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The New Airbus A340-500/600 Is Beautiful!  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

Today I was at Airbus' website, and for the first time I actually looked INDEPTH at the new A340-500/600.

It is absolutely beautiful. Those engines certainly look a lot like the 747 engines.

From the back at an angle, the A340-500/600 looks like a 747 but with one deck.

Absolutely a beautiful aircraft.

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Finally the A340 sees some nice big engines

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Although I prefer the A340-500. I think the A340-600 is just too long, but maybe I'll get used to it over time.

Regards.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

I disagree....


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

I respect your opinion NWA....but the least you can do is explain the reason why.........


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User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

I love the A340s. But the 600 just seems to be a little too long.

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5298 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

I didn't think that the 345 had been rolled out yet so how can you compare the 2. I havn't seen the 600 yet but it does look a little long in those photos. Those engines do look alot better than say the 343.  Smile

User currently offlineSouthernCRJ From Argentina, joined Sep 2001, 180 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

I personally think that the A346 is one of the most beautiful airliners that have ever flown.

It's so elegant and graceful!!!
It seems to be more a bird than an airplane.

Regards


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8062 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

I also think it's a beautiful airliner. Very graceful and slick.

I remember when the first prototype was photographed (admittedly in rather unfetching bare factory green and silver), someone at Airliners.net (in a pro Seattle hissy fit) said the A340-600 was so ugly he'd be embarrassed to be seen getting off one. Blimey.



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User currently offlineOscar2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3690 times:

Hopefully in a few years we will see the 340-600 wearing Northwest colors and carrying 4 PW engines

User currently offlineSpeedbird092 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

I really like the A330's and A340s when it comes to looks. My all time favourite is the 330-200. The new A340-600 looks so unnaturally long, like the airframe's been stretched to its limit or somthin'... .anyway the 500 is still nice  Big thumbs up.....By the way... anyone know when Air Canada's taking delivery of the first 340-500/600?

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

I sure hope so too Oscar2 to see NWA A340-500s or 600s with P&W 4000 series engines! These would be a perfect replacement for NWA's 747-200 Classics and they will have the same cockpit commonality with NWA's A330-300s.

User currently offlineBigmikenice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

The first thing that hit my mind was "UPS DC-8 Super 70s with winglets." And a European nose. It's OK.

User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

The 346 looks good, but perhaps just a little long. Maybe the 500 will look even better!


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User currently offlineSin777er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

Yeah, the back of the A346 is over streached unlike the B773. I think the A346 is out of porportion.

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