Look how strange it looks! Do you think any passenger will ever enter this thing? Personally, I don't think this nose will ever become a classic. Just look at the 707. Thats the way a nose should look like.
Well, don't be hasty. 707s are bigger and they have those new Super DC-8s coming out. Personally, I think that bird will be a big sales success, as they seem to be having problems with the SST and those new engines are supposed to really be efficient. I am predicting 1300 by 2003. Well, as long as the world does not explode in 2000
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Espion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12040 times:
Wow! I thought 707s were big but this thing is never taking off. What airline is crazy enough to order it?
Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 7): Do you think they will make a 747-200, and will it be able to travel at the speed of light?
I think the 747 will soon be cancelled but if it gets off the ground maybe they will make the -200 for travel to our future moon and mars bases and resorts. I hope this gets done before the new millenium-god 2000 is so long away!
A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4108 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12004 times:
This is insane! What are Boeing thinking, this will end them and Douglas will swallow them alive! What is the need for this plane anyway, by 2000 we will all have personal spaceships with half of us living in space,
Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11921 times:
No way it's gonna fly. I have learned from reliable sources that the damn thing is a rustbucket due to all the moisture it has been exposed to while sitting in the damp and moist Seattle weather. Only the most corrupt officials would dream of ordering this thing.
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Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 4063 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11872 times:
Quoting Alberchico (Reply 17): Man this has to be the funniest thread in a while ..............
Yeah, that's what you die-hard Lockheed-bashing, Caravelle-hugging europeans say. Wait till tomorrow! The future has 747 written all over it! They might even develop this plane further and sell it well into the 80s!
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KiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11840 times:
Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 19): Uhh, guys...the 747 first flew over 30 years ago. I think you're confused with the A380, which is flying tomorrow.
No way the 747 flew 30 years ago! Jets weren't even flying back then! Personally, I think Boeing will divert all future funding to a nuclear powered space-plane that can fly from NYC-Tokyo in two hours, and seats 300 people!