, it always looked so long, lean and powerful.

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Of course, the DC-8-62 is a close second.


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I always thought the B707 to be too "bulky" in the forward fuselage, as it became very deep very fast. Not like the B727 which has a much sleeker forward fuselage.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 12):
I always thought the B707 to be too "bulky" in the forward fuselage, as it became very deep very fast. Not like the B727 which has a much sleeker forward fuselage.

Agree. While the 707 is fairly attractive when airborne, I have always considered the DC-8 more stylish when on the ground. I think it's because the DC-8 sits with a slight nose-down angle while the opposite seems to apply for the 707. That seems to give the DC-8 a "sportier" appearance on the ground. For the same reason, the Embraer 190 reminds me of a 2-engine DC-8.


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7409 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

That's an easy one :

The B707 of course !!!



User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4255 times:

I think the 707 looks better. It would have been real cool if they could've put newer engines on the 707 like they did with the DC8-71.


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7409 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4196 times:

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 15):
I think the 707 looks better. It would have been real cool if they could've put newer engines on the 707 like they did with the DC8-71.

They did !

The B707 was used for testing the CFM-56 engines, back in the early 80s



User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

[quote=FlySSC,reply=16]They did !

The B707 was used for testing the CFM-56 engines, back in the early 80s [/quot]


Yes, it was called a 707 700, but due to fact that the 707 was not that much larger than a 727 200, and the they thought a 707 700 could hurt the 767 program, Boeing decided not to help the 707 700 program. It is too bad, a 707 700 would have been great for a charter airline back in the 80's.


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

In the early 80's Boeing starting putting CFM56's on the KC-135s to make the KC-135R.


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