I have the A346 prototype photo set as a screen saver and I have just realised why it looks a little "different".
The very long forward fuselage compared with the rear fuselage is what I would expect on a rear engined aircraft, not a wing mounted 4 engine craft.
I wounder how the weight of structure, passengers, freight etc, will be balanced by the tail without a large downward moment, which will inevitabley make the aircraft less efficient than it could be.
Now Airbus must have something as basic as this covered, so I wounder what I am missing here.
Does anyone have any comments?