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Was The A300 Nose Design Based On The 1-11 Nose?  
User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3649 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3594 times:

I was looking at the A300 nose, when I was read about a recent A300 600 accident, and to me the nose and cockpit design look like a larger version of a BAC 1-11 nose and cockpit design. So here is my question, is the A300 nose and cockpit, base on the BAC 1-11 nose and cockpit design?

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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

I don't think it was, the Brits did the wings and the French did the fuse.

Having said that, it does look very similar (front fuselage) to the proposed BAC 3-11 40 years ago. So maybe they influenced the design.
A pic of the three-eleven is about halfway down this page

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...05/12/20/203709/clipped-wings.html


User currently offlinePapaChuck From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

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User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2556 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

If shapes are similar it doesn't mean that the design is the same. Apart from anything else there's a significant difference in scale between the BAC 111 and the A300B4. There's a superficial similarity in the shape of the third window, but the front window shape is totally different.

The two designs are very different.



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User currently offlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3414 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

I haven't got my book with me, but before BAe got onboard with Airbus I do believe they had done studies on a BAC 2-11 or 3-11 or some such thing which was a widebody roughly similar in scale and mission to the A300.


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