n729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 268 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1808 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
17.Lufthansa with the blue cheatline
20.TAP Air Portugal
NWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1668 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...
Speedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1667 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.
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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