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User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 30689 times:

What passenger jets thru the years have never been more than concepts or vapor trails ?

Ive heard about the Avro Jetliner, The Lockheed Bi-jet and more recently the Sonic Cruiser. The Boeing 2707 is well known.

Didnt Japan make a jet that never went beyond prototype ?

Ive also read about the double deck (or double bodied) VC10 and a Hawker Siddeley "757" look a like.

Any others that never made it beyond the drawing board or got further than test flights ?


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User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 30672 times:

The Dornier Do728 Jet, only the prototype built, and a few weeks later the company went bye bye. The airplane never flew. What happened to the one prototype, were is it now?


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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1995 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 30633 times:

In recent times, three regional jets have never come to fruition:
1. Indonesia's N-2130
2. Japan's YS-X
3. CHINA-Air Express
http://www.pathfinder.com/asiaweek/97/0425/aa1a.html
http://www.angkasa-online.com/10/02/english/english5.htm
http://www.iht.com/articles/1994/02/22/japnair.php

One actually reached prototype stage before being cancelled, the Fairchild Dornier 728:

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Embraer has made huge strides in this area, introducing the likes of the EMB-190, making competition difficult. The Russians have the Tu-334, Antonov An-74, and Ilyushin Il-114, which have been produced only in small numbers.

The Shanghai Aircraft Manufacture Factory created the Y-10 (Yunshunji, air transport), the first passenger jet airliner designed and built in China. She was a four-engined medium- to long-range airliner similar in size and layout to Boeing's 720 and poweres by four P&W JT-3Ds, spares from CAAC's fleet of Boeing 707-3J6s. Only one plane was built (first flown in 1980), with another airframe retained for static tests.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Y-10
http://www.samf.cn/fjzzEN.htm
http://community.webshots.com/album/194607929qiSdUz (my collection)

There is also the Antonov An-70, an impressive Ukranian turboprop cargo plane, of which only one or two protoypes have been built:

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Another passenger jet that never made it was a turbojet version of the Saunders-Roe Princess, a huge double-deck flying boat. And for civil versions of military aircraft that never made it beyond the drawing board, see my collection here:
http://community.webshots.com/album/362079242OabZwt



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 30583 times:

A few more recent examples:

717-100 & 717-300. The 717-100 would have been a shrink of the 717-200, and would have been around the size of the DC-9-10/20. Would have been powered by either a derated version of the BR-715 or by the BR-710. What killed it was the CRJ-700 and CRJ-900 and the Embraer E-Jets family. The 717-300 would have been a stretch of the 717-200 that would have used the same engines as the 712, but would have been around the size of the MD-87 with a similar capacity.

727-300. Was to have been a stretched version of the 727-200, with an improved wings, improved engines, and new landing gear. United and Braniff had expressed interest in the a/c, and the project was publicy announced only to collapse when United decided not to order it.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 30570 times:

Wasn't there a concept for a three-engined 747 kicking around in the 70's? I'm sure I saw an impression/drawing of one a few years ago. I think it was called the 747SP with a tailmounted #2 engine. From what I understand, the concept was nixed because the airflow over the 'hump' severely decreased the efficiency of #2.

http://www.billzilla.org/tri_747.jpg

[Edited 2006-03-18 01:46:14]

[Edited 2006-03-18 01:46:58]

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5166 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 30570 times:

The MD-12 would have been the A380 - 10 (maybe) years earlier if it had been built.


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 30554 times:

The DC-8 "Airbus" of 1946.
The 747-300, A T-tail/Trijet version of the 747
The Dc-10 twin


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5166 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 30515 times:

That trijet 747-300 is one of the ugliest damn things I've ever seen!  Smile


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 30483 times:

I've also seen pictures of a wide-body DC-8 as well as a version of the VC-10 that was to seat pax in the lower level ahead of the wings.

User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 30452 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Thread starter):
What passenger jets thru the years have never been more than concepts or vapor trails ?

I know that Bristol did some experimenting with a jet aircraft right after they launched the Bristol Britannia. It had a look resempling that of an enlarged fighter jet, and it did see progression beyond the drawing bord. A prototype was actually built and it was successfully flown too to my knowledge.

I am not sure what prevented the launch. The lack of orders or interest are the likely culprits. Unreliable or lack of available engines could have caused that too.


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3702 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 30405 times:
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Quoting StarGoldLHR (Thread starter):
a Hawker Siddeley "757" look a like

For the record the HS design came before the 757


User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 30358 times:

My favorite is MD-12, Douglas makes essentially something identical to A380 a decade sooner, only to capitulate and have the french run with the idea.

http://forumst.free.fr/image.php?image=http://forumst.free.fr/home/Aero/A380/Projets/MD12.jpg&adr=http://images.google.com/imgres%3fimgurl=http://www.techno-science.net/illustration/Aero/A380/Projets/MD12.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.techno-science.net/forum/viewtopic.php%253Ft%253D64&h=622&w=876&sz=45&tbnid=IS4HLvxAF9DOkM:&tbnh=102&tbnw=145&hl=en&prev=/images%253Fq%253Dmd-12%2526svnum%253D10%2526hl%253Den%2526lr%253D%2526safe%253Doff%2526client%253Dfirefox-a%2526rls%253Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%2526sa%253DN&frame=small



If nothing else, MD-12 was better looking than A380.



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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1995 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 30278 times:

Oops - I forgot the huge Bristol Brabazon and the Armstrong-Whitworth Apollo (the latter being a four-engined turboprop, similar to Viscount).


The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 30261 times:

Convair once built the XC-99 which was a double deck propeller driven plane based on the B-36 bomber. In military configuration it was supposed to be able to hold 400 troops. In fact, Pan Am ordered 15 civilian versions. See more in the link below:

http://www.airbornegrafix.com/HistoricAircraft/ThingsWings/XC99.htm

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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 30248 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 7):
That trijet 747-300 is one of the ugliest damn things I've ever seen!

Now stick one on an A380. I bet that's uglier.

There's a thought...maybe a 5-engine jet would be good. A Quinjet. Two on each wing and one at the tail.

Would look horrible, would have a sucky range, but it sure would go fast  laughing 


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 30220 times:

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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9238 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 30191 times:

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 11):
If nothing else, MD-12 was better looking than A380.

Too bad for that error with that post of those pics. I will agree with that statement anyway. As for that pic of the tri-jet jumbo 747...  vomit 



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 30132 times:

The tri-jet 747 is just the slightest bit uglier than A380. Just a bit though.


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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 30124 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 14):
There's a thought...maybe a 5-engine jet would be good. A Quinjet. Two on each wing and one at the tail.

Lol, the 5th engine is there to propel and carry its own weight.. and I have to agree with IFEMaster, it would definitely suck its max range capability..

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Thread starter):
What passenger jets thru the years have never been more than concepts or vapor trails ?

What about the 747-500X and the 747-600X? Also, the Boeing SSC? Embraer recently shelved one of its RJ project didn't they? And I'd say, looking at current trends, the 737-900ER and the 747-8I would never make it either (though it is being built at the moment..)


User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 941 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 30062 times:

I saw the MD-12 for the first time here..

It looks great. It is a pitty that we cannot see it in real life


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12675 posts, RR: 46
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 30039 times:
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Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 4):

And they say the A380 is an ugly plane?  rotfl 



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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 29963 times:
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- Ahrens AR404, an four-engine turboprop aircraft with only one aircraft made.
- Boeing 7-7, an 150 seats aircraft to short and medium haul flights.
- McDonell Douglas-Fokker MDF-100, a possible competitor of the Boeing 7-7
- ...



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User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 29906 times:

Was the MD12 to have 2 or 3 engines ?

I read a plan for the VC10 to have 2 fuselages, side by side fastened where the wings were supposed to go. very weird !

After the comet 4 was supposed to be the comet 5.



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 29880 times:

Fano, IL-114 isn´t a jet, neither was AN-70. I like to add the Baade-152.

User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 29872 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 22):
Was the MD12 to have 2 or 3 engines ?

Hey,

4 engines, it is the same as the A380 but looks better an has a larger capacity?

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 22):
I read a plan for the VC10 to have 2 fuselages, side by side fastened where the wings were supposed to go. very weird !

Now, that is something you would really have paid to fly on!

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 22):
After the comet 4 was supposed to be the comet 5.

Wasn't that idea thrown away because of the large competition from Boeing? After looking at Tech specs for the Comet, wasn't it MASSIVELY under-efficient compared to B707?

The Boeing SST looked great in Prototype stage but just wasn't feasible at the time.

Thanks
Mike


25 Post contains links Gr8SlvrFlt : At the time Pan American had the Convair Model 37 on order, they were also planning on using the Republic Rainbow for high-speed express services: htt
26 StarGoldLHR : I was thinking that the cockpit is only in one of the two fuselages.. the other would have been a pilots eye view for F class passengers.
27 Dogfighter2111 : You know the more i think about it, the more ridiculous that idea sounds. It may have been possible to do it, but not make it economical. There would
28 Magoonis : does any one have any more pics of the md 12 ? cool thanks in advance Mark
29 Post contains links and images Vhqpa : in the 1980's there were a couple propjet designs (Boeing 7J7, MD-94X) The Boeing 7J7 was intended as a competior to the A320 it was intended to enter
30 RichardPrice : Yes it was, but only because the 707 was conceivably a later generation than the Comet series ever was. The Comets first flight was in 1949, while th
31 Post contains links and images EGNR : The Avro RJX. BAE Systems cancelled the project, although one aircraft had been completed and flown (G-IRJX) and another prototype was also well into
32 Srbmod : This was a originally short range twin aisle project that was under consideration in the early 1970s. Some of the designs were for a narrowbody, othe
33 Dogfighter2111 : I do understand that. Although, the first Jet Powered aircraft was the Comet. The very first Comet could only carry around 14 passengers. The Comet 2
34 Stirling : I have to wonder if the price of fuel will bring back the UDF? It produces economies of operation however there is a noise penalty.
35 RichardPrice : Comet 1, 2 and 3 had capacities ranging from 36 to 44 passengers. Comet 4 increased that to 74 - 81 passengers depending on configuration. If the pro
36 LongHauler : The Comet 5 was actually a very handsome airliner. The same lean sleek look of the Comet 4, but longer with swept tail and wings! Shame we never saw a
37 Dogfighter2111 : Ahh, great thanks. I just remember seeing photos and the fuselage was long but there were only windows in the centre. Thanks Mike
38 Post contains links Treebeard787 : I belive Hawker Sideley for a while was working on creating the HS-132 and HS-134 but the programs were hit hard when RR cancelled the RB178. http://m
39 Stirling : The picture of that HS132 was in the colours of Sabena... Did they place an order?
40 Treebeard787 : From what I remember reading on it a few major airlines were interested but when the RB178 was cancelled the airlines lots interest. I can't remember
41 Post contains images Doona : 757-100? A bunch of variants of the MD-90 were proposed, but never realized, series -20, -40, and -50/55, as well as the MD-94. There was also a propo
42 IFEMaster : And I don't understand anyone who says the A380 is an ugly plane. It's the absolute definition of beauty in the skies! Does anyone have any compariti
43 StarGoldLHR : I dont know about diagrams but ive seen concept drawings in two different books... the double deck VC10 looked huge, the double tubed version looked
44 United_Fan : How about the proposed 717-300 for the Star Alliance ? That one obviously will never be made. Also,the 777-100 , 757-100 and 757-200ERX
45 Avianca : its a schame that this great aircraft hadnt the chance for the future.... I am sure the Dornier Jet series had kicked the jungle-jets
46 BravoGolf : How about the flying wing? They have shown on TV a promo film of the flying wing passenger liner. Is anyone working on an updated design now?
47 Post contains links CptGermany : Yes, I heard the same thing. The wake-interference of the counter-rotating fan blades produces tremendous noise. In fact, on todays most modern turbo
48 FlyDreamliner : 4 engines ..... PW4000 series i believe is what they intended for it..... It was an attractive plane. The design capacity was for rougly 600 in a 3 c
49 Post contains links HBIHLtoEZE : In the intial years of aviation a lot seemed to go wrong - at least it still had its mythical and adventureous touch. Let me share some Swiss insights
50 Post contains images Diesel1 : The V1000 The BAC 3-11
51 Mainliner : The Feb. 2005 issue of Airways describes the various attempts at McDonnell-Douglas's collaboration with France. In addition to the twin-engine DC-10 a
52 Post contains links and images FlyDreamliner : How about Boeing's 2707 - Mach 2.5 swing wing 6-abreast 250 seat SST Also, the modern favorite, SonicCruiser
53 Scalebuilder : I believe those experiments took place in Russia as well. I can very well recall a TU-154 powered by propjets. Could not find a picture anywhere to s
54 N1120A : They would have uprated the engines and given it Atlanta-West Coast range It was called the 747-300 (before the actual 747-300, with the SUD, came in
55 EGTESkyGod : Concorde 'B' Model has to be up there somewhere?
56 Cs03 : A little "off topic", but Douglas Aircraft only produced one DC-5, if memory serves. Anyone have info?
57 RichardPrice : What about the Chinese Shanghai Y-10, the reverse engineered domestic 707 copy?
58 Connies4ever : For a truly 'lost' airliner, how about the East German Baade Bd.152, circa 1958. I believe two prototypes were built. High wing with anhedral, 4 under
59 Gr8SlvrFlt : There were about ten DC-5s built. They were high-wing successors to the DC-3. KNILM used several in the East Indies and William Boeing had one as his
60 Stirling : Before being swallowed up by Bombardier, Shorts planned an entry into the Regional Jet fray that looked an awful lot like todays Embraer E-Jets. The S
61 UAL#1fan : Don't forget McDonnell Douglas's MD-XX, a stretched and more efficient version of the MD-11. Would have been a great trijet. Airbus or Boeing should r
62 747400sp : Boeing HSCT NLA Boeing also had a high speed wide body design in the early 70's that could cruise around mach 0.98. It had four engines, one on each w
63 Post contains links Ikramerica : Actually, it was more in the 400-450 seat range, and in 2005, would fit the market pretty well. It also was not the same as the A380 in fuselage. Wha
64 747400sp : The MD-12 did have four aisle, it just had them arrange different from an A380. It had Three on the main deck and one on the top deck. It also had 21
65 Post contains images Bmacleod : I guess we can add the Bombardier C-series to the list.... How about the passenger version of the C-5? Any link to pictures?
66 Post contains links and images RG828 : Wow, never knew such a thing existed. View Large View MediumPhoto © Taecoxu Any concepts drawings around? I'd really like to see how it looks.
67 Tbnist03 : Is there any way that the trijet will ever be brought back? I totally agree that the 727 and DC-10 are beautiful. Perhaps if Boeing can make the 727
68 Zkpilot : Trijets are just more hassle than they are worth. The engines aren't readily accessable from the ground. Also when performance is most needed (takeof
69 Post contains images Nosedive : 174-200pax and 2,000-2,700mi range.... and it looks fat
70 Post contains links and images Rafabozzolla : What about the CBA-123? It was a joint Brazilian/Argentinian project with rear mouted props and the prototype actually reached flying stage! View Larg
71 Baguy : The MD-12 looked so much nicer than the A380
72 Post contains images Duke : UGGGHHH, that 747-300 concept is UUUUUU-ugg-leeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Sure am glad THAT scarecrow never got off the air. Too bad about the MD-12, though, I wa
73 Post contains images Baguy : Here's a picture of the proposed double deck VC-10
74 Post contains images Steeler83 : Yeah, that bird was sweet looking
75 DEVILFISH : Most probably still at the old Fairchild Dornier plant near Munich after the D'Long Group of China bought the rights to it, and partnered with German
76 Tbnist03 : That's not a bad looking plane. I would live to ride in what looks like the windowed cargo hold. I bet the views would be pretty amazing that low to
77 GDB : BaGuy, thanks for the double deck VC-10 pic. This version however was expected to have a range of 2700 miles, not much use for BOAC, who expressed lit
78 Steeler83 : 2700 miles for a double decker VC-10? Not very economical, unless used for a high density medium range route... Then again, weren't 747s used for dome
79 Delta767300ER : Yes, the L-1011 and the DC-10 were used on longer domestic routes. I'm not familiar with what routes TWA, AA, and NW flew them on. Delta flew L-1011'
80 Post contains links and images OwlEye : The Baade 152 was a very strange looking German jetliner. Alas the project failed. The images beneath are from this interesting Baade 152 website: htt
81 Post contains links and images OwlEye : This one didn't succeed: the Fairey Rotodyne. And the rest neither... And a modest and short success for the Fokker 22. The Jumbo of the early aviatio
82 Post contains images DeltaDC9 : Here are some not posted yet Check this out.. They are researching the concept for sure..
83 Stirling : Whatever that thing is in the bottom picture, I see one thing wrong with it, the powerplants are in a bad position for optimum airflow. The MD12 looks
84 Post contains images Stargoldlhr : I couldnt imagine a better description... what is that.
85 ASMD11 : If I recall there was also talk of the MD-XX being a stretched version of the MD-11 but produced as a twin. Very sweet.
86 Post contains images OwlEye : It was an engine modification implemented during the project. The first Baade 152 "V1" (DM-ZYA) was first fitted with Russian 4 x RD-9B (afterburner)
87 Post contains images DeltaDC9 : I almost forgot the most interesting one.....
88 GDB : The Fairey Rotordyne was a huge loss to the UK industry-and one very avoidable too. Flight tests were going OK, rotor tip jet noise was an issue, but
89 Post contains links and images Lehpron : The 2707-100 was meant to be Mach 3, but downgraded to 2.7. Typical Americanism, gota be btter than the world. Don't forget the 3-view for the Lockhe
90 GDB : I've often thought that had the FAA spec for the US SST been for a Mach 2-2.2 Speed (not the 3, on JFK's orders), one might well have reached at least
91 Tbnist03 : I kinda like that model of a 747. It really reminds me of a bullfrog though. Anyone else think so?
92 AA777223 : I love that Concorde II. It looks incredible! I think its amazing to see themes of aircraft throughout history. When one company releases and aircraft
93 Dangould2000 : Does anyone have any concept pictures of the Comet 5?
94 Litz : That particular plane, btw, was the prototype involved in the infamous landing video where the empennage snaps off. It was repaired and went on to a
95 RIX : As far as I see, neither of Tu70 or original Il18 were mentioned. Both were piston-engined with 4 engines, appeared in late 40's. I'm not sure if eith
96 Post contains links VV701 : The prototype of the Aviation Traders ATL.90 Accountant flew at the Farnborough Airshow in the mid- to late-fifties. You can see a photo of one of two
97 LongHauler : I only have a scan of the drawing in Timothy Walker's book, entitled "The First Jet Airliner: The Story of the de Havilland Comet". If you message me
98 Post contains images RIHNOSAUR : jejejejejeje...ohh my ..your comment definitely made me laugh!! mama mia! I can't make my mind up about which one is uglier..the fat chubby version o
99 MD90fan : What about the ATR family of jets?
100 Jafa39 : This is undoubtedly THE most fascinating thread on a.net ever!! Anymore pics out there??
101 Samurai 777 : The DC-9 was at one time supposed to be a turboprop designed for short haul routes. I remember pretty clearly seeing in a magazine a rendering of a tu
102 Post contains links VV701 : You will find details and several clickable thumbnails of the Brabazon at: http://www.unrealaircraft.com/classics/brab.php
103 Post contains links VV701 : Details and a photo of the Princess can be seen at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders-Roe_Princess
104 Post contains links BAtriple7 : The Soviet Ekranoplan -although intended mainly for military purposes. It is one of the meanest looking craft I have EVER seen: http://www.globalaircr
105 RayChuang : I think if Boeing had gotten someone to buy the 727 powered by two PW2037 turbofans, it's likely that plane would have kept on going in production for
106 Post contains images Notarzt : My prefered 'never-were's (some were already illustrated above): - L-1011-300: stretched medium-range version of the basic L-1011-1, primarily for the
107 Post contains links Flying-Tiger : Certainly the 428JET needs to be included. Maybe FD´s worst mistake - with that aircraft they would have had at least a small "family", which would h
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