747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3958 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4210 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?
Jetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2602 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3725 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.
doug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3480 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3656 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.