Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 6992 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 21712 times:
Congratulations to the folks at Airbus another milestone achieved. Finally and long awaited.
Hope it gets in the air soon it is desperately needed with the European Air Forces much more important as new fighters and attack helicopters.
I was just thinking it looked like they had hired that great Russian designer T. M. Reguspatov
(TM Reg. US Pat. Off.)
I'm sure it is, from keel to truck an entirely original design taking advantage of every advance in airplane design since the C130 was lofted but the superficial resemblance will prevail. Some opine that the only reason DHC went to a t-tail for the Dash-8 was so no one would mistake it for an F-27.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.