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What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?  
User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6994 times:

Just curious, what is your favourite tail-design?

Here's mine

TU-154 Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6972 times:
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I personally like the B733-B739 tail design:

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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6944 times:

Australian Airlines, South African, Cathay Pacific & China Airlines


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User currently offlineEI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6900 times:

I like the prototype 7e7 tail. The Tu-104 is excellent. I also like Russian T-Tail designs. The foward projection from the vertical stabilizer is really something.


Long live Aer Lingus, the Flying Shamrock!
User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6881 times:

Those TU-154 are very striking!!! Love 'em all. But I still have a soft heart for the B707.


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User currently offlineMarcopolo747 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 460 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6794 times:

The red magic carpet :


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The compass :


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The aztec motifs :


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The flying crane :


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User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6746 times:


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User currently offlineUnited4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6738 times:

Not a single design, but I loved BA's World Tails:


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User currently offlineVadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6697 times:

These are rare and different tails  Big grin


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User currently offlineBlackBox From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6656 times:

I was always fond of the old National Airlines' Sun King. The main attraction now is nostalgia, I suppose, as my first commercial flying experiences were on National, and I remember being excited when I saw the "sunshine" plane.


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User currently offlineBazzaldonbond From Ireland, joined Feb 2001, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6605 times:

I think some people are misunderstanding the topic its not colours/liveries on tails its actually the shape/design of the tail he's asking about!

User currently offlineBlackBox From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6558 times:

Whoops, you are correct, Bazzaldonbond. My bad.

My favorite tail design is the L1011 and 727, both works of art.


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User currently offline727200er From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6532 times:

Have to agree the L10-11 and 727 are absolute works of art.


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User currently offlineAviadvigatel From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6504 times:

RA-85154 you have good taste. Everything about the Tu-154 design stands out, but I also like other t-tails such as the VC10, Trident and Tu-134. The fairings that project forward of the fin seem to make them look more dynamic - the first 134's did not have these but they were retrofitted. Anyone know what their purpose is?

User currently offlineUnited4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6455 times:

See what you mean - my mistake.

In which case take a look at this beauty:


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Mike


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4636 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6364 times:

100% with you on the Vickers VC10  Smile

The most beautiful aircraft ever made!

Cheers,

Trent.

P.S. Other notable mentions - the Boeing 707 tail, the L1011 tail and the Caravelle tail)



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineJmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6313 times:

Frontier!
Just looking out on the line at at DIA, and seeing all those animals!


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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2391 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6280 times:

Not just because I work for them, but because it reminds me of home whenever I see it worldwide:

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User currently offlineUS Air/TWA Fan From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6257 times:

Continental and Continental Express...

Our planes may be....well, plain, but the gold globe set against the dark blue background is an amazing design!


User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 972 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6237 times:

For size: B767
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For design: B727
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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6209 times:

Hard to choose: The Delta widgets, the final TWA colors, the Wavy Gravy, any of the modern or special British Airways liveries, and I love the new United. AA's tail is nice too, and I really liked the "Soaring Spirits" tails. Finally, I'll end my list with Qantas: their tails have always been superb, whether special or conventional (in color, not in terms of T-tail or conventional tail)


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineKevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 726 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6186 times:

My first favorite airline tail is Lufthansa. The crane which always flies me safely. The crane also makes me feel safer to fly with LH.

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User currently offlineZASpringboks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6172 times:

Mine is the one with the wing on the back of it.

User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6156 times:

FOLKS, he's asking what is your favorite tail architech/design...

Do you like the 717's T-tail, or the massive 747 tail, the stubby 320 tail, etc...

We're not looking for logos.



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User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6156 times:

World Colors BA... chelsea Rose... most elegant design... sadly that it has become history.


25 Post contains links and images Boeing777/747 : Undisputable: Beechcraft Bonanza! View Large View MediumPhoto © Joachim Lippl - Helionline
26 Post contains images RA-85154 : Hi everyone, I was indeed asking for aircraft tail-DESIGN, like: Normal tails (747, 737), T-tails (DC-9, TU-134), 3-holers (DC-10, L1011, 727, TU-154)
27 Bluewave 707 : My all-time favorite is the 707!
28 Speedbudgie : British Airways' Chelsea Rose and South African Airways. Absolutely beautiful.
29 Post contains images Goldentail : Continental, classy & timeless
30 Post contains images RA-85154 : Hmmz, still people do not seem to understand??? (read post 26)!!!
31 Post contains images N276AASTT : 727's 727's 727's
32 Post contains images FLYtoEGCC : It's not that people don't understand the topic, they're in too much of a hurry to put what THEY think down and are too bone idle to read anyone else'
33 Post contains links and images Santosdumont : As far as structural design goes, I agree with Kalakua: View Large View MediumPhoto © Juliano M. Bergmann The 707 tail is a timeless work of art,
35 United4ever : "It's not that people don't understand the topic, they're in too much of a hurry to put what THEY think down and are too bone idle to read anyone else
36 FLYtoEGCC : United4ever, sorry if I offended you and I take your point that the question is a little ambiguous. But: 1) The original poster has his as "TU-154" wh
37 Post contains links and images MerC : South African Airways Boeing 747. View Large View MediumPhoto © Ryan Hemmings
38 Post contains images SWA TPA : The L-1011, DC-10 and 727 have the most beautiful tails hands down. The 727 wins for sheer grace and beauty. Classic. The Audrey Hepburn of tails. Th
39 Post contains images United4ever : FLYtoEGCC: "3) You haven't actually contributed to the topic, where as I did. What is your favourite tail design?" Thanks for proving my point. See re
40 Post contains images FLYtoEGCC : I did read all the posts, but not the usernames. I assumed it was your first reply. Oops I will take care to do this in future. I apologise to you.[Ed
41 United4ever : EGCC Apology gratefully accepted. Man enough to accept error and apologise = welcome to RU list. Mike[Edited 2004-03-10 17:59:12]
42 Post contains links and images DC-10 Levo : MD-11: And the DC-10: View Large View MediumPhoto © Carlos Borda DC-10
43 Post contains images TR763 : The tail of MD-11 (specially in Varig c/s):
44 Post contains links and images ThaiAggie : I like 747 tail. View Large View MediumPhoto © Daniel & Robert Fall
45 Post contains images Fuffla : I like the 717 and the 747, especially in Qantas or Thai livery! Thanks, good topic.
46 Post contains images Motorhussy : Call me biased, but... ...it's the Koru, the insignia that's guided our canoes around the Pacific for almost millennia. MH
47 Post contains images RA-85154 : LOL is it still not clear????? Is my first post so difficult then, okay I am Dutch but I thought my English was quite well? I even made it BOLD----> T
48 Post contains images ThaiAggie : These are for you Luke bmi tails...very nice
49 Post contains links and images LHcapt2007 : RA-85154 lol yes its been here 4ever... How unusual here on our Biggest Bird: View Large View MediumPhoto © Luc Willems suprised i havent seen an
50 Post contains links and images AA777 : This is just ONE of my favorite BA World Design Tail Designs.... Absolutley Stunning. View Large View MediumPhoto © Chris Sheldon -AA777
51 Post contains links and images Qqflyboy : By far the most unique! View Large View MediumPhoto © Ben Wang
52 Post contains links and images NonRevKing : No question: View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Stevenson - SPOT THIS! Brian - SPOT THIS!
53 Post contains links and images Theflcowboy : View Large View MediumPhoto © Gregg Stansbery Nuff Said. MD
54 Post contains images Yanksn4 :
55 Post contains links and images Heisan67 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Aaron Lupton View Large View MediumPhoto © Toni Marimon View Large View MediumPhoto © Per Christian Reith
56 Post contains links and images Sovietjet : Lol...people still post this based on livery instead of actual tail design. O well..Ra-85154 I guess you're thread didnt fully work. Anyway my favorit
57 Post contains links and images SK901 : My favorite Tail design The A343 View Large View MediumPhoto © CPH Aviation Really smooth
58 Thrust : I prefer the MD-11, the DC-10, the 727, and the L-1011 as well as the 747 and the 777 tails.
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