So because it was built to different design criteria its not a classic? I'm sure an intelligent argument could be made either way, but to say it is not fast enough to be a classic? That makes no sense.
|Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
I my opinoe the 737 is not realy a classic jet. Yes the 100 and 200 was built in the 60's but they was flying junk.
A lot of pilots and operators would argue with you there. Many are still in service, and if it weren't for the fuel consumption and noise of the thirsty old engines, more would probably be around.
Were the orriginal 737s perfect? No. But they and their follow-ons represent some of the most important aircraft ever built. Even the LCC model that now dominates many markets owes its start to some first-generation 737s (and a very colorful lawyer). I'd say that makes it a classic.
And DocJones, welcome to A.net!
[Edited 2006-05-30 00:26:18]