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What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:54 pm

Just curious, what is your favourite tail-design?

Here's mine

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:58 pm

I personally like the B733-B739 tail design:

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:13 pm

Australian Airlines, South African, Cathay Pacific & China Airlines


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:32 pm

I like the prototype 7e7 tail. The Tu-104 is excellent. I also like Russian T-Tail designs. The foward projection from the vertical stabilizer is really something.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:37 pm

Those TU-154 are very striking!!! Love 'em all. But I still have a soft heart for the B707.


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:58 am

The red magic carpet :


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:18 am


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:22 am

Not a single design, but I loved BA's World Tails:


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:30 am

These are rare and different tails  Big grin


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:50 am

I was always fond of the old National Airlines' Sun King. The main attraction now is nostalgia, I suppose, as my first commercial flying experiences were on National, and I remember being excited when I saw the "sunshine" plane.


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:01 am

I think some people are misunderstanding the topic its not colours/liveries on tails its actually the shape/design of the tail he's asking about!
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:36 am

Whoops, you are correct, Bazzaldonbond. My bad.

My favorite tail design is the L1011 and 727, both works of art.


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:40 am

Have to agree the L10-11 and 727 are absolute works of art.
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:04 am

RA-85154 you have good taste. Everything about the Tu-154 design stands out, but I also like other t-tails such as the VC10, Trident and Tu-134. The fairings that project forward of the fin seem to make them look more dynamic - the first 134's did not have these but they were retrofitted. Anyone know what their purpose is?
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:33 am

See what you mean - my mistake.

In which case take a look at this beauty:


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:04 pm

100% with you on the Vickers VC10  Smile

The most beautiful aircraft ever made!

Cheers,

Trent.

P.S. Other notable mentions - the Boeing 707 tail, the L1011 tail and the Caravelle tail)
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:14 pm

Frontier!
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:25 pm

Not just because I work for them, but because it reminds me of home whenever I see it worldwide:

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:31 pm

Continental and Continental Express...

Our planes may be....well, plain, but the gold globe set against the dark blue background is an amazing design!
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:37 pm

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:47 pm

Hard to choose: The Delta widgets, the final TWA colors, the Wavy Gravy, any of the modern or special British Airways liveries, and I love the new United. AA's tail is nice too, and I really liked the "Soaring Spirits" tails. Finally, I'll end my list with Qantas: their tails have always been superb, whether special or conventional (in color, not in terms of T-tail or conventional tail)
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:45 pm

My first favorite airline tail is Lufthansa. The crane which always flies me safely. The crane also makes me feel safer to fly with LH.

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:51 pm

Mine is the one with the wing on the back of it.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:58 pm

FOLKS, he's asking what is your favorite tail architech/design...

Do you like the 717's T-tail, or the massive 747 tail, the stubby 320 tail, etc...

We're not looking for logos.
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:58 pm

World Colors BA... chelsea Rose... most elegant design... sadly that it has become history.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:04 pm

Undisputable: Beechcraft Bonanza!


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:05 pm

Hi everyone,

I was indeed asking for aircraft tail-DESIGN, like:

Normal tails (747, 737),
T-tails (DC-9, TU-134),
3-holers (DC-10, L1011, 727, TU-154)

or other ways of aircraft tail-design....

So, no, I was NOT really asking for the livery-design! Smile Big thumbs up

Thanks
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:28 pm

My all-time favorite is the 707!
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:38 pm

British Airways' Chelsea Rose and South African Airways. Absolutely beautiful.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:48 pm

Continental, classy & timeless  Smile/happy/getting dizzy





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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:42 pm

Hmmz, still people do not seem to understand??? (read post 26)!!! Smile
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:00 pm

727's 727's 727's
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:51 pm

It's not that people don't understand the topic, they're in too much of a hurry to put what THEY think down and are too bone idle to read anyone else's posts first.

My favourite is the L-1011, a beautiful design.


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:29 pm

As far as structural design goes, I agree with Kalakua:

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:37 pm

no wire hangers!
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:45 pm

"It's not that people don't understand the topic, they're in too much of a hurry to put what THEY think down and are too bone idle to read anyone else's posts first."

That's rather harsh. Try reading the original post again and tell me where it says aircraft as opposed to airline tail design.

Or were you in too much of a hurry to slam everyone else before checking what you were saying?

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:10 am

United4ever, sorry if I offended you and I take your point that the question is a little ambiguous. But:

1) The original poster has his as "TU-154" which implies he wants to discuss aircraft types, not airlines;

2) The fact that it was about aircraft types was pointed out more clearly two or three times after that, including by the original poster RA-85154, yet people still posted about airline logos, not aircraft types.

3) You haven't actually contributed to the topic, where as I did. What is your favourite tail design?

So, harshness aside, I stand by what I said. It doesn't hurt to read what other people put first.

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:09 am

South African Airways Boeing 747.


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:34 am


The L-1011, DC-10 and 727 have the most beautiful tails hands down.

The 727 wins for sheer grace and beauty. Classic. The Audrey Hepburn of tails.
The DC-10 reminds me of a male ballet dancer. Very built and solid looking but complete poetry when he moves Big grin

The L-1011.... wellll that tail is just massive and I love it from every angle  Smile
It's a beautiful thing!

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:42 am

FLYtoEGCC:

"3) You haven't actually contributed to the topic, where as I did. What is your favourite tail design?"


Thanks for proving my point. See replies 7 & 14.

"So, harshness aside, I stand by what I said. It doesn't hurt to read what other people put first."  Smile

Mike

[Edited 2004-03-10 17:48:14]
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:52 am

I did read all the posts, but not the usernames. I assumed it was your first reply. Oops  Smile

I will take care to do this in future.

I apologise to you.

[Edited 2004-03-10 17:54:11]
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:58 am

EGCC

Apology gratefully accepted. Man enough to accept error and apologise = welcome to RU list.

Mike

[Edited 2004-03-10 17:59:12]
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:07 am

MD-11:


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:10 am

The tail of MD-11 (specially in Varig c/s):
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:12 pm

I like 747 tail.

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What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:38 pm

I like the 717 and the 747, especially in Qantas or Thai livery!

Thanks, good topic.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:49 pm

Call me biased, but...


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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:33 pm

LOL is it still not clear????? Is my first post so difficult then, okay I am Dutch but I thought my English was quite well?

I even made it BOLD----> TU-154 if I had asked for LIVERY-design I would have mentioned Malev, Aeroflot, Yamal and Byelorussian Govmnt!

So again people, I was curious about AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER TAIL-DESIGN, like:

Normal tails (747, 737),
T-tails (DC-9, TU-134),
3-holers (DC-10, L1011, 727, TU-154)

or other ways of aircraft tail-design....

regards
Martijn Smile
 
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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:57 pm

These are for you Luke
bmi tails...very nice

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RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:04 pm

RA-85154 lol yes its been here 4ever...
How unusual here on our Biggest Bird:

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