Clive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1227 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;
BA146 (A neat little design)
IL62 (VC10 rip off but elegant)
Caravelle (french elegance)
De Haviland Heron ( Love the four engines)
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9213 posts, RR: 42 Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 881 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)
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9213 posts, RR: 42 Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 861 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.
Coronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1000 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 802 times:
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!!
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
LBSteve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 788 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 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-