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The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:49 am

Hey guys,
I'm just curious as to what you think is the ugliest a/c in the world, whether in production or not. I'll start-
1. Beech 1900D

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It looks like a King Air had a bad time in the repair shop.
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2. Shorts 360

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Words cannot express the ugliness of this aircraft.
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3. Shorts Skyvan

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Look! It's the flying box! And if it's not a box, then what is it?!
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4. Aviation Traders ATL-98

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It looks like a deformed 747.
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Need I say more? Feel free to express your thoughts!

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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:51 am

No aircraft is ugly, imo.

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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:53 am

IMO, even though it's not flying, the A380, hands down.
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:56 am

Oh NO! Another "the A380 is so ugly" post! PLEASE STOP THE HORROR!

BTW, I think it looks pretty neat.

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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:21 am

Sorry JetBlast,
but the ugliest plane of all is the A380, now also the A350 (not so ugly, but ugly in the sense that it a A330 advertised as a "brand new" plane.
I have to agree with United4ever, no plane is ugly, well... exept A380...
Also no the most beautiful are the A320, A319 and the 737 family.
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:40 am

I vote for "the flying box". It's really ugly  Wow!! And it doesn't seem to fly very well either... lol


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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:11 am

Well that's okay guys, if you think the A380 is ugly I think everyone is entitled to their own opinions!

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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:25 am

I agree with the principle that no aircraft is ugly, but there is one exception, the Shorts 360, nothing else comes close.


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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:52 am

It's all a matter of opinion......

The deformed 747 gets my vote. the A380 looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:16 am

Ok guys, I agree. No a/c is ugly, it is just......ummmm....unusual!

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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:08 am

This one:



The Bristol 170 freighter.
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:18 am

The a380 looks ugly now but imagine your favorite airlines colors on it and it will look great.

no ac is ugly in my opion except peter max

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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:45 am

No aircraft type is ugly (with the exception of the A380 whale). Some are quirky but none ugly-except the A380. The Carvair is kind of a neat airplane but like the Shorts flying boxes (330/360) isn't exactly photogenic. 747s, DC-10s/MD-11s and Tristars are jumbos that have aerodynamic styling that is beautiful, functional and distinctive. That can't be said for the flying slave ship. All the A380 would do to my favorite airline's colors would sully them with it's ugly shape. Going back to a Zeppelin with non-flammable gases would be more of a step forward.
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:59 am

When I was a kid - at the gate, I complained how ugly my plane was

That is ...


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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:00 am

I think the Shorts 340 is even uglier than the 360 .... I don't know how to post a pic ...
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:03 am

I think the A321 is ugly.


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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:49 pm

"The Bristol 170 freighter." It is ugly cute. Like an overweight pug or bulldog. My vote for ugly duckling goes to the early Vicer's Viscounts. The ovoid theme is over the top. Those egg shaped windows and that ugly 1950's bank vault door hatch degrade what could have been a smart looking bird for its time. Now, the Viscount vastly improves in later versions with a more conventional shaped door hatch. And, that slight hump above the nose/cockpit makes this bird awkward looking.


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ugly factor reduced with more conventional rectangular shaped doors.

BTW, I felt the ovoid Ford Taurus was a puker with all those ovoid themes.
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:24 pm

A380 great plane

But

Uglier than a mud fence
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:40 am

From the ones still in active service:
DC-9 and MD80/MD90/B717 - series

Is the ugliest
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:31 am

Topping my list is the Aviation Traders ATL-98. It does look like a deformed 747.

No. 2 on my list is the Tu-134. The cockpit alone makes me wretch!

No. 3 belongs to the Dornier 228. Could they make the nose any longer? Someone hit this aircraft with a monster-sized ugly stick!

No. 4, hands down, the Airbus A-300 Super Transporter. Now I know why they nicknamed this aircraft the "Beluga". It looks likes a Beluga whale with wings.

Rounding out my "bottom five" is the Antonov 124-Ruslan. There is nothing about this aircraft that is remotely attractive.

To those who nominated the Shorts SC-7 and 360, shame on you! The Skyvan, while quite boxy looking, is so homely it's attractive. The 360 is a cool looking aircraft. I rather like its "Hunchback" appearance.

BTW, my honorable mention list includes: Airbus A380 (another whale with wings); Vickers VC-10; Vickers Viscount; the Convair CV-990; and the BAe Avro RJ.
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:39 am

747SP hands down

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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:07 am

I am sure that given time, the A380 will grow on many of us. Remember when the 737 and the 747 were ugly?
 
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:29 am

While I agree with the comment about no plane being truly ugly, the B777 certainly tops my list of "planes that are not eye-pleasing"... closely followed by the A310 and B737.
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:35 am

3 aircraft come to mind:

1. The deformed B 747 SP. (747s just shouldn't be that short)  Smile

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2. The too fat A310 with a weird looking tail:

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3. And finally, the one I have hated since the first time I saw it, the worlds ugliest helicopter, the westland Wessex:

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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:07 pm

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/polls/index.main?id=14

look at this poll in the poll section. there are plenty of other examples...
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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:49 am

Pretty much any airbus, besides the A340 series aircraft...The 747SP is up there too...

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RE: The Ugliest A/C- What's Your Thoughts?

Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:35 am

I am going to get burned to ashes for saying this, but IN MY OPINION, The 727.... I am going to go and hide now
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