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Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:17 am

Hi

Just wanted to ask you if you thought that the Shorts 360 is the ugliest aircraft ever made?

Tell Me What You Think!


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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:33 am

Look at the Shorts 330. It's the 360's ugly little brother. And of course the Skyvan is a great example of a mechanical bumblebee.

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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:00 am

Nah, just look at any Russian Aircraft ever made, civil or military.

Talk about ugly!
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:02 am

I think this one is worse:


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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:58 am

Anything looks good with a Speedmarque on it!


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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:15 am

Sorry, I know these images are restricted to the NonAv forum... but I think this one is ok here  Smile

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Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:31 am


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Shorts Aircraft are MUCH better looking than this ugly mutt.
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:17 pm

I feel sorry for the pilots that have to fly them.
 
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:00 pm

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 7):
I feel sorry for the pilots that have to fly them.

Not really - I think that most of them will probably care more about being able to fly than necessarily doing so in a plane that looks good (by who's standards).

Gotta admit, though, the planes displayed here really are ugly... Big grin

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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:56 pm

The Shorts 360 does look good in BA livery but still look's ugly.

So can we determine that the Shorts 360 is not the ugliest aircarft ever made but is close to receiving the prize!?

Tell me what you think?

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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:59 pm

I loved the Shots 360. When BA used to operate them into EDI in the Landor livery, i always used to wait until I saw one.

BA shortly phased the Shots 360 out after one of them Crashed into the Firth after take-off from EDI.

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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:02 pm

Quoting Doona (Reply 1):
Look at the Shorts 330. It's the 360's ugly little brother.

Ive really got to agree with that one...The Double Tail really states "Ugly"...
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:29 am

The Shorts Skyvan is uglier than the 360. Although, the 360 might come in second! The disturbing thing is...airlines bought the 360's! What were they thinking? I was walking past a 360 on the tarmac in Le Ceiba, Honduras, talking to my brother about how we didn't want to get on one. There was a mechanic inside the plane working, then, as we were looking at it, a large metal part fell off the bottom of it! Luckily, we got an LET-410 for our next flight instead of that thing!

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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:31 am

The Shorts 360 is not bad at all compared to this one:


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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:23 am

Quoting MH017 (Reply 13):
The Shorts 360 is not bad at all compared to this one:

 Wow!

That aircraft is nice...I like the way it looks... Smile lol, Airbus made a good job with it.
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:56 am

Quoting MH017 (Reply 13):
The Shorts 360 is not bad at all compared to this one:

How in the hell can they get a plane aloft that huge? What a horrific but magnificent plane.
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:25 am

Quoting MH017 (Reply 13):
The Shorts 360 is not bad at all compared to this one:


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agreed  Smile
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:31 am

Quoting GARPD (Reply 2):
Nah, just look at any Russian Aircraft ever made, civil or military

So a stupid post. Do you know anything about Russian aircrafts? There are so many different which look as different as western aircrafts do. Many of them look very good.
 
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:38 am

Quoting ZRH (Reply 17):
Many of them look very good.

I agree. Many of them look utterly amazing! Some are gorgeous, some weird, some like a concorde but actually a bomber... Russian Aircarft certainly don't look like American or European aircraft but they aren't ugly.

Back on topic, the Aviation Traders Carvair isn't such a looker, nor is the A380 IMO although it's not the ugliest ever. I don't particularly like the look of the ERJ140/145 or C-17...

but strangely enough I do rather like the shorts 360  Smile
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:19 am

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 6):

Shorts Aircraft are MUCH better looking than this ugly mutt.

I like it!!

I think that most Russian aircrafts are really beautiful.... Tu-154, An-124, An-225,il-62, il-96 are surely part of my favorite planes.
 
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:23 am

I don't think they are ugly. They're just "unique".  Smile

Quoting GARPD (Reply 2):
Nah, just look at any Russian Aircraft ever made, civil or military.

Talk about ugly!

Soviet aircrafts are "muscular" while the western ones are sleeker (like comparing a Dodge Viper with a Lamborghini Murcielago).

As an aviation enthusiast, I love to see them all! Big grin
 
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Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:09 pm


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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:30 pm

The SH6 is a beautiful machine.
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:22 am

Quoting JoeCattoli (Reply 21):
If this I not the strangest and ugliest aircraft. It is already a miracle if it flies... But it does...

That is one strange aircraft...ive never seen it before.

Is the nose used for communication/navigation insturments?

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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:42 am

I actually admire the Shorts 330/360. I always wanted to fly on one of them ever since I was little and saw them in the BEX colours at BOS.
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:19 am

Quoting ZRH (Reply 17):
So a stupid post. Do you know anything about Russian aircrafts? There are so many different which look as different as western aircrafts do. Many of them look very good.

Thats YOUR opinion. I stated mine.
How arrogant of you to question me for simply voicing an opinion and calling my post stupid.

You sir are out of order.
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:46 am

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 3):
think this one is worse:



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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:55 am

Quoting GARPD (Reply 25):
Thats YOUR opinion. I stated mine.
How arrogant of you to question me for simply voicing an opinion and calling my post stupid.

You sir are out of order

Well said.

ZRH, just because you don't agree with an opinion does not make it stupid.
 
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:24 am

There was lot of speculation that the Shorts Skyvan was actually the crate in which the DeHavilland Twin Otter was shipped in. Someone got the crate mixed up with the airplane!!  Silly
 
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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:19 am

Quoting Aerlingus330 (Reply 23):
That is one strange aircraft...ive never seen it before.

Is the nose used for communication/navigation instruments?

I don't know but it's likely.
I find that surely it's the strangest airplane, perhaps not the ugliest because it's quite funny... surely the thing that flies most far from a conventional airplane...

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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:36 pm

You're right I can't compete with my Chile aircraft... LOL

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RE: Shorts 360: The Ugliest Aircraft Ever Made?

Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:37 am

Oh, come on all!!!

There are no ugly aircrafts! It is like it is with women... Some only have a little bit more CHARACTER than others  Wink  Wink  Wink

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