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Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 2:35 am

as in the topic.. i myself love planes with the fuelsage like the A300 and B767... however, the A310 gives me a feeling that it is crippled.. so, anybody dislikes the A310 because of its pethetic length? too short and fat.
 
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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 2:37 am

I think it's a great looking aircraft.

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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 3:02 am

It's a bit stubby, sure, but I never disliked it on account of that. Look on the bright side, it'll be a cold day in h*ll before they get a tailscrape.
 
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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 3:24 am

sure, it does not look too balanced with respect to length and diametre.

however, i like it because it is short. what would be the alternative when you want the same number of seats? make it looong and thin. i just recently spend some time in a long tube (753) and must say that i really prefer a widebody.

this is why i like it.

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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 5:05 am

I think it looks cool, and I feel that nothing can look to short (well... anything that is flying today), however the 777-300 and 757-300 look way too long, the A340-600 is not so bad because of the larger engines, and 4 instead of 2.

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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 5:08 am

I think the short fuselage on both the 762 and A310 makes those birds much cuter than their bigger sisters.

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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 5:31 am

I dislike it because it isn't made in America....ruh-roh....that might make trouble... Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 7:41 am

I think it's cute! And oh, it's powerful!
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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 7:48 am

Well, put it this way, it's never gonna win a airplane beauty contest. It might not be as long and sleek looking like a A340/777 but it's definitely not one of more stylish looking aircraft either. A bit like the 737, short and chubby. But a great aircraft anyway.

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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 10:40 am

Who said it's not stylish??  Smile

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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:38 pm

The A310's are okay for me. But on the other hand, the A318 looks ugly! It's tail looks to way to big for the size of the fuselage. Nuts

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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Tue Apr 23, 2002 1:10 am

oh. i bet i am the only one who dislikes who it looks..... oops.. haha...but the A310 is definitely not the worst looking aircraft... there is 1 to me, just that i dun wanna voice it out.. shall juz keep it that way.. haha
anymore who has some comments about the 'well loved' A310? haha
 
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RE: Anyone Dislikes The A310 Because It Is Short?

Tue Apr 23, 2002 1:21 am

Although the overall length of the A310 is only a few feet shorter than the narrowbodied 757-200, I think it is quite a mean looking mutha'.

The cabin length on the Airbus is only slightly shorter than the comparable 767-200, though the Boeing has a narrower body. People seem to constantly bang on about the impressive take off performance of the 757, but I have witnessed some excellent A310 departures - They can climb quite quick, even with a heavy load.

Going back to width - The A310 can also carry industry standard LD3 containers, so it is capable of a decent cargo load. The 'stubby' bus looks rather nice in the Air Transat colourscheme....