Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6017 posts, RR: 55 Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 821 times:
This is probably the most uneven group of airliner types which we can imagine.
In one end we have the oldest, noisiest, smokiest, fuel guzzlers (CV-880) which are long time gone. And still they rolled and rolled forever at take-off and sometimes stalled and crashed at rotation (Comet).
And in the other end we find probably the only airliner which was designed and produced ahead of its time. A plane right out of the future. The cleanest and quietest plane ever produced, and a runway super-saver.
I will vote for the future: Avro RJ.
(Even if I have a lot of respect for the past).
Best regards, Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
DETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 596 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 815 times:
Out of the ones you mentioned I would have to say the Boeing 707. However, my favourite narrowbody quadjet would have to be the VC-10. Unfortuneately these weren't very popular and I've never seen one in person, but they are gorgeous planes.