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Most Graceful 4 Engine Airliner?  
User currently offlineJAM747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 550 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

I have always liked the look of 4 engine airliners. Which is the most gracefully of all the 4 engine airliners. Possible contenders:
Boeing 707
Douglas DC8
De Havilland Comet
Convair 880
Tu-144
Concorde
Boeing 747
Airbus A340
Airbus A380
IL-96

Feel free to suggest others. My favorite is the Boeing 747.

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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3006 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

Sure is the IL-96 hands down!!!

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User currently offlineBully707 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4055 times:
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The most graceful 4 holer would be the B707-300C series...!!!!
Closely followed by the DC8-61/63....!!!!!


Bully



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User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

747 all the way for me.


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User currently offlineDa man From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4045 times:

Forgot One ... Vickers VC-10

My favorite is the Concorde, the VC-10 a close second.

da man



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4043 times:

Concorde, NQA.
Grace is speed under pressure.
Everything else just lumbers along simply provinding enough thrust to go forward a bit an keep itself in the sky.


User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

For me it's the A340-500

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Followed closely by the B707-300

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And then...

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Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

IMHO here she is:



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User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

Airbus A340-300


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A340-300 - slow, but awesome!
User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

Boeing 307 Stratoliner or the Douglas DC-7 Seven Seas. Two of the most promising airliners of their times, both of which fell victim to factors out of the industry's control-WWII killed the Stratocruiser and the Jet Age killed the Seven Seas.


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3995 times:

Boeing 747-400 all the way.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3989 times:
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There is no worthy competition here, B747

User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 11):
There is no worthy competition here, B747

Although the 747 is my all time favorite aircraft, for most graceful, I have to say that it's this modern marvel of aviation......
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User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

The A340-300 and 500:


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And the Concorde:


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User currently offlineQxq400 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

For me the Connie is the most gracefull four engine aircraft.
Even though she was a prop. The best looking lines out there



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User currently offlineOzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

All-time most graceful:


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no question about it. The others (apart from Concorde) are aluminium tubes with flying surfaces.



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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

747 747 747, why do ppl try to hide it?

User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3895 times:

I'm with the Connie brigade, what a beautiful aeroplane - just a shame she wasn't British Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

I'm gonna have to say the VC-10 it's not the best one on the list, but it's definitely the most graceful.


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

A340-500 all the way.

Mike



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

The Connie

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User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

The most graceful?!

Concorde, hands down, it has to be  Smile



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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3819 times:

The one and only 747  Wink


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User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 305 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3806 times:
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[quote=Dtwclipper,reply=7]IMHO here she is:

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The VC10 was certainly a beautiful Lady, but, you could never describe her as graceful, she was raw power, subtle control and the ability to glide through the air were not her forte.

For me it has to be the true lady of the skies, Concorde.

Andy



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User currently offlineRossyboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

My alltime favourite has to be the A340-300.


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I also like the A380


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And the A330


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25 Aerlingus330 : After Watching the A380 on Wednesday...It is a winner So my List- A380 A340 Concorde 747-400 AerLingus330
26 USAFMXOfficer : From Websters: Main Entry: grace·ful Pronunciation: 'grAs-f&l Function: adjective : displaying grace in form or action : pleasing or attractive in li
27 Post contains links and images BNAflyer78 : I've always loved the DC-8-70 series. I just wish I had gotten the chance to fly one! View Large View MediumPhoto © Carlos Aleman - SJU Aviation
28 AV757 : The grand daddy of the Boeing passenger jet dynasty, Boeing 707-300 series. AV757
29 EmmenezMoi : To me, the most graceful is definitely the Concorde. By very, very far!
30 ZKEOJ : --> yes! Prop: No doubt the Connie! Jet: Comet, VC10/IL62, Concorde, 707, DC8, 747, A340 - gee, I think they all are....any main airliners that aren'
31 ExFATboy : Another vote for the Connie here...
32 OzLAME : I'm with you there, It has as much grace as a shipping container IMHO; it kind of reminds me of the Boeing Stratocruiser. I'd still like to see it pl
33 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : I, too, love all versions of the Connie. I would also like to nominate the De Havilland DH-91 Albatross (looks kind of like Lockheed's proposed Excali
34 Post contains links and images WorldXplorer : I don't know what I am missing withe Connie, I just does nothing for me. I will have to go with the 747-400. On rotation with maximum wing flex... Ohh
35 Post contains links and images ACDC8 : All I can say is, WOW! View Large View MediumPhoto © Rotate
36 Jumppilot : everyone knows its the 747. c'mon now. the a340 looks nice too but the 747 its just soooo beautiful.
37 Flygaz : I have to vote for the A340-600, beats the 747 in the 'beauty contest'.
38 Iakobos : Prop age Lockheed Constellation Jet age Concorde The rest are at best "nice" planes, at worst oddities in the sky (eg Short Skyvan).
39 Post contains images MH017 : For me: Lockheed L-188 Electra in the KLM diagonal colours (still recall them flying daily over my head, when still playing in the sand-pit at Kinderg
40 Ib16uk : A340-600 !! Iain Cabin Crew Wannabe
41 Post contains images KC135TopBoom : #1. B-707/B-367-80/KC-135 #2. Boeing Flying Boat (B-344?) #3. Lockheed L-749/1049/C/EC-121/P4V Connie #4. Boeing B-747/E-4/VC-25 Four engines, four vo
42 Post contains links and images BCNGRO : What about this one? No one has mentioned it yet. View Large View MediumPhoto © Tim Samples
43 OzLAME : For a very good reason. There is no way that this aircraft is graceful.
44 KC135TopBoom : Sorry about the error, My #2 selection should have read, #2 Boeing Flying Boat B-314
45 Post contains links and images RODOL : It has to be the L-188, simply beautiful. View Large View MediumPhoto © Alastair T. Gardiner - WorldAirImages
46 Soaringadi : No questions asked.... and no doubts at all... It has to be the queen of the skies.... look at my profile
47 Post contains links and images Vasu : Blatently... View Large View MediumPhoto © Robert Matthews - FliteZoneImages
48 Airlinerfreak : Boeing 747-400 no doubt in my mind on that one.
49 Ncfc99 : It has to be concorde.Fantastic looking plane. Of the models still flying it must be the A340-600
50 Post contains links and images NWADC9 : HAIRDRYERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! View Large View MediumPhoto © Lee Barber And the queen of the skies... View Large View MediumPhoto © Ed Flemin
51 Doona : I think people in this forum have trouble understanding that Concorde is a four-engined A/C. If this was a "Most Graceful Airliner Ever"-thread, the C
52 Post contains images KC135TopBoom : I don't.
53 ACdreamliner : A340-200 or the IL-96
54 FlyingZacko : Has to be the A345 and A346 for me.
55 Post contains images KC135TopBoom : Well, at least no one nomimated that butt ugly An-124.
56 RCS763AV : hey the A330 only has 2 engines...
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