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What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:20 am

Here comes another ugly aircraft thread.
It was a while we didn't have one.So I'd like to see you personal ideas for what aircraft out there is Ugly Mc- Fugly disregarding the livery or the manufacturer.




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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:23 am

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
So I'd like to see you personal ideas for what aircraft out there is Ugly Mc- Fugly disregarding the livery or the manufacturer.


The A380
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:23 pm

Hehe, nice stuff Braulio. Of all the above my vote would go to the Shorts 360. It's not a modified version or something else, and it's not even that rare. But it sure is ugly (funny looking). It is a joy to fly though, with 1-2 seating.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:21 pm


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:48 pm

No doubt, Braulio: the skyvan. It really looks like an old bad van with wings.

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:35 am

Hola Braulio,

dificil eleccion.

Before your post, I don't know the Myasischev or the PZL-Mielec Belphegor aircrafts but I must to say that the ugliest aircraft I ever seen is the Antonov 30.

If you think convenient, add to your list.

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:21 am

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 5):

Regards,

Gerard

Hi gerard,

hope you're doing fine and that your next trip to the other end the world will be nice!

Quoting Turbulence (Reply 4):
No doubt, Braulio: the skyvan. It really looks like an old bad van with wings.
Saludos

Enjoy turbulence!!!

Hola como estas?
True, the skyvan is really ugly too.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:37 am

My choice would be the A-380 and the Short 360


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:31 am

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):

Yep, all those look like garbage trucks with wings on them.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:55 pm

I'm not lovin' it:


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:58 am

Quoting DALelite (Reply 7):
Short 360

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Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:10 pm

this is a sure winner:


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:03 pm

The Whalejet would have to be the best winner for the newest 21st century jets. The new Russian plane that China has just ordered 500 off
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:54 am

This one is really really ugly




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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:40 pm

Beech 1900 Family. King air and Queen air. The shorts 360 is an ugly thing as well IMO. And who can forget the tri-lander
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:18 pm

What?!?!?!?!? How can anyone say the shorts 360 is fugly?!?!?! I think it looks great, but I would say that as it came from my home city. I miss seeing it flying over my house! The square fuselage produced a good percentage of the lift of the aircraft. And as for the a380, you have to see her in real life to appreciate the beauty Big grin

I would have to say my list includes...

The skyvan... its just too small,
Bristol Freighter,
New Boeing Freighter, but it is growing on me,
And most things Russian from the war time.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:46 am

Quoting NZblue (Reply 11):
this is a sure winner:

It looks like a pig in a blanket. For those that don't know what that is; it is a pork breakfast sausage wrapped in a small pancake.

I think an Argosy is the ugliest. I have never flown on one, but I have been up close and on one and it is ugly.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:20 am

Shorts 360, the box the Skyvan came in.......
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:18 pm

Quoting LY777 (Reply 13):
This one is really really ugly

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:33 am

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 14):
The shorts 360 is an ugly thing

Not near as ugly as its brother the 330 with twin tails...
That one is a freak in looks but works nicely for a small cargo plane.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:02 am

imho -


the Airbus A380
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:50 am

Not so much ugly but I do the that the 777 is quite possibly the most dull looking plain out there. It looks like the aircraft equivalent of a Toyota Camry
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:33 am


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Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:29 am


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:43 am

My favourite http://www.airserbia.com/slike/galerija/cenej/images/Transavia_PL-12_Airtruck_YU-BMH.jpg
The Transavia PL-12 Airtruck

Not too sure about this one either

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:07 pm

I have flown the Shorts 360 and it is the ugliest thing I've ever seen. The Skyvan also looks like it fell from the ugly tree, hitting every branch on the way down.. but I haven't seen it in real life. I would remember such a sight.

The B744 special freighter is also fantastically ugly. However, such planes can be excused as they are custom made.

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:14 pm

I'm not sure, but somehow, Howard Hughes's infamous "Spruce Goose" should be a candidate for being this oversized monster that barely flew.

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At least the Whalejet has some aesthetics and it flies regularly. Even the C-5 Galaxy, which looks somewhat similar to the Spruce Goose looks much better.  Wink

Another candidate, which I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned yet is this modified A300:

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:20 pm

The Lun Ekranoplan. While technically a ground effect craft, have a look at this thing for fugly:

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:52 pm

How about the Carvair or the AN-2?
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:07 am

I better put my flame suit on but here is my least favorite.

The Boeing 777
Especially in these hideous liveries.  vomit 


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:49 pm

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 1):
The A380

Agreed...

The A380... there it nothing uglier out there...

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:19 pm

IMO for airliners it is the A380 and just about any Russian jet. I'll add the 732 as well but to a lessor extent.
There's nothing quite like a trijet.
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:15 am

People who think the A380 is uglier than this should really consider getting out of the A vs. B trenches.
 
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:37 am

A military contender:

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:08 am

I've to agree with you Roots, this one is ugly as hell !


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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:25 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 29):
The Boeing 777Especially in these hideous liveries.

Wow.. Your opinion is one in itself. There are not many like you(maybe none)..

CO's livery is the best in the world, and the 777 is the best airliner in the world.

The livery is my opinion, the 777 comment is pure fact.  Wink
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:42 am

Quoting COIAH756CA (Reply 35):
Wow.. Your opinion is one in itself. There are not many like you(maybe none)..

CO's livery is the best in the world, and the 777 is the best airliner in the world.

The livery is my opinion, the 777 comment is pure fact.

LOL!  Silly

I know my opinion is unpopular around here. I don't like giant twins ...... on aircraft that is.  Wink

I like four engine aircraft.
I can't stand white fuselage and painted tail schemes. I like sheetlines and/or bare polished metal.

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:54 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 36):
I like four engine aircraft.
I can't stand white fuselage and painted tail schemes. I like sheetlines and/or bare polished metal.

Haha. I understand. I also really like the polished metal liveries. I'm also a fan of artsy ones.
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:59 am

You can say my taste is a bit older generation.
I don't like the theme designs because it takes away from the beauty of the aircraft. The worst has to be the Wunala puking..errr. .. Dreaming 747-300.

Others love it but I hate it!
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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:12 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 26):
Another candidate, which I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned yet is this modified A300:

Correct richie. At first I thought the Beluga was ugly as hell but when you compare it to its predecessor, its actually pretty nice

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:02 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 29):

What????

The BA livery is amazing on the 777, i cant wait to get on one

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RE: What's The Ugliest Aircraft There Is?

Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:40 am

Quoting Trekster (Reply 40):
FLAMING COMING

No I am the one that should be wearing the flame suit. Big grin
Everyone loves the 777. It's OK and I've flown a few already. In the large longhaul catagory I prefer 4 engine aicraft. Double-deck even better.
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