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Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:23 am

I know it's trivia but I am curious. I vote for the 707 as I have a personal connection with it.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:29 am

Easy, the 707. As far as I'm concerned, there's just no contest between the two when you're talking about which is better looking.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:37 am

I think I vote for the DC8. Though I don't like the - very distinctive fat Douglas nose - I think it looks just sleeker and better shaped. The 707 has some strange designs and - in my opinion - the wings are too large. I like the power of the 707 though.

Is it fair to compare the 707 vs. the DC8 as Mercedes vs a Rolls Royce?
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:58 am

707. One of the most beautiful airliners ever and the second most attractive Jet Boeing has built, after the 747. One of the most balanced airplane designs I know off. Its in all details nicer than the DC-8, which wasnt bad either though.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:08 am

The 707 definately....i love the lighting rod on the tail.Makes it look so sleek
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:21 pm

Quoting SingaporeBoy (Reply 4):
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The 707 definately....i love the lighting rod on the tail.Makes it look so sleek

That is the HF Antenna, I agree with you though.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:26 pm

Oh, the DC-8-63 without a doubt! I think it's the most beautiful commercial aircraft ever built.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:22 pm

For me the DC8. I like the way the cockpit windows look and the two "scoops" it has under the nose.

Quoting daviation (Reply 6):
Oh, the DC-8-63 without a doubt!

I agree 100%

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Another reason I chose the DC8 is because it has enjoyed a longer life span than the 707. Yes there are still a couple of 707's flying but the DC8 has proven to be more adaptable to modern technology. Which is why a lot of them are still flying and are even used as snazzy looking bizjets.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:49 pm

I was always in love with the TWA 707-131 or 331 in twin globes paint. Maybe its the paint scheme that sways the vote......
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:01 pm

I have flown on the 720, 707-100, 707-200, 707-300, DC-8-51, DC-8-61, DC-8-62, and DC-8-63 aircraft. My favorite has to be the 707-320 in PanAm colors.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:41 pm

thats a no brainer!!!....707 of course!
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:00 pm

I like both of these aircrafts (although i haven't flown on any of them), but for me it's without a doubt DC8.

Quoting bj87 (Reply 7):
I like the way the cockpit windows look and the two "scoops" it has under the nose.

Yeah, the cockpit windows are great looking!

Quoting SASMD82 (Reply 2):
Though I don't like the - very distinctive fat Douglas nose

I love that nose! I guess everyone has different preferences.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:14 pm

Quoting daviation (Reply 6):
Oh, the DC-8-63 without a doubt!

I agree, it always looked so long, lean and powerful.

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I always thought the B707 to be too "bulky" in the forward fuselage, as it became very deep very fast. Not like the B727 which has a much sleeker forward fuselage.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:41 am

Quoting longhauler (Reply 12):
I always thought the B707 to be too "bulky" in the forward fuselage, as it became very deep very fast. Not like the B727 which has a much sleeker forward fuselage.

Agree. While the 707 is fairly attractive when airborne, I have always considered the DC-8 more stylish when on the ground. I think it's because the DC-8 sits with a slight nose-down angle while the opposite seems to apply for the 707. That seems to give the DC-8 a "sportier" appearance on the ground. For the same reason, the Embraer 190 reminds me of a 2-engine DC-8.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:57 am

That's an easy one :

The B707 of course !!!

 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:32 pm

I think the 707 looks better. It would have been real cool if they could've put newer engines on the 707 like they did with the DC8-71.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:17 pm

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 15):
I think the 707 looks better. It would have been real cool if they could've put newer engines on the 707 like they did with the DC8-71.

They did !

The B707 was used for testing the CFM-56 engines, back in the early 80s

 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:08 pm

[quote=FlySSC,reply=16]They did !

The B707 was used for testing the CFM-56 engines, back in the early 80s [/quot]


Yes, it was called a 707 700, but due to fact that the 707 was not that much larger than a 727 200, and the they thought a 707 700 could hurt the 767 program, Boeing decided not to help the 707 700 program. It is too bad, a 707 700 would have been great for a charter airline back in the 80's.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft B707 Or Dc8?

Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:01 pm

In the early 80's Boeing starting putting CFM56's on the KC-135s to make the KC-135R.
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