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User currently offlineClive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Ok weve had the ugly ones...now for the beauties...
How about a poll...
Top five in order and well see the resusts..
I am sure that tehre is someone out there that loves the Skvan or the brazilian thing
A few ideas;

Constellation (naturally)
BA146 (A neat little design)
IL62 (VC10 rip off but elegant)
Caravelle (french elegance)
De Haviland Heron ( Love the four engines)



Either post or email me cpacey@cableinet.co.uk

The best suggestion gets a photo of a Trident


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User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

Here's my current beauty list...

  • Airbus A340 (the graceful leader, has all... 4 engines, winglets, glass-cockpit...)
  • Boeing 777 (big!, long)
  • Iliyshin IL-96 (tall tail and wingletz!)
  • Airbus A330 (same elegance of A340, but big two engines)
  • Iliyshin IL-76 (heavy one, glass nose, T-tail)



An2/24/28,Yak42,Tu154/134,IL18/62/96,B737/757/767,A310/320/319,F100,BAe146,EMB-145,CRJ,A340-600,B747-400,A-330-300,A-340
User currently offlineClive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

Not bad sasha..
All very modern though!
Im more of an old timer
Lets see if anyone agrees


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

1) Concorde - by a mile
2) Vickers VC-10 - only a mile behind Concorde
3) DH Comet - especially compared to the props of the day
4) Bristol Britannia - best looking turboprop and pretty big
5) DH Dragon Rapid (even before my time)


User currently offlineClive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

very patriotic!!!!

User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

Here's my top five:

Constellation - Especially the 1049G with tip tanks.

VC10 - Who says the British design ugly airplanes! Even in RAF grey or tan they still look sleek.

707 - Looks like its always in motion.

A340 - OK, I'll swallow my American pride a bit here and admit its the best looking airliner currently being produced. Seeing one off in the distance on approach reminds me of the 707.

777-200 - If it had winglets, I'd pick it over the A340 for best looking current a/c. The -300 looks good, but a bit awkward with all that extra length.


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

Who, me? I see what you mean but I assure you it was an accident! I could have included the 747-400 but I just feel, for the reasons I added, that those were the sleekest and curviest airliners I've known, especially in their day.

User currently offlineDan From France, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Hi

Okay I'll drop in my top five:

DC3
DC10
Pembroke
TU154
BAe 748

a small # six: Yak 42

Best regards Dan


User currently offlineClive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1089 times:

Some nices choices..
keep them coming
I forgot the Pembroke...that goes back a bit!
And the TU 154 Nice


User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1082 times:

The most beautiful planes are the ones I love:

1. Fokker F-27 Super MK-500
2. Fokker F-27 Super MK-600
3. 737-200
4. 767-200
5. DC-3






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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

A340
777
747
BAE 146
A330


User currently offlineFlumuc From Germany, joined Oct 1999, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

B777
B767
A330
MD11
A320


User currently offlineGOA340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

Concorde
B747-400
A340
Comet
Caravelle


User currently offlineGoA340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

1 Concorde
2 B747-400
3 A340
4 Comet
5 Caravelle

Runner-up: A330-200


User currently offlineEvgeni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

1.A330-300
2.B777-300
3.Tu-154
4.BAe146-200
5.A320


User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

My "Beautiful Aircraft" list:

1. McDonnell Douglas MD-11
2. Airbus A340-300
3. ATR-72
4. Concorde
5. Airbus A319

Moi,
Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineGagarin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

Wide/narrow body, classics, modern, regional, mid, long range planes... and to pick only 5?

Quite difficult, isn't it?

Here are my choices

1. McDonnel Douglas MD-80
2. Boeing 727-200
3. Tupolev 134A
4. Boeing 747-400
5. Boeing 767-200ER

In close competition with

Airbus A320
Yakovlev Yak-42
DC9-30
Caravelle III
Fokker 100
Saab 340
Metro III
ATR-42


User currently offlineAir Canada From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

Hey all,

My favorites are:
-Lockheed Super Connie
-L1011
-Boeing 727-200, B747 (all series except 300), B767, B777-200
-Airbus A330, 340 & 320
-Douglas DC-8
-Concorde

Ta, Ta
Phil


User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1012 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

I can't believe no one mentioned the elegant and powerful DC7C. Or how about the large winged beauty L1649?

User currently offlineDan-air From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

1. VC10 - Nothing comes close, classic elegant design

2. A340 - Just look at the pictures of it at the end of the runway ready to go. You gotta love them long wings. Looks like a modern 707 from a distance.

3. A330-200

4. 777-300

5. DC-10-30


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

1. A330-300
2. MD-11
3. 747-400
(what can I say, I like winglets)
4. 727-200
5. 767-300

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

1. A330-300
2. MD-11
3. 747-400
(what can I say, I like winglets)
4. 727-200
5. L-1011

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1175 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1033 times:
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1. Caravelle
2. Vickers Viscount-good proportions for the 4 Dart engines
3. Lockheed Constellation 1049 with wing tip tanks
4. Stretch DC-8's --they looked better long!
5. My god-Convair 440/580--they still look modern 40 years later!!

Special Mention:

Convair 880/990--nice line with the slim fuselage-but needed a bit more character



The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
User currently offlineF-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1022 times:

B737-200 (GREEEAT!)
A320
B727
A340 (only the -200 version and only the first few built as their nosegear is shorter than the ones followed - gives them a GREAT look!)
IL86


User currently offlineLBSteve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (14 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 1019 times:

I like the MD90; it looks like an oversized bizjet.
A330, 747, SR-71, & Concorde... from the inside out the 777 wins hands down with it’s sleek smoothly sculpted interiors and clever packaging of the overhead bins. I would also vote for the 777's exterior shape but unfortunately you have be standing very close to appreciate it's subtle aerodynamic beauty. It’s just not apparent from a distance.


25 Clive : thisis getting interesting! the Iarbus 340 is becoming a clear leader Constellation , 777 , and trisatr also doing well
26 Post contains images Air_Chick_757 : Clive, you got me in this one, because it´s so unfair to pick just 5... I will split it into categories... Boeing, Airbus & Douglas series 1- B707 2-
27 JET_A : 1.767-300 2.Dornier 328 3.TU-154 4.Saab 340 5.777-200
28 AF-A319 : Hey !!! Greetings from CDG :-) My top 5 is : #1 : A319 #2 : MD-11 #3 : Concorde #4 : A330-200 #5 : B777
29 AIrT85 : Hello all! Here are mine: 1) A-340 2) A-320 3) F-100 4) MD-80/88 5) Canadair Regional Jet (we all forgot about this little one! I like it alot, its a
30 Kaitak : Just having a very random look through the answers given so far and it looks as if the A340 scores very highly again, so I'm not going to dissent! 1)
31 Virgin747 : I have to say I'm mixed about this but here it is.. 5XB-70 valkarie(neat design, but unstable) 4MD-11 3The A320 family(the double sided deltas are nea
32 Ilyushin96M : OK...here's my list! Propliners: Lockheed Constellation Lockheed L188 Electra Ilyushin IL18 Tupolev TU114 Golden Age Jetliners: Convair CV880 Vickers
33 Jim : I cannot belive that only one of you voted for the best looking aircraft still in service. The one that looks like its cruising while parked. The one
34 B727 Dragstar : I have to say that my all-time favourite is the B727-200 (hence the user name). Also like the newish Canadair CRJ-200 - very sleek aircraft to watch i
35 Airbus A3XX : My five choices: 1. MD-11 2. Boeing 777(both -200 and -300) 3. Airbus A330 4. Boeing 767-300 5. Lockheed L-1011
36 Clive : What a response! I am going to have to add these up but its clear that the leader of the modern jets is the A340 and the classics is the constellation
37 JumboTim : I can't help myself:- 1. B747-400 (it's the tips!) 2. B747-200 3. Concorde 4. B707 5. B737-400
38 LH423 : I'm surprised at the number of A330's there are in here. And see, here I was thinking I was the only one who liked them. LH423
39 Delta15 : 1. A3xx (soon to be) 2. Boeing 747 3. Constellation 4. Boeing 777 5. L1011
40 Stretch 8 : 1. Concorde.End of story.
41 US521 : 1- Shorts 330 cool looking. 2- Dc-3 The clsssic airliner! 3- Airbus 340 the new age jumbo! 4- C-RJ New age commuter 4- Boeing 247 the original us airl
42 Bluemeatball : My choices are: B707-321 series Vickers VC-10 Vickers Viscount 810 series Sud Caravelle Bristol Brittania
43 DL 604 : OK, I actually like Airbus! My top 4 are: BOEING 757 family, all versions AIRBUS: A340, all versions BOEING 767-400 BOEING 747-400 DL 604
44 David L : I voted for it!
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