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User currently offlineCtrl_alt_del From Ireland, joined Feb 2001, 71 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

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After all the discussion "sharkfin" or no "sharkfin" for the 7E7/787 I was thinking old hat! The TU-104 had a lovely sharkfin. By the way, the windows below the tail, were they in the toilets?

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User currently offlineAAMD11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3031 times:


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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Bloody copycats, the tail of a tu104, the nose of a caravelle, the dimesions of the 332 and the materials of a starship...

Just jooking! I love those pictures of old Russian jet liners. Very functional & designed to meet requirements very different from the west..

now, 10 years after the cold war, we are allowed to recognize many of them were brilliant without being accused of being a commie..

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BTW, ever heard the sound of a Tu114?

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2240 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2858 times:
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Nice observance but think 7E7 more radical sweep. From what I can very dimly remember from my only flight in the 104 those windows are for the lavs but I can't say if they were on both sides or if all three were for lavs or any for galley.

Ugh, the photo reminds me of another trip - Tiajuana MX for grad nite party

Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31792 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

The Sharkfin does look neat.

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineNyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5899 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

The final config of the tail isn't set yet; there's another 6 months to go so I wouldn't automatically assume that the shark fin design is going to be on the final version.

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