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What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:54 am

This is in response to the Best looking Airbus Thread.

Boeing should have one too.

I say the 747-400F.

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Love the look of the winglets with the shorter deck. Gives a classic design a modern twist.

Coming in at a close second is the 787-8.

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:08 am

hey there,

although its not a REAL Boeing I like Mrs Douglas a lot :

MD11

And of course:

B747-400

And of course not to forget:

B777-200LR

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:09 am

747-400 for me, stands out the most and looks the best
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:46 am

No doubt it's the 747. But it is immediately followed by the 777, expecially the -300 series.

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:55 am

Great looking aircraft the Boeing 777-200LR! Close behind would be the 747.

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:22 am

There's pretty much just a single Boeing that's mentionable - and that's the B747-400.
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:32 pm

The best looking Boeing ? How dare you ask !



Then comes the B727 and B742
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:36 pm

Hard to make a decision on this question. I loved the 707 and the 727. Today I'll choose the 777.
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:46 pm

For me it's the:

777-300

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:21 pm

For me it's the Boeing 767-200 in SA colors. Theres something about the stubby body that makes it look so cool.




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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:38 pm

My fav looking Boeing would have to be the 747
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:16 pm

707.

But the most proportional and elegant plane must be the 767, but it also looks abit boring.

All Boeing's planes are really beautiful, except for the 777, the 777 tail is...urgh...
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:34 pm

With out a doubt for me, the 777-300ER, not the standard 777-300 as the engines are too small. I love the powerful look about it with the large engines, raked wingtips, the wedge tail cone and the triple bogey undercarriage. Just perfection!

For some reason, I dislike the 747. I guess the large hump is not for me. The freight 747's look slightly better.  duck 


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Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:26 pm


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Singapore Airlines' Boeing 747-412 are simply stunning. The new font setting makes this beauty look even more gorgeous!

I've been on that very baby like 10+ times and it's always like back in the old days when I was a child and I had my first flight on SIA's 747-412. Simply amazing aircraft!
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Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:56 pm

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:08 pm

1. No matter how much you want it to be, Douglas's aren't Boeings....otherwise I would be throwing a photo of a DC-3 up here.

2. The best looking Boeing wasn't a transport airplane. It was the last fighter they built


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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:07 am

I have a tie here -- 4 ways
747 (200 then 400)
727
777-200
732
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:56 am

I like the 747 and 777.

The 767 just looks a bit boring sometimes...
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:20 am

Classic, the Stratocruiser - a streamlined design that today looks awkward but was fairly well balanced for its time.

Today my favorite has to be the 757-200. The nose gives it a regal "eagle" look, and its wingspan seems well proportioned to the slim fuselage. Watching it climb out of CLE is always spectacular.
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:26 am

I'll say the 747-8 Intercontinental.  Smile

Out of the ones not built, the swing-wing supersonic airliner, it was elegant, as were all supersonic airliners.
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:17 pm

747-400 first, 777-300 second
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:40 pm

For me it has to be either the 707 or the 747. They are both such classics and such icons in aviation. The modern 773 is a lovely bird too however
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:43 pm

wow no one likes the 757? that would be my vote for best looking, especially the -300
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:59 pm



Quoting Freezer41 (Reply 22):
wow no one likes the 757? that would be my vote for best looking, especially the -300

For my taste, the 757s look disproportionately long and the tall landing gear make them look like a 737 that saw a mouse.

707 is the best-looking Boeing to me.
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:34 pm

Best looking Boeing would be a tie between the 707 and 727 !! As they are also the best looking jet airliner ever made !!
Closely followed by the 747 (from 100/-8 maybe with the exception of the SP).
The best looking Boeing still in production would be the 777-300ER followed by the 737-900ER  Smile
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:58 pm

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:59 pm



Quoting L-188 (Reply 15):
1. No matter how much you want it to be, Douglas's aren't Boeings....otherwise I would be throwing a photo of a DC-3 up here.

So I can't vote for the 717 then?  duck 

Mine is definitely the 767-400ER, with the 747SP running second.
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:08 pm

747-400 followed by 767-300ER/400ER
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:35 pm

I'd say any 777, but they just can't compare to the beauty that is the A346  duck 



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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:44 pm

Always has been, always will be my favorite.


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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:28 am

the new 747-800 with the blended winglets will probably make it the most beautiful boeing in the modern times but I think that so far, nothing has beaten the 707 in terms of style. The small engines look proportional to the aircraft and unlike with the 787, Boeing did a fantastic job with the nose.
the 777/747 have presence but are chunky.
the 787 has nice wings and imposing engines but the nose takes away from the package.
The 737 looks too plain, the average boeing
The 727 was nice, similar to the 707 but not quite as nice.

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Contender: 747-800
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:52 am

I have to go with the 707.
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:00 am

I guess I like 'em a little smaller as I think the 737-700 with winglets is the best looking Boeing and a close second would be the Super Hornet
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:02 am

I would say 757-300!! Thats a beauty!!  Silly
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Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:08 am

This?.....

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:38 am

For me it have to be the 744!!!
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:25 am

From those still around I´d say the B777-200 otherwise it is the B707.  Smile
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:01 am

The 747 is gorgeous, no question about that. But for me, I just like the 767 the most and the 757 a close second.
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:50 pm

777-300ER with the swept back wingtips.
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:15 pm

744 for me...and then a 743, 742 and you guessed it...741
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:29 am

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:39 am

I would have to say 777-300
its so long and looks skinny
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:57 am

By far the 757. A beautiful Silver Bullet of a plane standing on its own merits. Over engineered, over powered, not to mention the funky one-of nose treatment.
 
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:32 am

Does this count?

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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:29 am

For me, it is the '57 in UA colours. It would be better w/ the RB's hanging below the wings.


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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:13 pm

747-8I then 777-300ER and 767-400ER
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:34 am

I'm definitely gonna go with the B757-300. Beautiful plane.

Close second would be the B717-200.
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RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:37 pm

For me it will always be the 747. Any model except the SP or the "Dreamlifter". For me it goes beyond most beautiful Boeing. The 747 is the most beautiful machine ever created by Man. And she can make any paint job look good


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Close second for me would be the 727. Always did like the design and I also love how they look when taking off


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I also must give an honorable mention to the 737, specifically in Southwest "Canyon Blue" livery. The 737 and this paint job go hand in hand and look absolutely stunning together.


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