Marc Kobaissi From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 507 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 Kobaissi From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 437 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.