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Was The A300 Nose Design Based On The 1-11 Nose?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4251 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5099 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, 1450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5054 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


User currently offlinePapaChuck From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4936 times:

Take a look for yourself:

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User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2620 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4614 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.

The glass isn't half empty, or half full, it's twice as big as it needs to be.
User currently offlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3586 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4545 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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