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WOW...A380 And A318 Flying Side-by-side!  
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 25196 times:

I don't know how to put the pics up here...but here are the links.

It does show the size of The Wooly Mammoth compared to another aircraft...I think this is the first true side-by-side comparison...albeit a much smaller aircraft...


http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050602/481/par10806021137


not sure if this is a true photo..but still, The WhaleJet looks HUGE!!

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050602/481/par10906021133

[Edited 2005-06-02 22:20:41]


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21478 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25033 times:

just confirms my opinion from long ago that the reason the A380 looks awkward from some angles it is pretty much a scaled up A319 in all proportions! That second photo clearly confirms this. It's scary how much the same they are from a purely visual standpoint (imagine them with no windows). Cool second rendering, though the first pic looks modified. Even with the A319 being much closer, it seems off.


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 962 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 24999 times:

Pretty spectacular if you ask me...  Cool

User currently offlineAA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 24936 times:

Ikramerica

Its a 318 not a 319. Distorts the size a bit more, but your point is still very valid.



See you up front!
User currently offlineN60659 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 654 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 24896 times:

I wonder whether the A318 experienced any significant wake turbulence in such close formation flight.

-N60659



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User currently offlineAzstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 618 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 24888 times:

Cute...looks like Mama and baby whales!

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21478 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 24844 times:

yeah, sorry. 319/318 look a lot alike to me from far away, couldn't read the tail in the second pic and didn't read the PR stuff on the right. Both the 318/319 are "cute" and "squat" compared to the 320 and especially the 321. The A380 also looks "cute" and "squat" which detracts from it's bigness when not put next to a tiny plane.

The A389 should be better looking, assuming it is noticeably longer. Just like the A346 looks a bit overly long, the A380 looks too short.

Even the pics of the 747Adv make that plane better looking, so the A389 would only benefit from stretching, looks wise.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 24742 times:

Note how much larger the windows appear on the A318. That gives a sense of how much bigger the A318 appears to be relative to the actual difference in size. A photo from a different angle, in which the A318 and the WhaleJet are equidistant from the lens, would be even more dramatic.

User currently offlineBoogyJay From France, joined May 2005, 490 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 24596 times:

Something doesn't look right on these pics.
looks like some copy-paste actions!

I can't wait to be in Paris for Le Bourget in 2 weeks to see the King of the Skies for REAL!!!

They'll maybe fly the Baby A318 next to the Big Daddy A380 side-by-side there, as they bring both of them (+the A346 by the way). It should be very impressive!  Wow!


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17003 posts, RR: 67
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 24544 times:

Shamelessly stealing bandwidth:





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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 24438 times:

Quoting BoogyJay (Reply 8):
Something doesn't look right on these pics.
looks like some copy-paste actions!

i think its a parallax...and the A318 is closer to the foreground than The WhaleJet is...same with the 2nd picture (A318 is in the backround)...

regardless..its HUGE...we'll get a better grasp of things when its idle next to another plane...maybe a 747-400........



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 962 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 24403 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 10):
i think its a parallax...and the A318 is closer to the foreground than The WhaleJet is...same with the 2nd picture (A318 is in the backround)...

No... the A318 is in the foreground when viewing both aircraft from their port side (left). When viewing the picture from the starbord side (right) the A318 is naturally in the background.

They caught the cloud conditions and lighting perfectly... I wish they had a high-resolution version available for download...


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 24329 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 11):
No... the A318 is in the foreground when viewing both aircraft from their port side (left). When viewing the picture from the starbord side (right) the A318 is naturally in the background.

ummm..Dfw...I'm saying the same thing.... Wink

with the top pic of the A318 in the foreground and rotating the angle basically by 180 degrees, we are going to see a change in whats in front, and whats behind..but I still agree...higher resolution woud have been better!



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User currently offlineBoogyJay From France, joined May 2005, 490 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 24284 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 10):
i think its a parallax...and the A318 is closer to the foreground than The WhaleJet is...same with the 2nd picture (A318 is in the backround)...

I know, I've noticed that. But I'm still not totally convinced. It's maybe the poor resolution of the pictures. I'd like to see these photos in 1024x768 or even more.

But I agree this should not be far from the reality: the A318 is so tiny and the A380 so BIG that the difference is sure IMPRESSIVE!  eyepopping 

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 10):
we'll get a better grasp of things when its idle next to another plane...maybe a 747-400........

You maybe already saw that, but if not, have a look at the diagram of the Spiegel magazine.


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 962 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 24207 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
ummm..Dfw...I'm saying the same thing....

Ahh my bad... misread  Wink


User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 24093 times:

Reminds me of WWII escort fighters and a bombers


They should attach A318s to the top of A380s like they do with the space shuttle. Heck that way the A380 could deploy the A318 to smaller destinations and provide P2P service.


User currently offline777D From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 23909 times:

Great pics, would like a poster of those pics.
The 380 looks great and so does the 318.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 23890 times:

Quoting 777D (Reply 16):
Great pics, would like a poster of those pics.
The 380 looks great and so does the 318.

I think it would be very nice if they put the ENTIRE Airbus line..including their best one in the front..the A-330-200....that would be nice..!!



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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 23580 times:

"Daddy, When I grow up can I be a 747Adv?"

  

Charles, SJ

[Edited 2005-06-03 02:03:58]


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User currently offlineSkaggs From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 144 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 22297 times:

Those are NOT real....Not even very good fakes.

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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20399 times:

Quoting Skaggs (Reply 20):
Those are NOT real....Not even very good fakes.

why would you say that? according got the yahoo article, they were flying "in tandem"......



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 962 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20329 times:

Quoting Skaggs (Reply 20):
Those are NOT real....Not even very good fakes.

Even if it is .... does it matter? It's a cool picture

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 21):

Is there some reason your username makes me think of the French Revolution ?


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20239 times:

I'd preferr to see it next to something in it's own (similar) catagory.. IE 747-400

Chris



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User currently offlineSkaggs From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 144 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20006 times:

Quote:
why would you say that? according got the yahoo article, they were flying "in tandem"......

Because the A 318 is WAY too close to be in formation under any circumstances, much less so early in the development of such a program with the only prototype.

Look at the "fuzz" around the airplanes - photoshop.



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 19842 times:

I agree, the pics look fake, especially the second one. However, true or not, the size differences are really impressive. I hope some day I'll be able to see the whale here at EZE!


Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
25 Doug_Or : They look fake to me too, but as Zvezda said, look at the windows. They really aren't that close.
26 Knoxibus : No fake here, the A318, the A340-600 and the A380 have been performing photos in formation above the Pyrenees on Wednesday. There are more beautiful p
27 Jush : this is defenetely some C&P action.... that does look like fake... and tell ya what that background looks like some photoshop or even normal painted b
28 UAORD2000 : Who cares if the picture is fake or not, it still shows the dramatic size difference between the two. It's amazing. Can't wait to see the A380 in serv
29 Ikramerica : The fuzz around the edges in no way indicates faking. When compressing photos, hard edges get the most fuzz due to the neighboring pixel dependent tec
30 Post contains images Jacobin777 : I think you have been the first one to comment on that..but yes..you are 100% correct.... once again, it may only "appear" to be close, the camera ha
31 Post contains links Mariner : Seriously off topic, but what the hey? http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/e...clopaedia/hutchinson/m0008846.html cheers mariner
32 PM : Just for what it's worth, it's an A318 with PW rather than CFM. (And the A380, of course, has RR so nothing for GE here. That's unusual these days!)
33 Lightsaber : Good catch on the engines. The man knows his nacelles! I'm a little surprised RR didn't mix the turbine/fan exhaust on the A380, but obviously the no
34 Gladave : can anyone confirm this on the airbus website? i would assume that if they were flyign in tandem it would be 'big' news for the airbus press and PR de
35 Post contains images FJWH : Fake or not, WHATEVER! The point is to show the differences between the two planes....easy to find... But what I would like to see is THE WHOLE airbus
36 Post contains images HAWK21M : The Size difference is Very Noticeable regds MEL
37 Pelican : Nice pics. I think at least the first one isn't fake. They didn't it on the Trent 500, too. pelican
38 Post contains images Ourboeing : Nice looking A318!! I'm just in a funny mood today Cheers OURBOEING
39 Jet-lagged : I think you are right. Nice photo though! The colour scheme looks very nice. The Whalejet looks better from the rear than the front. Not bad at all i
40 EGGD : I also have a high res picture of the A346 flying in configuration with the A380, how come there's no link for it? I'm sure it's in the public domain
41 Post contains images Revelation : Now we know why the A380 is six months late!
42 Post contains links and images Starlionblue : This older pic shows the entire line as it used to be, so without 318, 340-200/500/600, 330-300, 380
43 Post contains images AZA330 : yup...A318 and A380 have pretty much the same proportions.... And I guess that the fuselage of A318's fits well inside the engine of the A380 (or almo
44 Jamesbuk : im pretty sure the first photo is a fake that airbus produced. the sizing and everything is accurate and just one photo on top of another. the reason
45 N60659 : Include the ones missing and that's the poster I would want. -N60659
46 Jacobin777 : cool..thanks for the pic....now if we can get Mr. WhaleJet there too!
47 Glom : Aaah! The cutest airliner becomes even cuter when flying behind big daddy whale.
48 Hrhf1 : There's only one thing for certain, the A380 might be one of the most visually unappealing planes on earth despite it's impressive heft. The off-centr
49 Post contains images Jacobin777 : no arguments on that end, but it would be nice to get the entire Airbus family tree flying together on one pic..if they had a poster for that..I'd pu
50 Glom : What we need now is some pictures of the AN-2 flying with the AN-225.
51 Olympus69 : I can't believe those photos are real for the simple reason that it costs a lot of money and time to achieve something that can be so easily faked wit
52 Jacobin777 : the article states: "In this hand out photo released by Airbus, the brand new jumbo jet A380 is seen flying in formation with the much smaller Airbus
53 Ricci767 : Anyone else noticed how the trailing adge of the A318's vertical stabilizer is a different angle to the A319,A320...? I would post pictures for a comp
54 Post contains links Starlionblue : Probably because it's a bit taller to compensate for the shortened moment arm. Instructions for posting pics are here http://www.airliners.net/discus
55 Ricci767 : Ah, thankyou. I tried before but c0cked-up completely!
56 Post contains images KFLLCFII : Does this help?
57 Paul : It is amusing how the engine of the A380 is not much shorter in length when compared to the Fuselage of the 318.
58 Post contains links and images Jacobin777 : well...the link here with the photo shows The Leviathan along with the A318, A340 and B777-200LR....so now we can see how truly the WhaleJet is!!! htt
59 Glom : Has anyone got the whale pod pic in a higher resolution? I'm using it for my desktop wallpaper, but when stretched, it looks not so good.
60 Post contains images Jacobin777 : Are there any A.netters who are the Paris Airshow @ Le Bourget? Maybe a someone has been able to take a few pics of these birds parked next to each ot
61 Post contains images Andz : I received an email from Airbus with links to these pics: Unfortunately I deleted the email so I can't provide the link.
62 Post contains images Jacobin777 : thanks Andz.... wow....real or fake..those pics look pretty impressive!!! ok..now, if we can get all the new Boeings and Airbus flying together in one
63 Post contains images Andz : This is probably as close as you will get to that!
64 Post contains links GBan : Concerning the discussions about fake or real: you may have a look at the video of the side-by-side flying on the manufacturers website: http://events
65 KLMcedric : That second one looks like an artists impression to me!
66 Post contains images Alphafloor : Thanks GBan for that link ! Really nice video ! And regarding the real/fake issue I have now my opinion about it Alphafloor
67 Post contains links and images EGGD : Here are a couple more that I was sent the day the flights were done:
68 Post contains images Jacobin777 : thanks everyone for the links and pics.....no matter how much of a rivalry there is between the two (which is also fueled by management of Boeing and
69 Post contains images Jacobin777 : The Airbus website has some nice videos of the A318 A340-600 and A380 flying side-by-side.......!!! It's under the "videos gallery"......VERY impressi
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