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A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!  
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Nepal, joined Aug 2004, 5793 posts, RR: 32
Posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12130 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.

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12106 times:

Dude, whatever you're on.. Share... Cuz I'm not seeing what you're seeing  Smile

User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12076 times:

nada....


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Nepal, joined Aug 2004, 5793 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12076 times:

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 1):
Dude, whatever you're on.. Share... Cuz I'm not seeing what you're seeing

Dude. . . get glasses!


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 997 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12008 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):
Dude. . . get glasses!

Hmmm.... tube and wing... that's about where the simmilarity ends.

The A388 wing has much more sweep and dihedral, the engines are further outboard, and the A388 elevators are disproportionally larger.


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 11989 times:

Wow the proportions are almost identical! They're both....airliners.

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Nepal, joined Aug 2004, 5793 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 11973 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.


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11879 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).

This post is sure to go all A vs B on you!


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11826 times:

When Irish eyes are smiliiinnn......................

Pour (hic) me nothurrrr (hic) pint bartenderrr.....  drunk  ...an loook at themm two aeroplanes there wudja... they look JUSHHT alahk....uh... uh...UHHHH...  vomit 


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11728 times:
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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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User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11679 times:

Mainly, the wings are markedly different. Sorry, you're on crack!


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User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11621 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
they look like mother and daughter.

You are missing the important question. "Who" would you date? The big but powerful momma or the thin but weaker daughter?  silly 


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Nepal, joined Aug 2004, 5793 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11558 times:

Come to think of it, looking at the pics below, if you dropped the nose on the this 767-200. . .




User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11414 times:

OH man..

The A vs B fight is going to migrate to this thread HAHA.

No, I don't see the similarities personally -- They look like totally two different "tubes".

The A380 is quite unique. Very unique IMHO.

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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Nepal, joined Aug 2004, 5793 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11308 times:

Proportions=dimensions. They both have the same stubby shape.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 9):
the 737's tail angles forward as it gets to the bottom, and the 380's merely tapers a little bit. In the A380

Read the last sentence on the first post again.


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11288 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.  Smile

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.  Big grin

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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User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11277 times:

The second shot in reply 13 is the best i've seen her looking.

User currently offlineCumulonimbus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11269 times:

Now do they both fly pax? Stupid thread!!

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11269 times:

OMG, if you ignore everything but the wheels on these two planes, they are exactly the same! It's incredible!  eek 


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Nepal, joined Aug 2004, 5793 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11236 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 19):
OMG, if you ignore everything but the wheels on these two planes, they are exactly the same! It's incredible!

Gosh! You're right! I've never seen wheels look so alike before!


User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11222 times:

What are you people smoking?!

User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11198 times:

Between this post and the post about my friends daddy has $39 million, Civil Av is going downhill fast.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11188 times:

Quoting N317AS (Reply 21):
Between this post and the post about my friends daddy has $39 million, Civil Av is going downhill fast.

Did that get deleted? I went back to look for it, and it wasn't there.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11163 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 18):
OMG, if you ignore everything but the wheels on these two planes, they are exactly the same! It's incredible!


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and what about the nose cones?Seen it? Haaa! that too!  Wink


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Nepal, joined Aug 2004, 5793 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11076 times:

The 737 has a more elegant nose, the A380 a more elegant tail. But they both have that same stubby shape!

25 Post contains images KcrwFlyer : you've gotta be kidding me.
26 MidnightMike : There should be a rule about drinking posting things on airliners.net that do not make any sense. Johan, how about making all users pass a breath-anal
27 NorCal : Very good comparison, the A388 was made with a much larger wing then needed so that it could be stretched for future derivatives. Which is why I find
28 MD11LuxuryLinr : Geez.. you all know that ALL Boeing and Airbus planes start out looking the same. It just all depends on how much time they spend at the Krispy Kreme
29 NorCal : Random totally unrelated question, but do they have krispy kreme in Switzerland, or have you visited the US?
30 Post contains links and images Braybuddy : TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE HARRY!
31 Post contains images ContnlEliteCMH : What a riot! Here's one for ya! My wife looks just like Jill Hennessy! I mean, if you ignore the less-than-perfect gazongas, the burgeoning waistline
32 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : permanently visiting the US..
33 NorCal : Thats cool, which state are you living in
34 Cleared2Land4 : No way!!!!!!!.................. i agree glasses would help GLASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
35 HAWK21M : Nope Not at all. You'r just looking at the Front view,look at all views. regds MEL
36 Lockheed1011 : Dude, I want some of what you are taking. Are in AMS eating brownies?
37 Saleem : I am very impressed with the determination of BrayBuddy "thread starter". So, we all have to agree the similarity in 737 and A380. However, unfortunat
38 Post contains images Stealthpilot : I agree with Saleem, have to give you credit BrayBuddy for your persistence. But.... can’t agree with you. Can’t say they look alike. They look si
39 Jumbojet : My God he's right! Can't anyone else see it? Both aircraft have a tube-like fuselage Both aircraft have 2 wings Both aircraft have a tail Both aircraf
40 Post contains images Lehpron : I don't see how any of you can't see it, it's obvious to me, what are you looking at?? I want to say those who can't see it that "you are dumb".
41 Post contains images N751PR : Just make sure not to date the daughter w/o the mother's consent...or else you'd have a big (literally) momma up yours....O_o Newark777, Now, now...n
42 Vanguard737 : Does any one else find humor with the statement: "Of you ignore the engines and the fuselage and the wings and the double deck vs. single deck, they l
43 Lehpron : he/she was talking about the outline; as long as I figure your confusion, it will be difficult to see it as humorous, unless that alone is humorous t
44 Monteycarlos : Yeah aside from the fuselage, wings, engines, gear, stabilisers, external and internal fittings and paint they are a spitting image of one another. I
45 Post contains images DIJKKIJK : Bray Buddy, A few more such threads and you'll be giving Gkirk a run for his money!
46 Post contains images Braybuddy : Baby bird and big bird. Take another look guys: you'll get it yet!
47 Post contains images Jaspike : Yes, they're a similar shape - but it's not really an unusual shape, I wouldn't say there's anything special about it. Tom
48 Post contains images Lehpron : Don't worry BrayBuddy, I got your back. See nose of first gen A3XX, this has a more 707/727/737 type appearance: And nose of second gen A380, which ha
49 Amy : HAHAAAA! You almost got another RR for that one! I suppose they are kinda similar ish maybe. Certainly more similarly proportioned than an A300 compa
50 EL-AL : The 737 is similar to the A380 just like any other airliner.
51 FSPilot747 : I see it. FSP
52 Post contains images OV735 : If you ignore the fact that my dog has fur all over his body, a tail, longer ears and two extra legs, and a differently shaped face we look like we w
53 Post contains links and images Martin21 : I think its more like an A318 View Large View MediumPhoto © Jid Webb martin21
54 Aer Lingus : The A380 really looks similar to the B737.
55 Post contains images IFixPlanes : Ouh, ouh I see it. I SEE IT!!! And also the A380 looks like the stepsister of the 747-400. Ingo
56 AMSSFO : You made me laugh!! A great start of my day. Thanks!
57 Post contains images BHXviscount : For all you piss takers out there reply 47 sums up what Braybuddy was trying to say. Leave the guy alone oh yeah and I see it BHXviscount
58 Braybuddy : Some of you guys are SOOOO easy to wind up! When I posted this thread I wondered who would be the most upset, Europeans or Americans. And the final sc
59 Post contains images Newark777 : Exactly, that is why it is so much fun to laugh about supposed similarities between two airliners. Anyway, I hope you didn't take any of this persona
60 Braybuddy : You're backtrackin' there Newark! You took it really bad!!!!
61 Bucchinij : Well I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so one may say that ressemblance could also be in the eye of the beholder. I personnally don't se
62 Braybuddy : You're missing the whole point of this thread: see my reply 58 above. I am so tired of A vs B arguments on this site
63 Nudelhirsch : Bray, it is just plain pointless to draw that comparison. Compare what you want, look at what is on the market, most airliners follow certain designs,
64 Braybuddy : Nudel. . . as I've said above: you're missing the whole point of this thread. SEE MY REPLY 58 ABOVE!
65 Nudelhirsch : I READ IT... You don't get the point. Your post is pointless, either as A B or as 380 = 2 x 737. There is no point. You are just writing some stuff th
66 Braybuddy : That was the whole point: these A vs B arguments are such a pain. I was having some fun while pointing out something that is fairly obvious. I wondere
67 Jet-lagged : Both airplanes are kinda ugly, due in part to their stubbiness and extended noses. Is that it? Please take my comments as evenly pro-Boeing and pro-A
68 Post contains images Tomys : You are funny oops, this message is too short for this board, so I am making it longer little bit
69 Post contains images Zvezda : I got it right away and was going to try to explain, but Reply #47 did so perfectly. Some of the other replies had me ROTFL. Thanks everyone.
70 UAL747-600 : Well Braybuddy, I had no clue what you were talking about until I went out and got 2 bottles of Bushmills and Jameson's Irish Whiskey. After drinking
71 Braybuddy : UAL read my post 58 above. You've just upped your country's score to 15!
72 Doona : I see where you're coming from, you know, since both A/C have like a fuselage and wings... Don't most A/C look pretty much alike? (Not to myself and a
73 Braybuddy : Europe 4 (see reply 58)
74 Post contains images Solnabo : How the hell do you see similarity between a 737 and A380? Either you´re irish or simply forgot youre specs, wich way I dont care......... Happy East
75 Braybuddy : Europe 5 (see reply 58)
76 Starrion : Solnabo- He's a troll. He wanted to see how many people reacted to a ridiculous assertion. They just usually don't admit to it. "Some of you guys are
77 Braybuddy : Only it's not so ridiculous if you look at Jaspike's montage (reply 47) The profile was even more similar than I thought![Edited 2005-03-26 15:35:10]
78 Tavve : Oh, that's too many replies to read... I have noticed it many times; The A380 is very similar to the B736, except in size. I've thought upon bringing
79 Braybuddy : Trouble is, Tawe, some people get very upset when you point it out.
80 Post contains images Braybuddy : Not so ridiculous when you look at Jaspike's montage: they both share probably 95% of the same profile
81 Patrickj : Come on folks Our good friend from Ireland has made a valid point. There is not much new in the world of transport aircraft shapes. Personally I've al
82 Post contains images ANITIX87 : Based on the studdy shape, the four engines, and the winglets, I'm inclined to think that the A380 looks more like an IL-96 than anything else. TIS
83 Post contains images Braybuddy : Boeing and Airbus make fine aircraft, but they are beginning to look boring now (though hopefully Boeing will stick to the initial designs for the 78
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