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What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:57 am

The topic say's it all!


For me, the new EPIC LT is the best looking aircraft I ever saw, period.

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Door5Right
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:34 am

CONCORDE of course.

No other airliner comes even close!
My soul is in the sky...
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:49 am

In the airliner section it's the A330 without a doubt. Other than that i just LOVE the F/A-18.
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:19 am

For me it would be....

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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:11 am

Convair Coronado-990 hands down

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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:13 am

B727 sitting on the ramp, taxiing, landing or taking off, in flight, just about anywhere but love the look of the single LED that is deployed with the first notch of flaps while on approach.
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:18 am



My vote....the Hughes H-1:





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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:26 am

The VC10, looks stunning especially in classic BOAC colours
 
vc10
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:14 am

well here is my list

The Comet 4C
The Super VC-10
The Lockheed Constellation 1649
The Airspeed Elizabethen
oh and nearly forgot Concorde

This list is not in any order just aircraft I like

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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:25 am

Don't forget the Caravelle, that was a beauty, and if I remember correctly the first jet in SAS colours
 
Garri767
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):

I agree with EVERY single thing you listed, even the close seconds. Great choices!




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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:33 am

I would vote for either the MD-11 or 727, I know surprise, surprise  Smile
There's nothing quite like a trijet.
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:58 am

Airbus 340-600

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Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:29 am


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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:42 am

I'm with the Cheesehead , , The Blackbird by far !!! SR-71, ride the rocket
Airliner,,, I vote the 757-200, the-300 is too long
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:49 am

Connie, Concorde and the Jumbo Jet
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:58 am

My votes goes for the B-777 and A-340 all series(both)

have a good one: DALelite
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Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:38 am

Gulfstream


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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:43 am

Boeing 747-400. Hands Down.
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:14 pm

Check this site  Smile

http://www.airraft.com/
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:35 pm

Quoting Door5right (Reply 1):
CONCORDE of course. No other airliner comes even close!

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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:54 am

Kelly Johnson the great aircraft designer once said "if it looks good it will fly good". He would be proud that so many Lockheed designs showed up on the list of "most beautiful aircraft".
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:23 am

B777-300ER
Great looking aircraft!
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:45 am

Quoting CrazyHorse (Reply 22):
B777-300ER
Great looking aircraft!

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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:12 am

I like the B777-300ER, and the A330-200. Both are very nice.
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:44 am

For me, hands down, without a doubt the 757-200 and 300 series
Where did everybody go?
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:52 am

Props=Super Constellations.Millitary=SR71 Blackbird's F-14 Tomcat's.B-52 Stratofortress. Commercial jets. 747's,L10-11,MD-11's A340-600,B777's  fluffy 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:58 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 19):
Check this site

http://www.airraft.com/

????????????

My vote goes for the sr-71

Enrique
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:40 am

Quoting Mygind66 (Reply 27):
Quoting Andz (Reply 19):
Check this site

http://www.airraft.com/

????????????

If you look at the title...

Quoting Lockheed (Thread starter):
What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?


And to come back to the point:
all of the A/C stated above.

[Edited 2006-11-25 21:44:44]
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:17 am

The Boeing 747 is by far the most beautiful machine ever built by Man.


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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:25 am

For me its the Boeing 727S and the Lockheed Constellation!!
too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:53 am

The B752, L1011 and A333. I think the A319 is really cute too  Smile

cheers

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exFATboy
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:24 pm

I'd have to say the Constellation (for props) and the Concorde are the most beautiful. TriStar gets the nod for wide-body.

Now if we say "cute" rather than "beautiful", then I'd go with the BAe-146...it just looks like a baby C-141, just needing to graze in the fields for a while.  Silly
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:50 am

The Beech 17 Staggerwing:


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Looks fast even sitting on the tarmac.


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Sleek and sharp.
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:59 am

In the airliners category, this one is hard to beat:



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The A330 comes a close second...


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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:36 pm

Vickers VC10 and Ilyushin IL62 are my favourites; my second choice is the TU114 Rossiya.

As military aircraft, Lockheed SR71 Blackbird and the A10 Thunderbolt are my desired...
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:59 am

The Boeing 757 by far

Ive said this before, it looks crafted rather than built
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:05 am

L1011, MD-11, and Concorde in the Jetliner category.

In the military category, I would have to say the XB-70.
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:58 am

Without a doubt...



MD-80! Such a shame that McDonnell Douglas doesn't exist anymore.  frown 
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:10 pm

CRJ200 and MD11  Smile

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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:21 am

Airliner: Concorde. Easy.

Military: Spitfire. Also easy!
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:57 am

This is a tough one.
Here are my favorites:


747-100
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A340-300
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Ilyushin IL-62
Especially in LOT - Polish Airlines / Polskie Linie Lotnicze livery


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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:16 am

I love the elegance of the TU-154 in the old SU colors.

Simply best looking bird in the sky!


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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:39 pm

The most graceful and beautiful aircraft IMHO are sailplanes, especially vintage classics such as the PWS-101 and Minimoa.

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The current crop of high performance glass-fibre creations such as the Schempp-Hirth Ventus are very nice as well.

http://www.mandhsoaring.com/Images/V2bx_GJ1.JPG
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The beautiful swept forward wings and elongated canopy of the Schempp Hirth Duo Discus is especially beautiful.


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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:30 am

Quoting MDD (Reply 38):
Without a doubt...

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Without a doubt the most beautiful aircraft made to date.  Big grin In my opinion of course.


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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:45 am

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 29):
The Boeing 747 is by far the most beautiful machine ever built by Man.



I agree! Big grin
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:38 pm

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I'm a huge fan of the A-10 and I think it looks great.
Some say it is ugly, but that is usually the last words of any enemy on the other end of that Avenger cannon.
 
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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:48 pm

The Dash 8 has unique "fast and powerful" look about it, if anyone knows
what I am talking about here.
In the AS livery, the 737 looks very elegant and professional.
The 757 looks like it is going at top speed, even when motionless.
I think the MD-80 is one of the most visually striking machines ever built.
Also I am quite fond of the A320.
But above all that, I must say the Concorde will probably never be topped!
The most beautifull thing ever to fly...  weeping 

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Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:46 pm


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RE: What Is The Most Beautiful Airraft Ever Made?

Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:28 pm

My top 3:

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