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What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:37 pm

Hi Guys,

wondering what you believe is/was the ugliest aircraft ever built. Disregard the livery, just focus on the shape of the aircraft.

Looking forward to your comments... airplane   vomit 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:42 pm

For aviation enthusiasts - there is no such a thing as ugly aircraft  biting 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:49 pm

Quoting SU (Reply 2):
For aviation enthusiasts - there is no such a thing as ugly aircraft

OK, but you surely like certain aircraft more than others consequently you will have one that you like the least.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:51 pm

Concorde isn't it ?! Wink
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:55 am

A380 is the winner hands down!!!

Although I greatly appreciate the technical achievements and performance of the A380, it has absolutely no aesthetical appeal to me.

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:24 am

Yet to see an Aircraft thats Ugly  Smile
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:44 pm

Quoting KrisYYZ:
A380 is the winner hands down!!!

I second that! Looks like a giant fat tube ready to fall off the sky!
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:39 pm

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:12 am

The most obvious (the A380 and anything Shorts) have already been mentioned ... but here are a few of my votes for the most ugly planes built, in no particular order:


A. Anything - i mean ANYTHING- built in Russia

B. Beech 1900D
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C. Dash 8-400
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D. BAE146 - especiall the -100 (or RJ70 or whatever they tried changing it to)

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E. Bae ATP - god what a lumpy overgrown looking mess that was

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F. HP Herald (lumpy, clumsy looking and a rip off of the handsome F27)

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G. HP Trident
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H. Boeing 777-300

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:37 am

Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 9):

Wow! I basically disagree with all your choices! I especially love the Beech 1900D!

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:42 am

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 10):
Wow! I basically disagree with all your choices!

No problem to disagree, man - - thats what makes this kinda place fun!
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:06 am

Quoting Gearup380 (Thread starter):
What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Boeing 767
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:21 am



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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:28 am

Well, I don´t like B-52.

And then one flying thing, which looks like some monster in Jules Verne style and I can´t find any photo of it now  Sad
But you probably know that photo I have in mind: it´s dark, boxy plane staying in the dusk, looks like being only black and white.
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Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:21 am

ARJ 85. Especially painted in that ugly NW livery.


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:17 pm

Quoting SU (Reply 1):
For aviation enthusiasts - there is no such a thing as ugly aircraft

i disagree!! check out reply 13 by 2H4

Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 9):
Boeing 777-300

can i ask why ??
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:05 pm

the Victor.Ewwwww!!!


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:14 pm

Airbus 300B4-600ST (Super Transporter) Beluga
Caravelle
Embraer 110P
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:39 pm

Boeing 737.


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:45 pm

you just gotta be kidding....


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:40 pm

Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 9):
BAE146



Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 9):
Bae ATP



Quoting JetBlueAUS (Reply 19):
Airbus 300B4-600ST

A380

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:35 am

Boeing X32 JSF
What a crap of ugly plane!

http://www.zap16.com/mil%20fact/boeing%20x-32.htm

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:47 am

Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 11):
No problem to disagree, man - - thats what makes this kinda place fun!

Now that, I can agree on!

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 12):
Boeing 767

Let me pretend you did not say that.

Quoting MX757 (Reply 20):
Boeing 737.

Same goes for you.

Quoting Ar1300 (Reply 21):
you just gotta be kidding....

Great minds think alike!!!

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:41 am

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 17):
Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 9):
Boeing 777-300

can i ask why ??

Actually, I shouldnt have singled out the -300 ... i really think all 777s are ugly. They look like someone stuck an air hose up a 767's azz and just blew it up. The tail just looks too small to me, and too far forward (too much tailcone behind it) .. the windows look too low, the engines look way too big. Its just a big ungainly unstreamlined looking plane. Bleccccch. And the 787 - dont even get me started!
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:24 am

BUT ! This one's gotta take the cake !


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:10 pm

I don't think any aircraft are ugly: I like a plane that looks interesting so any quirky looking plane is fine by me.

Some planes are totally bland, and one in particular comes to mind:


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:21 pm

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 10):
Wow! I basically disagree with all your choices!

Same, especially about the Russians  cry   irked 

Quoting MX757 (Reply 20):
Boeing 737.

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:45 am

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 13):
How can there be any doubt?

I humbly offer the transavia PL-12 as a candidate.


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:10 am




Quoting KL671 (Reply 29):

Oooo. Good call. I forgot about that one.

What I wouldn't give to see a PL-12 and M-15 flying in formation....




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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:28 pm

Of the major commercial types in service, I have to say that I never get excited when I see a 737-300/400/500.

I also think that the A340-600 and 777-300ER are just too damn long! Though both look good from some angles.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:49 pm

A318's/A321's are hard on the eyes, and the A380 looks like a beached whale.
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:26 pm

Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 25):
The tail just looks too small to me, and too far forward (too much tailcone behind it)

Well it's graceful compared to the A32x's ugly rear end.

Quoting Dc863 (Reply 32):
A318's/A321's are hard on the eyes

Esp. that tailcone which looks like the P-3 Neptune's MAD- sensor.
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:21 am

Everything that starts with B and 7....

You asked for it

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:51 am

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 4):
A380 is the winner hands down!!!

It may just be the ugliest thing ever.

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 34):
Everything that starts with B and 7....

Ohh c'mon. I'm pretty sure everything starting with B and 7 is prettier than Saab 340.....
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:27 pm

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 3):
Concorde isn't it ?!

Just let me find my gun....................!

Jus kidding.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:02 pm

I'm of the school of thought that anything which flies is beautiful, but.. when I thought long and hard, these came to mind.

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:19 pm

Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 26):
BUT ! This one's gotta take the cake !

You're right, it does take the cake, but here's a close runner up.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:10 pm

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 13):

Holy mother Jemima thats ugly!!!
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:09 pm

Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 26):
BUT ! This one's gotta take the cake !

I couldn't agree more!!! The Shorts Skyvan wins the ugly award from me without a doubt! They don't call it the flying box for no reason!
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:16 pm

haha, you guys have got some good ones in there, I was thinking the A300-600 super transporter but the above certainly do take the cake.

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:31 pm

Next flight: hopefully soon...
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:50 am

DC-10, always looked like the 3rd engine would rip right off, unlike with the L-1011.
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:10 am

the Short 330 is really ugly !!!!!!
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:28 am

I really don't find any aircraft ugly, but the Airbus A380 and Transavia PL-12 are just ugly:


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:34 am

That little prop which is like a small 747 looks the ugliest to me. I can't find any picture of it now.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:09 am

Quoting BCNGRO (Reply 46):
That little prop which is like a small 747

The Carvair!


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:16 am

It would have to be A380.

Quoting MX757 (Reply 20):
Boeing 737.



Quoting Solnabo (Reply 34):
Everything that starts with B and 7....

Both nuts.

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