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Aircraft And Their Cars

Fri Apr 05, 2002 7:06 pm

What would you suggest, Aircraft and their cars.

Which cars fit which aircraft

CRJ-700=Bentley
B747-400=Ford Galaxy
A330-200=Mercedes "A" Class

thats all I can think of, LoL
 
BWIrwy4
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Fri Apr 05, 2002 7:28 pm

You're wrong. The A330 is a graceful, beautifully sculpted piece of art. The Mercedes is much too masculine and stiff to go with the A330. A Jaguar fits with it perfectly.(A slightly older one)

737-200=AMC Gremlin
 
NZ767
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Fri Apr 05, 2002 8:35 pm

 Nuts
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Fri Apr 05, 2002 9:41 pm

Ford Galaxy? Please, the 747 revolutionised air travel. It is large yet manouvreable and extremely graceful, even in it's age. The Ford Galaxy certainly doesn't come to mind.
 
Alessandro
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Fri Apr 05, 2002 9:55 pm

Caravelle=Citroën DS
SAAB 340=SAAB 9000
Antonov72=Lada Niva
Concorde=Maserati Merak
Comet=NSU Spider
DC3=Volkswagen Beetle

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Boeing Nut
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 12:42 am

How about the Cadillac Broham for the 747. Very big and luxurious.
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captaingomes
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 2:30 am

Land Rover reliable??? LOL!
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mirrodie
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 3:49 am

My 1990 Buick Regal (only 53K on it) is a 727.

Mom's 2001 Chevy Impala= 738

Dad's '84 Buick Estate Wagon= DC-8

My girl's Altima = A 319

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gr8slvrflt
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 6:53 am

An American perspective:

727 - Chevrolet Impala (from the 60s)
737 - Toyota Camry
747 - Ford Econoline van
757 - Dodge Intrepid
767 - Chrysler Concorde
777 - Cadillac Seville

DC9 - Dodge Dart
DC10 - Oldsmobile 88
MD11 - Oldsmobile Aurora
MD80 - Dodge Caravan

L1011 - AMC Ambassador

880/990 - Edsel

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dash8tech
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 8:19 am

Dash 8 Q400 = 1972 Gremlin up on blocks!

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FrequentFlier
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 8:22 am

747=Toyota LandCruiser/Lexus LX470 (depending on airline!)

Large, versatile, but very comfortable.

A real monster.
 
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 8:28 am

I've always likened my Honda Accord EX V6 to a 757...wishful thinking I guess.
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 8:47 am


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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 9:21 am

SAAB actually uses military aircraft allusions to sell their cars, with the Viggen actually being named for one. It is also one of the few instances where an aircraft manufacturer made cars as well (the companies are not affiliated any more). I think that the Saab 9000 is closer to the Saab 2000 plane because both rocked but sold quite poorly. The 340 is a 900 because both sold for a long time in many revisions and iterations. Both are no longer produced. My 2 cents anyway.
 
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 9:35 am

Afay1 brings up an interesting point: airlines as well as aircraft and automobile manufacturers have always been linked. General Motors once controlled Curtiss-Wright as well as TWA and Eastern airlines. GM later manufactured Allison turbine engines used in Convair 580s. Ford, of coarse, started one of the first passenger airlines in the U.S. and made the famous Trimotor airliner. American Airlines was once controlled by E. L. Cord of Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg fame. Commercial aircraft engines have been made by Rolls Royce, BMW, Maybach, Lycoming and others. Harley Earl, one of the most famous auto stylists of all time, designed Eastern's DC-7B interiors as well as Convair's 880. Beech promoted it's Plainsman luxury car after World War II but never put it into production. Franklin found more success in helicopter engines than in its air-cooled cars. I'm sure there are a lot more links.
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RE: Aircraft And Their Cars

Sat Apr 06, 2002 1:49 pm

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