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A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:46 am




I mentioned this on an earlier post which seems to have now disappeared, but am I the only one to notice the similarity in proportions to the A380 and B737?
If you ignore the wings and engines, apart from the lower and rounder nose and the more swept-back tail, they look like mother and daughter.
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:51 am

Dude, whatever you're on.. Share... Cuz I'm not seeing what you're seeing  Smile
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:55 am

nada....
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:55 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 1):
Dude, whatever you're on.. Share... Cuz I'm not seeing what you're seeing

Dude. . . get glasses!
 
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:09 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):
Dude. . . get glasses!

Hmmm.... tube and wing... that's about where the simmilarity ends.

The A388 wing has much more sweep and dihedral, the engines are further outboard, and the A388 elevators are disproportionally larger.
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:12 am

Wow the proportions are almost identical! They're both....airliners.
 
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:15 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 4):
The A388 wing has much more sweep and dihedral, the engines are further outboard, and the A388 elevators are disproportionally larger.

My point, as I said on the first post, was that if you IGNORE the wing and engines, the PROPORTIONS are remarkably similar. I did a double-take the first time I saw a flying image of the A380: it looked like a 737 with a new tail and four engines.
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:40 am

I see where you are coming from mate! and I'm sober! You did say "mother and daughter" well, my daughter looks LIKE her mother, you can see the family resemblance but some bits are different (she has my nose).

This post is sure to go all A vs B on you!
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:51 am

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Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:29 am

Sorry BrayBuddy. But I have to agree with others and say that I don't see what you mean at all. First of all, if we are ignoring the wings and engines, what proportions are there to look at? Secondly, the fuselages have completely different shapes. In the A380 the fuselage drops down at the rear (the only Airbus to do so) and in the 737 it does not. Plus, the 737's tail angles forward as it gets to the bottom, and the 380's merely tapers a little bit. In the A380 the wings are longer than the fuselage, and in the 737, it is exaclty the opposite (at least in the generation you show above). Sorry bud.


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Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:41 am

Mainly, the wings are markedly different. Sorry, you're on crack!
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:58 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
they look like mother and daughter.

You are missing the important question. "Who" would you date? The big but powerful momma or the thin but weaker daughter?  silly 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:22 am

Come to think of it, looking at the pics below, if you dropped the nose on the this 767-200. . .


 
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:52 am

OH man..

The A vs B fight is going to migrate to this thread HAHA.

No, I don't see the similarities personally -- They look like totally two different "tubes".

The A380 is quite unique. Very unique IMHO.

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Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:57 am

Proportions=dimensions. They both have the same stubby shape.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 9):
the 737's tail angles forward as it gets to the bottom, and the 380's merely tapers a little bit. In the A380

Read the last sentence on the first post again.
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:01 am

The similarity of 737 is uncanny with side profile only to A3XX but not A380, but I think comparing to a 747SP is more accurate with span and length dimensions -- this sucker is going to climb with those giant wings when it lifts off. The nose of this A380 appears closer to 787 than any other (to put it bluntly, it appears to be a Gulfstream nose with a larger fillet), the first generation nose from the A3XX program looked more like than of 767.

I realize most of you people may not 'see' what I see, but then most of you are astheticaly obcessed, so I do not care.  Smile

We are all used to somewhat circular cross sections, A380 is an ellipse and is taller than wider, that is why it looks stubby -- nobody acknowledges the specific shape when making statements about how it looks, so I harp on them.  Big grin

From the front and top, the porportions look expected.

That second pix in reply #13 doesn't do any credit, does anyone see how the lens used in that picture altered the view of perception?
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:03 am

The second shot in reply 13 is the best i've seen her looking.
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:04 am

Now do they both fly pax? Stupid thread!!
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:05 am

OMG, if you ignore everything but the wheels on these two planes, they are exactly the same! It's incredible!  eek 


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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:25 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 19):
OMG, if you ignore everything but the wheels on these two planes, they are exactly the same! It's incredible!

Gosh! You're right! I've never seen wheels look so alike before!
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:29 am

What are you people smoking?!
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:37 am

Between this post and the post about my friends daddy has $39 million, Civil Av is going downhill fast.
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:42 am

Quoting N317AS (Reply 21):
Between this post and the post about my friends daddy has $39 million, Civil Av is going downhill fast.

Did that get deleted? I went back to look for it, and it wasn't there.

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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:50 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 18):
OMG, if you ignore everything but the wheels on these two planes, they are exactly the same! It's incredible!


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and what about the nose cones?Seen it? Haaa! that too!  Wink
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:25 am

The 737 has a more elegant nose, the A380 a more elegant tail. But they both have that same stubby shape!
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:34 am

 banghead  confused  you've gotta be kidding me.
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:38 am

There should be a rule about drinking posting things on airliners.net that do not make any sense.

Johan, how about making all users pass a breath-analyzer for a successful logon?
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:44 am

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 15):
but I think comparing to a 747SP is more accurate with span and length dimensions -- this sucker is going to climb with those giant wings when it lifts off.

Very good comparison, the A388 was made with a much larger wing then needed so that it could be stretched for future derivatives. Which is why I find it funny that some people doubt it will fly.
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:51 am

Geez.. you all know that ALL Boeing and Airbus planes start out looking the same. It just all depends on how much time they spend at the Krispy Kreme donut factory before their first flight.. The A380 has put them out of business..
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:52 am

Quoting MD11LuxuryLinr (Reply 29):
Geez.. you all know that ALL Boeing and Airbus planes start out looking the same. It just all depends on how much time they spend at the Krispy Kreme donut factory before their first flight.. The A380 has put them out of business..

Random totally unrelated question, but do they have krispy kreme in Switzerland, or have you visited the US?
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:53 am

TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE HARRY!


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Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:59 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
If you ignore the wings and engines, apart from the lower and rounder nose and the more swept-back tail, they look like mother and daughter.

What a riot! Here's one for ya!

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Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:07 pm

Quoting NorCal (Reply 30):
but do they have krispy kreme in Switzerland, or have you visited the US?

permanently visiting the US..  bitelip 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:10 pm

Quoting MD11LuxuryLinr (Reply 33):
permanently visiting the US.. bitelip

Thats cool, which state are you living in
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:20 pm

No way!!!!!!!.................. i agree glasses would help




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Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:29 pm

Nope Not at all.
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:33 pm

Dude, I want some of what you are taking. Are in AMS eating brownies?
 
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:50 pm

I am very impressed with the determination of BrayBuddy "thread starter". So, we all have to agree the similarity in 737 and A380.

However, unfortunately I could not find any similarity in proportion.
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:36 pm

I agree with Saleem, have to give you credit BrayBuddy for your persistence. But.... can’t agree with you.
Can’t say they look alike. They look similar, well of course!! Both have wings that taper up and out with thicker wing roots (as do many others).... both have sloping 'ends' under the vertical stabilizer area..... Both have backward slanting horizontal stabilizers............ so???
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:39 pm

My God he's right! Can't anyone else see it?

Both aircraft have a tube-like fuselage
Both aircraft have 2 wings
Both aircraft have a tail
Both aircraft are symmetrical when viewed from above, or from the front
Both aircraft have windows for passengers to look out of

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Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:40 pm

I don't see how any of you can't see it, it's obvious to me, what are you looking at?? I want to say those who can't see it that "you are dumb".  Smile
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:48 pm

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
they look like mother and daughter.

Just make sure not to date the daughter w/o the mother's consent...or else you'd have a big (literally) momma up yours....O_o

Newark777,

Now, now...no need to drag Dubya...let alone Ebaumsworld into this.... Silly
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:31 pm

Does any one else find humor with the statement:

"Of you ignore the engines and the fuselage and the wings and the double deck vs. single deck, they look the same!"

Yea and a rose and an oak tree look the same if you ignore the color and the size and...everythign else!

LOL
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:13 pm

Quoting Vanguard737 (Reply 43):
"Of you ignore the engines and the fuselage and the wings and the double deck vs. single deck, they look the same!"

he/she was talking about the outline; as long as I figure your confusion, it will be difficult to see it as humorous, unless that alone is humorous then yes.
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Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:02 pm

Yeah aside from the fuselage, wings, engines, gear, stabilisers, external and internal fittings and paint they are a spitting image of one another. I don't know why I didn't pick it earlier.
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:11 pm

Bray Buddy, A few more such threads and you'll be giving Gkirk a run for his money!

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Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:35 pm





Baby bird and big bird.

Take another look guys: you'll get it yet!
 
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:50 pm

Yes, they're a similar shape - but it's not really an unusual shape, I wouldn't say there's anything special about it.



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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:00 pm

Don't worry BrayBuddy, I got your back. Big grin

See nose of first gen A3XX, this has a more 707/727/737 type appearance:

And nose of second gen A380, which has a A320/757/787 type appearance:

Please note the difference, remember: it is possible to become so smart that you may loose your sense of common sense.
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RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:26 pm

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 5):
Wow the proportions are almost identical! They're both....airliners.

HAHAAAA! You almost got another RR for that one!

I suppose they are kinda similar ish maybe. Certainly more similarly proportioned than an A300 compared ot a 747 or something. Not close enough to warrant Laulder and Scully looking into it though.

Maybe the A380 was sent by Aliens?
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