Sonic
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Biggest Airliners

Sat Feb 09, 2002 11:48 pm

What were biggest airliners through the time? Were they DC3, Tu-117, DC-8 Sre 61, DC-8 Sre 63, B747-100, B747-200, B747-300, B747-400, A380 (not yet built)?
Or did I messed something?
 
NewSwissair
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RE: Biggest Airliners

Sun Feb 10, 2002 12:36 am

An-22, An-124, An-225 ( lenght: 84,6 m, wingspan 88,4 m, height 18,1 m, bigger than the A 380 ! )cargo aircraft and the A 340-600 ( longest airliner now ).
 
Sonic
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RE: Biggest Airliners

Sun Feb 10, 2002 12:44 am

Sorry, I meant passenger aircrafts (btw: 747 is bigger than 346)
 
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RE: Biggest Airliners

Sun Feb 10, 2002 12:58 am

Overall size the B744 is bigger but the A346 is longer
 
khi747
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RE: Biggest Airliners

Sun Feb 10, 2002 3:44 pm

nothing beats the An-225 the Mriya in size....pity we didnt much more of it
 
Douglas DC 8
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RE: Biggest Airliners

Sun Feb 10, 2002 11:24 pm

The Dc 8-61/63 were the biggest airliners in the 60's(259 passengers) until the B747.
 
fanofjets
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RE: Biggest Airliners

Mon Feb 11, 2002 10:28 am

In 1929, the Dornier Do-X (a ten-engined flying boat complete with restaurant and library) was the largest commercial airplane.

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A decade later, that honor fell to the Boeing 314 Clipper, a magnificent aircraft.

During WWII, Germany had several huge flying boats, but these never saw commercial service. The wings of the B-29 and B-50 were mated to a new fuselage to form the mighty Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.

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At the dawn of the jet age, a turboprop held the honor of being the largest bird on the block, the sleek and luxurious Tupolev Tu-114.

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In the mid-1960s, as Douglas DC-8 said, the mighty Tupolev was overtaken by the Super DC-8 (-61, -63).

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