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User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

What were biggest airliners through the time? Were they DC3, Tu-117, DC-8 Sre 61, DC-8 Sre 63, B747-100, B747-200, B747-300, B747-400, A380 (not yet built)?
Or did I messed something?

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User currently offlineNewSwissair From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 282 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

An-22, An-124, An-225 ( lenght: 84,6 m, wingspan 88,4 m, height 18,1 m, bigger than the A 380 ! )cargo aircraft and the A 340-600 ( longest airliner now ).

User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

Sorry, I meant passenger aircrafts (btw: 747 is bigger than 346)

User currently offlineQatar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

Overall size the B744 is bigger but the A346 is longer

User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

nothing beats the An-225 the Mriya in size....pity we didnt much more of it

User currently offlineDouglas DC 8 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2001, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

The Dc 8-61/63 were the biggest airliners in the 60's(259 passengers) until the B747.

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1995 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1126 times:

In 1929, the Dornier Do-X (a ten-engined flying boat complete with restaurant and library) was the largest commercial airplane.

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A decade later, that honor fell to the Boeing 314 Clipper, a magnificent aircraft.

During WWII, Germany had several huge flying boats, but these never saw commercial service. The wings of the B-29 and B-50 were mated to a new fuselage to form the mighty Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.

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At the dawn of the jet age, a turboprop held the honor of being the largest bird on the block, the sleek and luxurious Tupolev Tu-114.

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In the mid-1960s, as Douglas DC-8 said, the mighty Tupolev was overtaken by the Super DC-8 (-61, -63).

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The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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