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Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?  
User currently offlineFlying-b773 From Singapore, joined Apr 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

as in the topic.. i myself love planes with the fuelsage like the A300 and B767... however, the A310 gives me a feeling that it is crippled.. so, anybody dislikes the A310 because of its pethetic length? too short and fat.

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6203 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

I think it's a great looking aircraft.

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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

It's a bit stubby, sure, but I never disliked it on account of that. Look on the bright side, it'll be a cold day in h*ll before they get a tailscrape.


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User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

sure, it does not look too balanced with respect to length and diametre.

however, i like it because it is short. what would be the alternative when you want the same number of seats? make it looong and thin. i just recently spend some time in a long tube (753) and must say that i really prefer a widebody.

this is why i like it.

rabenschlag


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

I think it looks cool, and I feel that nothing can look to short (well... anything that is flying today), however the 777-300 and 757-300 look way too long, the A340-600 is not so bad because of the larger engines, and 4 instead of 2.

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Dan


User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

I think the short fuselage on both the 762 and A310 makes those birds much cuter than their bigger sisters.

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User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

I dislike it because it isn't made in America....ruh-roh....that might make trouble... Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

I think it's cute! And oh, it's powerful!


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1103 times:
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Well, put it this way, it's never gonna win a airplane beauty contest. It might not be as long and sleek looking like a A340/777 but it's definitely not one of more stylish looking aircraft either. A bit like the 737, short and chubby. But a great aircraft anyway.

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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

Who said it's not stylish??  Smile

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User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

The A310's are okay for me. But on the other hand, the A318 looks ugly! It's tail looks to way to big for the size of the fuselage. Nuts

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User currently offlineFlying-b773 From Singapore, joined Apr 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 962 times:

oh. i bet i am the only one who dislikes who it looks..... oops.. haha...but the A310 is definitely not the worst looking aircraft... there is 1 to me, just that i dun wanna voice it out.. shall juz keep it that way.. haha
anymore who has some comments about the 'well loved' A310? haha


User currently offline757man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Although the overall length of the A310 is only a few feet shorter than the narrowbodied 757-200, I think it is quite a mean looking mutha'.

The cabin length on the Airbus is only slightly shorter than the comparable 767-200, though the Boeing has a narrower body. People seem to constantly bang on about the impressive take off performance of the 757, but I have witnessed some excellent A310 departures - They can climb quite quick, even with a heavy load.

Going back to width - The A310 can also carry industry standard LD3 containers, so it is capable of a decent cargo load. The 'stubby' bus looks rather nice in the Air Transat colourscheme....


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