Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6312 posts, RR: 29 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 13232 times:
I mentioned this on an earlier post which seems to have now disappeared, but am I the only one to notice the similarity in proportions to the A380 and B737?
If you ignore the wings and engines, apart from the lower and rounder nose and the more swept-back tail, they look like mother and daughter.
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6312 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 13075 times:
Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 4): The A388 wing has much more sweep and dihedral, the engines are further outboard, and the A388 elevators are disproportionally larger.
My point, as I said on the first post, was that if you IGNORE the wing and engines, the PROPORTIONS are remarkably similar. I did a double-take the first time I saw a flying image of the A380: it looked like a 737 with a new tail and four engines.
Jafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 12981 times:
I see where you are coming from mate! and I'm sober! You did say "mother and daughter" well, my daughter looks LIKE her mother, you can see the family resemblance but some bits are different (she has my nose).
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3335 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 12830 times:
Sorry BrayBuddy. But I have to agree with others and say that I don't see what you mean at all. First of all, if we are ignoring the wings and engines, what proportions are there to look at? Secondly, the fuselages have completely different shapes. In the A380 the fuselage drops down at the rear (the only Airbus to do so) and in the 737 it does not. Plus, the 737's tail angles forward as it gets to the bottom, and the 380's merely tapers a little bit. In the A380 the wings are longer than the fuselage, and in the 737, it is exaclty the opposite (at least in the generation you show above). Sorry bud.
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Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 12390 times:
The similarity of 737 is uncanny with side profile only to A3XX but not A380, but I think comparing to a 747SP is more accurate with span and length dimensions -- this sucker is going to climb with those giant wings when it lifts off. The nose of this A380 appears closer to 787 than any other (to put it bluntly, it appears to be a Gulfstream nose with a larger fillet), the first generation nose from the A3XX program looked more like than of 767.
I realize most of you people may not 'see' what I see, but then most of you are astheticaly obcessed, so I do not care.
We are all used to somewhat circular cross sections, A380 is an ellipse and is taller than wider, that is why it looks stubby -- nobody acknowledges the specific shape when making statements about how it looks, so I harp on them.
From the front and top, the porportions look expected.
That second pix in reply #13 doesn't do any credit, does anyone see how the lens used in that picture altered the view of perception?
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