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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5951 times:

What aircraft do you think is the best aircraft ever made. I think the Boeing 707 and 777 are the best ones made. What do you think?

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User currently offlineflyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5951 times:

It is hard to decide one over many catagories, so here are my favorite from each catagory:

Fighter: F-15
Mil. Chopper: AH-64
Civ. Chopper: MD-900 (Explorer)
Mil. Cargo: C-17
Civ. Cargo: MD-11F
Bomber: B-1B
Recon: SR-71
Tanker: KC-10
Passenger: MD-11 or BWB (not really built, but design considered)


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1675 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5951 times:
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The Lockheed L-188 Electra. Some 1959 models are still in service. I flew on two of them on Reeve Aleutian a couple of years ago.


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User currently offlineFedEx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5951 times:

I think the Boeing 757 was the best ever made! You never
hear anything about it! And that's a good thing!


User currently offlineJordan Withersp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

Well I think the best aircraft ever made is the 747-100 . It was a milestone for civil aviation brining passengers all over the world for a farely cheap and inexpensive way. It paved the way for long haul aircraft for ever!!!

I rest my case!


User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

I think the best aircraft EVER built has been the Lockheed C-130. It can do everything but dogfight.

It's the greatest!


User currently offlineScott From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5953 times:

Here's mine

Best mil.light trasport-Herk
best mil heavy transport-C-5
best mil chopper-CH-54B Skycrane(retired)
best civil chopper-S-64 Skycrane
best fighter-F-15
best bomber-tie-B-1 and B-52
best civil passenger-747
best civil cargo-747
best civil turboprop-Herk


User currently offlineA1ex From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

Mine are:

Planes:

MilSu-37


User currently offlineA1ex From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

...strange. Anyway, sorry for "flooding" the space.

So, mine are:

Planes

Mil: Su-37
Civ. Jet: Boeing-777
Civ. TurboPr: Dornier-328
Cargo: Antonov-124 Ruslan
Cargo TurboPr: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Rec: SR-71 BlackBird

Helis
Mil: Kamov-50 BlackShark "werewolf"
Civ: Eurocopter-135(?) Squirrel and MD900 Explorer
HeavyLift: Mi-26


User currently offlineMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

In my opinion, the best passenger airliner is the MD-11, and the best civil freighter is the MD-11. I think the best military freighter is the C-17.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

I think that the best aircraft ever made are the 707,747, and 777. They are all revolutionary aircraft.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineCool Cat IIIc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

Okay, I can see why the 707 and 747 can be called revolutionary, but what on earth is it that makes the 777 revolutionary ? Mind you, I'm not saying it's a bad plane, just that it is NOT revolutionary in any particular way.

User currently offlineDrew From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

I believe the whole airbus fleet is cool. There wings are so gracefull and beautiful. They are also very technoligacally ahead in some areas. Thats why I like the whole airbus airplanes.

User currently offlineCaptPeter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

You know mine, well most of you do. Mine is the MD-11 and all of it's variants

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

The 707 was revolutionary because it allowed for transportation between the continents. Teh 747 is revolutionary because it made air travel cheaper, and connected more cities than any other airliner. The 777 is revolutionary because it is the largest twin ever made, and has become the most technological commercial aircraft made right now.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineCool Cat IIIc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

Sorry CX747, can't agree with you on the 777. Just because it's the biggest twin ever built to date it doesn't make it revolutionary. The MD-11 is the biggest Tri-jet ever made, why not call it revolutionary too ? Or how about the A-340-600, it will be the biggerst twin flying. Do we then suddenly call it revolutionary ? As far as the 777 being the most modern commercial airplane, I think most people will agree that it's still the Airbus with the (full) fly-by-wire controls and the side-sticks. Especially since it was designed almost quite a few years in advance of the 777 this can be called an accomplishment.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

Some of your information is wrong Cool Cat. First the A340-600 will not be the biggest twin, because the A340 family is of the four engine variant. Second, the 777 has broken on to the world's commercial aviation stage like now aircraft since the 747. Is it as revolutionary as the 707 and 747? No, but it still marks a revolutionary change in design and using technology.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineCool Cat IIIc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

Fair enough CX747, you are absolutely right, I wasn't thinking. Ofcourse the A-340 is four engined (silly me !). I think what we have here is just a simple matter of a difference in opinion. You think this..I think that.. Anyway, not big deal. I didn't mean to get on your case or anything, I can see that the 777 is a novel plane in many ways, it just I wouldn't call it revolutionary. But, again, that's just my opinion.

User currently offlineflyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

I know why he is calling it revolutionary. It is because the press has told him that (and Boeing told them that) and he belives it, no problem though, I belived it also until I checked into the subject. The 777 was the first airliner fully designed by computer (thats why the press calls it revolutionary). But, planes were being designed on computers way before that (anybody heard of the F-117?). But that is partly because Boeing waited until computer tech had advanced enough to be able to do that. MD and Airbus just designed their 300 seat class aircraft differently. They both had parts designed on computers, but not the whole thing.

I agree with CX747 and Cool Cat IIIc. The 777 was designed in a more advanced way, but it is not revolutionary, the revolutionary part is just a marketing a press gimic that has fooled a lot of us. Planes are only revolutionary if they offer great advances in performance, economy, or even a whole new way of travel, and permanently changes the way that air travel is.

PLEASE DON'T TAKE THIS IN A BAD WAY, PLEASE!!!


User currently offlineScott From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5951 times:

What everyone is forgetting is that the 777 is the only wide body twin in the world.So,YES it is revolutionary,but not on as much of a scale as the 747 or 707.

P.S.The largest twin in the world is not the 777,it is the A-300-ST.Also commonly refered to as the Beluga.


User currently offlineflyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5951 times:

Sorry Scott, but the 777 is not the only widebody twin in the world. There is also the A300, A310, A330, and B767.

User currently offlineScott From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

Your right,flyf15,my mind must have slipped.Everyone knows that the 767 ans A-300 series are widebodies.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

I will state again, the 777 was the first commercial aircraft to be designed totally without paper. It is also the largest twin engine aircraft in the form of the 777-300. In case anyone thinks I am a big 777 fan, I am not. My plane is the 747 which is better than the 777 in many ways. I doubts Boeings capabilities of producing an aircraft that is as great as the 747.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineScott From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

The 777-300 mat be longer,but the Beluga has THE largest cargo capacity of any plane anywhere in the world(including the An-225),and it's also a twin.

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