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User currently offlineMarc Kobaissi From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 857 times:

Which modern airliner (Boeing, Airbus, McDonnell-Douglas, Fokker, Lockheed, etc...) has the best all-around ground performance, in terms of accelleration, braking, cornering, and overall handling? It seems to me that the taller aircraft (ie:747, Concorde) would not handle as well as lower aircraft such as the MD-80 series.

Transferring fuel quickly between wing tanks to improve cornering does NOT count.


-Marc K

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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 3103 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 819 times:

Ground performance, accelleration, braking, cornering, overall handling...? For a good answer, let Mario Antretti or Micheal Schumacher have a go at some Boeings and Airbusses...!

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User currently offlineMarc Kobaissi From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 787 times:

I know the Convair 880s and 990s had brakes on the front wheels...I'm thinking that would reduce their stopping distance by quite a bit. The mystery remains, however, which airliners handle best during extreme gound maneuvering.


-Marc K.

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