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Tribute To The Largest Jetliners Of There Day  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3441 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

DC-8 super 60/70

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP_aEjRLOfE

B747

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4lUn7sG2f4


A380


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOPlk-w87nU

At one point and time, these jetliners were the worlds largest jetliners. The DC-8 had the honor until Boeing built the 747. The B747 had this honor until Airbus built the A380. It will be interesting to see what displace the A380 from this honor.  Big grin

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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

Tribute To The Largest Jetliners Of There Day

Dou you mean?

Tribute To The Largest Jetliners Of Their Day



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User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5114 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3300 times:



Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
It will be interesting to see what displace the A380 from this honor.

AN-225  Smile



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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3167 times:



Quoting Carduelis (Reply 1):
Tribute To The Largest Jetliners Of Their Day

 Big grin It's not that difficult really.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19299 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3135 times:



Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
It will be interesting to see what displace the A380 from this honor. Big grin

I think it will be a while on the A380 because the issue is that the world will have to re-design to accommodate a larger plane.

I'm not saying that is the last plane of its capacity, but what is likely is that future planes of that capacity will be a bit smaller and lighter, much like the A350 is smaller and lighter than the 777


User currently offlineMrSkyGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3004 times:



Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
It will be interesting to see what displace the A380 from this honor.

If you think about it, the 747 (and all other aircraft which have been around for some time) went through a number of variations through it's life cycle to the -400 (and upcoming -8), each with boosts/changes in performance, capability and efficiency. I wouldn't be surprised if the aircraft that usurps the current A380 is simply a future A380 which is larger in design (assuming such a day ever comes).



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Undoubtly the AN225.....AN124.......B747.......A380 in that order.
regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently onlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6799 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2435 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Undoubtly the AN225.....AN124.

Only one slight problem-neither the AN225 or the AN124 are, ever were, or ever will be airliners. They are heavy lift military transports, and if you include them, you need to include the C-5A which would totally obliterate the 747 from the list, as it is larger and has been flying longer.



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User currently offlineJHCRJ700 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2400 times:



Quoting SEPilot (Reply 7):
you need to include the C-5A

You beat me to it. I always thought it went: AN-225, C-5, A380, 747. I know i'm forgetting the AN-124 but, i'm not sure where it belongs.



RUSH
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2309 times:



Quoting SEPilot (Reply 7):
Only one slight problem-neither the AN225 or the AN124 are, ever were, or ever will be airliners.

True....If one considers Commercial airlines.....But as Aircraft,they are fantastic.....Imagine the load on those wing root attachments.
regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
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