RussianJet From Kazakhstan, joined Jul 2007, 6270 posts, RR: 23 Posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2751 times:
The title basically says it all. What are your favourite prop-powered planes, and which do you think are the best looking? For the purpose of comparison with jets, let's leave out smaller single-engined models.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11111 posts, RR: 63 Reply 16, posted (5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
For me it's the Dash 8-300, middle of the family size wise and a great, reliable, and solid performer. It'll take a beating from mother nature all in its stride and get you down on the ground safely when other aircraft are WX'd out.
Some more of the Russian types need a mention too. The Il-18 - what a stunner, the noise up front is almost Godly, but mind if you have fillings because they will fall out. And the An-24, it's the ultimate solid performer which keeps on going, lapping up some of the harshest punishment you could throw at a plane with very little TLC in many cases.
dc9northwest From Romania, joined Feb 2007, 1734 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2261 times:
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16): Not too keen on the Q400 but agreed that the D328 is a cracker.
Gotta agree with you here, Dan... The 328 has to be my favorite turboprop strictly for looks.
The Dash 8-400 looks a bit odd from most angles... I think both the 100/200 and the 300 are cuter than their younger but bigger brother. Not that the ATR is any better. Overall I think Dash>ATR for looks.
CrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1614 posts, RR: 42 Reply 25, posted (5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
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I'm a big fan of prop aircraft, and I do believe that there isn't a better engine sound then one of a radial piston engine. However I am appalled that no one here has mentioned the single greatest aircraft that has been ever build! Boeing Model 299P, better known as the B-17.