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The Best Looking 747?  
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2682 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

For me, this is tghe 744.
The 748 looks good, but the 744 looked better. It had the best proportions. And the winglets make look him even better...

[Edited 2012-10-24 05:02:53]


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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2835 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4839 times:

For me the 747SP, just because it was so rare & certainly looked different!


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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2613 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4753 times:
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Has to be the 747-400.

I remember seeing 747-400s for the first time when they were brand new in the late 1980s/early 1990s, and thinking how gorgeous it looked, especially in CX's old green and white stripe livery  
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To me, the 747-400 is still the best looking subsonic commercial airliner.



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4737 times:
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Tough question... I like all 747's. It is always a great sight to see such a lovely bird.

But if I had to decide I would go 744 as well. The 748 very close behind as I like the wing design a lot and the proportions are still very beautiful...

747 forever  

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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2438 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4693 times:

I have always liked the SP in Braniff colors.

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User currently onlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2983 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4676 times:

Quoting CitationJet (Reply 4):

I have always liked the SP in Braniff colors.

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I've always thought the 744 is the best looking 747, though.



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3936 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

747 400

The 747 8 looks wierd. Wrong proportions.


User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7189 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4640 times:

741. 3 window upper deck.

User currently offlineGCPET From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2012, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4577 times:

Boeing 747-400! In the British Airways livery

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

The Boeing 747-400 will always be the true queen of the skies.

Quoting GCPET (Reply 8):
Boeing 747-400! In the British Airways livery

  



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User currently offlineBritishB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

Boeing 747-200 looks best in my opinion. Better than the -100 as it has a full set of windows on the top. Better than the -300/400 as they look short and stubby due to the longer deck.

Put it in "British" Negus livery and you have a good looking aircraft.

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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1944 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

My favorite is the 747-100/200 with the 3-window upper deck. To me the classics looked like a hot rod.

User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4355 times:

BOAC 741 and Delta 744   


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User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

I love the old SP, but come on, it's appeal was as something of a novelty.

The 747-8 is the most elegant looking commercial jet ever built, end of story.

Is that too much?


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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2442 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Quoting GCPET (Reply 8):

  


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User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

It has to be the 747-400 or the original 100 series.

Colour scheme wise my favourite 20 (well I couldn't make up my mind so I thought make a list)

1. Pan Am Billboard
2. Qantas early 70's (original scheme in other words)
3. Singapore Airlines blue and yellow as in the 742/743 (not gold and yellow)
4. Thai (not the current one, the last one without all the purple)
5. Air New Zealand (blue and green cheatlines)
6. Olympic Airways
7. Northwest Orient
8. Pan Am with the blue cheatline
9. Japan Airlines with the red and black cheatline
10. British Caledonian
11. Qantas (current)
12. Cathay Pacific green and white stripes
13. All Nippon Airways (the original pale blue scheme)
14. Air Afrique
15.CP Air
16.PEOPLExpress
17.Lufthansa with the blue cheatline
18.Air Lanka
19.BOAC
20.TAP Air Portugal


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 14):

Hmmmm! Gotta love that.   



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User currently offlineNWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Cathay Old livery and British old livery 744 are tops....im partial to our beautiful Northwest 744's in the livery prior to the last one as well =) Why does the 747-800 not have winglets or a stretch upper deck? Ive always wondered this..it does look very odd...

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Lufthansa or Delta 744, or Hong Kong Trader 748i

User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 17):
Why does the 747-800 not have winglets or a stretch upper deck?

1, Raked wingtips instead of winglets ala 787.

2, Both versions are stretched - count the windows.

[Edited 2012-11-09 21:09:36]

[Edited 2012-11-09 21:13:19]


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User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

All 747 variants are incredibly beautiful aeroplanes. They are just so well balanced and proportioned, apart from the 747SP of course. But, if I had to pick a favourite, it would be the 747-400 with Rolls Royce engines in particular. That aeroplane is just so aesthetically balanced and impressive. As for liveries, I'd go with those of British Airways (Landor or Union Jack), South African Airways, and TAAG.


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Oddly,I'm partial to the old Northwest Orient livery on the 742, but I do love the BN 747-27SP's!


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User currently offlinesennabestever From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

United battle ship grey on the 400 has always been my favorite.

User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

747-100. Nothing looks more classic in appearance than one either in Pan Am' delivery livery or TWA's twin globes!

User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2888 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 17):
Why does the 747-800 not have winglets or a stretch upper deck? Ive always wondered this..it does look very odd...

Winglets:

As rwy04lg said:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 19):
1, Raked wingtips instead of winglets ala 787.

Upper deck:

The freighter doesn't need a stretched upper deck, even on the 744F doesn't have a stretched upper deck (unless it was converted from pax to freighter). The 748i did stretch. Reference the following diagram:




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