747400sp
Topic Author
Posts: 3900
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 7:27 pm

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?
 
Clydenairways
Posts: 1146
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:27 am

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.
A pic of the three-eleven is about halfway down this page

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...05/12/20/203709/clipped-wings.html
 
PapaChuck
Posts: 111
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:51 pm

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

Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:45 pm

Take a look for yourself:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Fabrice Sanchez - Brussels Aviation Photography


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Rafael Cordero - AeroImagenes de Mexico



PC
In-trail spacing is a team effort.
 
User avatar
Jetlagged
Posts: 2564
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:00 pm

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.
The glass isn't half empty, or half full, it's twice as big as it needs to be.
 
doug_or
Posts: 3184
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2000 9:55 am

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.
When in doubt, one B pump off

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos