Sonic
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Which Narowbody Quadjet You Like The Most

Tue Nov 14, 2000 2:16 am

There are the main competitors:

Avro RJ75
Avro RJ85
Avro RJ100
Boeing 707
Douglas DC8
Ilyushin IL62
 
na
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RE: Which Narowbody Quadjet You Like The Most

Tue Nov 14, 2000 2:26 am

You forgot the Convair 880/990 and the Comet as well as the Vickers VC-10, the airplane the IL-62 was copied from!
This british plane comes second for me behind the evergreen B707.
 
Sonic
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RE: Which Narowbody Quadjet You Like The Most

Tue Nov 14, 2000 2:31 am

Sorry, this is an updated list:

Avro RJ75
Avro RJ85
Avro RJ100
Boeing 707
Convair 880
Convair 990
DeHavilland Comet
Douglas DC8
Ilyushin IL-62
Vickers VC-10
 
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RE: Which Narowbody Quadjet You Like The Most

Tue Nov 14, 2000 2:59 am

And then the Concorde is missing. The narrowest of all four engined airliners.

And then we put a question mark on the Trident 3. Some people called it a 3½ engined plane, but it did have four engines.

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RE: Which Narowbody Quadjet You Like The Most

Tue Nov 14, 2000 3:22 am

This is probably the most uneven group of airliner types which we can imagine.
In one end we have the oldest, noisiest, smokiest, fuel guzzlers (CV-880) which are long time gone. And still they rolled and rolled forever at take-off and sometimes stalled and crashed at rotation (Comet).
And in the other end we find probably the only airliner which was designed and produced ahead of its time. A plane right out of the future. The cleanest and quietest plane ever produced, and a runway super-saver.
I will vote for the future: Avro RJ.
(Even if I have a lot of respect for the past).

Best regards, Preben Norholm
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RE: Which Narowbody Quadjet You Like The Most

Tue Nov 14, 2000 4:16 am

The only one I have ever flown on is a BAe 146-300...so I guess that is my only choice. I wish I could have flown on a DC-8 or 707 though but it is too late...  
 
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RE: Which Narowbody Quadjet You Like The Most

Tue Nov 14, 2000 4:21 am

Out of the ones you mentioned I would have to say the Boeing 707. However, my favourite narrowbody quadjet would have to be the VC-10. Unfortuneately these weren't very popular and I've never seen one in person, but they are gorgeous planes.