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The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?  
User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Hey guys,
I'm just curious as to what you think is the ugliest a/c in the world, whether in production or not. I'll start-
1. Beech 1900D

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It looks like a King Air had a bad time in the repair shop.
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2. Shorts 360

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Words cannot express the ugliness of this aircraft.
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3. Shorts Skyvan

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Look! It's the flying box! And if it's not a box, then what is it?!
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4. Aviation Traders ATL-98

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It looks like a deformed 747.
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Need I say more? Feel free to express your thoughts!

Regards
JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Speedbird Concorde One
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User currently offlineUnited4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

No aircraft is ugly, imo.

Mike


User currently offlineNyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5747 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

IMO, even though it's not flying, the A380, hands down.


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User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

Oh NO! Another "the A380 is so ugly" post! PLEASE STOP THE HORROR!

BTW, I think it looks pretty neat.

Regards
JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Speedbird Concorde One
User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

Sorry JetBlast,
but the ugliest plane of all is the A380, now also the A350 (not so ugly, but ugly in the sense that it a A330 advertised as a "brand new" plane.
I have to agree with United4ever, no plane is ugly, well... exept A380...
Also no the most beautiful are the A320, A319 and the 737 family.
Regards,
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

I vote for "the flying box". It's really ugly  Wow!! And it doesn't seem to fly very well either... lol


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User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

Well that's okay guys, if you think the A380 is ugly I think everyone is entitled to their own opinions!

Regards
JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Speedbird Concorde One
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3759 times:
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I agree with the principle that no aircraft is ugly, but there is one exception, the Shorts 360, nothing else comes close.


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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

It's all a matter of opinion......

The deformed 747 gets my vote. the A380 looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cheers.....



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User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

Ok guys, I agree. No a/c is ugly, it is just......ummmm....unusual!

Regards
JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Speedbird Concorde One
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

This one:



The Bristol 170 freighter.



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User currently offlineCOAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

The a380 looks ugly now but imagine your favorite airlines colors on it and it will look great.

no ac is ugly in my opion except peter max

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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

No aircraft type is ugly (with the exception of the A380 whale). Some are quirky but none ugly-except the A380. The Carvair is kind of a neat airplane but like the Shorts flying boxes (330/360) isn't exactly photogenic. 747s, DC-10s/MD-11s and Tristars are jumbos that have aerodynamic styling that is beautiful, functional and distinctive. That can't be said for the flying slave ship. All the A380 would do to my favorite airline's colors would sully them with it's ugly shape. Going back to a Zeppelin with non-flammable gases would be more of a step forward.


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

When I was a kid - at the gate, I complained how ugly my plane was

That is ...


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I wasn't too happy but had to take the flight.



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User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3656 times:

I think the Shorts 340 is even uglier than the 360 .... I don't know how to post a pic ...


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineIslipWN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

I think the A321 is ugly.


Joe


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3638 times:

"The Bristol 170 freighter." It is ugly cute. Like an overweight pug or bulldog. My vote for ugly duckling goes to the early Vicer's Viscounts. The ovoid theme is over the top. Those egg shaped windows and that ugly 1950's bank vault door hatch degrade what could have been a smart looking bird for its time. Now, the Viscount vastly improves in later versions with a more conventional shaped door hatch. And, that slight hump above the nose/cockpit makes this bird awkward looking.


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Oval Overkill notice those ugly bank vault doors!


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ugly factor reduced with more conventional rectangular shaped doors.

BTW, I felt the ovoid Ford Taurus was a puker with all those ovoid themes.



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User currently offline727200er From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

A380 great plane

But

Uglier than a mud fence



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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

From the ones still in active service:
DC-9 and MD80/MD90/B717 - series

Is the ugliest



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User currently offlineAZjetgeek From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 235 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Topping my list is the Aviation Traders ATL-98. It does look like a deformed 747.

No. 2 on my list is the Tu-134. The cockpit alone makes me wretch!

No. 3 belongs to the Dornier 228. Could they make the nose any longer? Someone hit this aircraft with a monster-sized ugly stick!

No. 4, hands down, the Airbus A-300 Super Transporter. Now I know why they nicknamed this aircraft the "Beluga". It looks likes a Beluga whale with wings.

Rounding out my "bottom five" is the Antonov 124-Ruslan. There is nothing about this aircraft that is remotely attractive.

To those who nominated the Shorts SC-7 and 360, shame on you! The Skyvan, while quite boxy looking, is so homely it's attractive. The 360 is a cool looking aircraft. I rather like its "Hunchback" appearance.

BTW, my honorable mention list includes: Airbus A380 (another whale with wings); Vickers VC-10; Vickers Viscount; the Convair CV-990; and the BAe Avro RJ.



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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2181 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3594 times:

747SP hands down

Tom



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

I am sure that given time, the A380 will grow on many of us. Remember when the 737 and the 747 were ugly?

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

While I agree with the comment about no plane being truly ugly, the B777 certainly tops my list of "planes that are not eye-pleasing"... closely followed by the A310 and B737.



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

3 aircraft come to mind:

1. The deformed B 747 SP. (747s just shouldn't be that short)  Smile

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2. The too fat A310 with a weird looking tail:

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3. And finally, the one I have hated since the first time I saw it, the worlds ugliest helicopter, the westland Wessex:

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User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/polls/index.main?id=14

look at this poll in the poll section. there are plenty of other examples...



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25 Flyer737sw : Pretty much any airbus, besides the A340 series aircraft...The 747SP is up there too... Kevin
26 StowAway : I am going to get burned to ashes for saying this, but IN MY OPINION, The 727.... I am going to go and hide now
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