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Was The A300 Nose Design Based On The 1-11 Nose?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:10 pm

I was looking at the A300 nose, when I was read about a recent A300 600 accident, and to me the nose and cockpit design look like a larger version of a BAC 1-11 nose and cockpit design. So here is my question, is the A300 nose and cockpit, base on the BAC 1-11 nose and cockpit design?
 
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RE: Was The A300 Nose Design Based On The 1-11 Nose?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:14 pm

I don't think it was, the Brits did the wings and the French did the fuse.

Having said that, it does look very similar (front fuselage) to the proposed BAC 3-11 40 years ago. So maybe they influenced the design.
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RE: Was The A300 Nose Design Based On The 1-11 Nose?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:45 pm

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RE: Was The A300 Nose Design Based On The 1-11 Nose?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:17 pm

If shapes are similar it doesn't mean that the design is the same. Apart from anything else there's a significant difference in scale between the BAC 111 and the A300B4. There's a superficial similarity in the shape of the third window, but the front window shape is totally different.

The two designs are very different.
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RE: Was The A300 Nose Design Based On The 1-11 Nose?

Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:11 am

I haven't got my book with me, but before BAe got onboard with Airbus I do believe they had done studies on a BAC 2-11 or 3-11 or some such thing which was a widebody roughly similar in scale and mission to the A300.
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