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Horizontal Tail On The Mercure  
User currently offlineMontenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 546 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Hi to all my dear fellows,

Tako a look on this foto, don't you find that the horizontal stabilisator of the Mercure was too curved, I find it particularly non-usual, what about you?

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Photo © Andrew Hunt

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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2566 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

A little too curved, a little too backward. The engines look like the designers took the idea from a cartoon drawing. An ugly aircraft all round.

User currently offlineMighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 988 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

not ugly!...let's say...different!

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2566 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Even the cockpit windows look like a cartoon. I still say the Mercure is ugly.

User currently offlineDee-see-eit From Spain, joined Jan 2000, 435 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1851 times:

I wouldn't say ugly. It remembers me to a first Airbus 320 study, look at the tail cone...

The horizontal stab is really angled upwards, but it seems to be related to the very small tail. Just aerodynamics, I guess.


User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

I agree with Mighluss, not ugly, different.

User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2078 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Looks like an A-320 with JT-8's to me!

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