CanadianNorth
Topic Author
Posts: 3232
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:41 am

Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 12:38 pm

Hi all

Well this week I seem to have found a mini-hobby - finding, reading about, and looking at photos of some not so well known airliners, ones that I rarely if ever hear about. Many I knew of before, but I stumbled across a couple that were new to my world.

Just a few photos I found a long the way, won't bother posting the names in case anyone wants to guess first. Not all are weird, exciting and different, they are just ones I've heard little if any about; a nice change from the world of CRJs, A320s and 777s.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alex Christie
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Günter Grondstein



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alex Christie
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Torin Wilson



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ray Massey
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © S. M. Reeves



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © T.Laurent
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Steve Williams



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Günter Grondstein
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Steve Williams



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alexander - Chisinau Plane Spotter
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Dmitriy Pichugin - Russian AviaPhoto Team



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alan Ling
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Royal S King



... I could go on all night, but I'm not going to. Add away folks!


CanadianNorth

[Edited 2007-05-16 05:40:47]
HS-748, like a 747 but better!
 
sovietjet
Posts: 2672
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 12:32 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 12:45 pm

How about Tu-124? These were few and far in between outside the USSR, yet hundreds were in service. It's "big brother" Tu-104 took all the fame.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Lars Söderström

 
KELPkid
Posts: 5247
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:33 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 1:10 pm

How about


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Roley Altizer


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bob Garrard



Can you tell who I think owned the best-looking L-188's  Wink

Also, behold the forgotten jetliner:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © John Toomey - Photovation Images


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bob Garrard

Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
 
FlyHoss
Posts: 534
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:20 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 1:19 pm

I'm surprised a user with a username of CanadianNorth didn't mention the Canadair Northstar:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_North_Star
A little bit louder now, a lil bit louder now...
 
KELPkid
Posts: 5247
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:33 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 3:07 pm

Quoting FlyHoss (Reply 3):
I'm surprised a user with a username of CanadianNorth didn't mention the Canadair Northstar:

Or even the Canadair CL-44:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Fergal Goodman

Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
 
User avatar
LTU932
Posts: 13645
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:34 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 3:16 pm

What about this beast, the AN-22 Antei? From what I read, very few of them remain in any civil register (most of those still airworthy fly for the Russian Air Force), and one of these still fly for Antonov on cargo charters.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jeroen Zetz
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Peter de Jong

Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer. - Ferengi Rule of Acquisition 208
 
CV990
Posts: 4224
Joined: Sat May 22, 1999 3:49 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 3:49 pm

Hi!

Very nice topic. I came out with a few more airplanes that deserve to be remembered too...and I could find many more!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Uwe Wilberg
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bob Garrard



The Hurel-Dubois HD-34 ( big wing..like the 777!!! ) and good old Douglas C-133A


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Frank Hudson
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © David Marshall



The Sud-Est 161 Languedoc and the very strange Northrop YC-125A Raider

Regards
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!
 
sovietjet
Posts: 2672
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 12:32 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 3:57 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 5):
What about this beast, the AN-22 Antei? From what I read, very few of them remain in any civil register (most of those still airworthy fly for the Russian Air Force), and one of these still fly for Antonov on cargo charters.

That's the only civil one. There's four more flying for the Russian AF with "civil" registrations. RA-09309, 09328, 09342 and 09344 I believe....
 
ACDC8
Posts: 7809
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:56 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 4:17 pm

One of my favourites ....


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © AirNikon

A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
 
User avatar
TripleDelta
Screener
Posts: 1264
Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:13 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 4:35 pm

One other forgotten bird is definitely the SAAB 90 Scandia, an early-50s twin-engined transport not unlike the DC-3:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Flemming K. Fogh
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Flemming K. Fogh


Its Wikipedia entry mentions only 18 examples sold.

Another one would also be the little-known pax version of the An-12, the Antonov An-10 'Ukraina':

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Peter de Jong



There's also the smaller An-8 to mention:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Guido Potters

Hawkeye: "It doesn't make any sense."
Radar: "Well, none of it makes any sense. You just have to send in the right number of forms." - MASH 4077
 
ACDC8
Posts: 7809
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:56 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 4:45 pm

A real shame that only 1 prototype of this beauty was ever completed ...


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Nicholas Denbow

A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
 
User avatar
autothrust
Posts: 1468
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:54 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 5:12 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 10):
A real shame that only 1 prototype of this beauty was ever completed ...

Indeed, thats really a very good looking plane, and all the other forgotten planes to special my favourite the Convair 990.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Stefan Ehrbar

Flown on: DC-9, MD-80, Fokker 100, Bae 146 Avro, Boeing 737-300, 737-400, 747-200, 747-300,747-400, 787-9, Airbus A310, A319, A320, A321, A330-200,A330-300, A340-313, A380, Bombardier CSeries 100/300, CRJ700ER/CRJ900, Embraer 190.
 
rsg85
Posts: 180
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:30 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 5:38 pm

whats the story behind the bristol 167. amazing looking aircraft
 
User avatar
keesje
Posts: 13479
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2001 2:08 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 5:48 pm

Somebody took a long search for interesting prototypes on a.net.

https://www.airliners.net/search/phot...&album_creator=2H4&disp_order=desc

"Never mistake motion for action." Ernest Hemingway
 
ACDC8
Posts: 7809
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:56 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 5:50 pm

Quoting Rsg85 (Reply 12):
whats the story behind the bristol 167. amazing looking aircraft

http://www.aviationarchive.org.uk/st...pages.php?enum=GE121&pnum=0&maxp=9
Make sure you click on story contents for the full history.
A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
 
WINGS
Posts: 2315
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 1:36 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 5:58 pm

How about the TU-144, the fastest commercial airplane in history. It is continuously being over shadowed by the Concorde.





Regards,
Wings
Aviation Is A Passion.
 
IL76
Posts: 2238
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 5:43 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 6:17 pm

I have yet to see a photo of a DC-5 on A.net. Now that would be rare, as only 5 were built. I doubt that that will ever happen though... Too bad. ( http://www.daveswarbirds.com/usplanes/aircraft/dc-5.htm )
 
Clydenairways
Posts: 1241
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:27 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 7:23 pm

Here's a couple more...


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Frank Hudson



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Günter Grondstein

 
User avatar
Francoflier
Posts: 5002
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 12:27 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 8:20 pm


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Toni Marimon



A320 with jt-8s, anyone?  Wink
I'll do my own airline. With Blackjack. And hookers. In fact, forget the airline.
 
CV990
Posts: 4224
Joined: Sat May 22, 1999 3:49 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 8:25 pm

Hi!

We keep on going with this....excelent!!! Here is another "medley" of unique airplanes..I'm sure that some of you will know them..others? I'm not so sure!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Peter de Jong
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Snorre - VAP



The IL-12, not a very famous soviet airline and the Douglas B-23 Dragon, a nice looking private airplane!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © George Canciani
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © George Canciani



The good old Piaggio PD-808, could have been a nive bizjet, and the "aussie" DHA-3 Drover!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Montague Smith-WorldWide Aviation Photos



I meat the fellow that actually projected and built this amazing and unique airplane!

regards
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!
 
vc10
Posts: 1414
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2001 4:13 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 9:35 pm

What about this big beauty , if you have the time


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV1eUeo27tc


littlevc10
 
CV990
Posts: 4224
Joined: Sat May 22, 1999 3:49 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 10:03 pm

Hi!

From the "italian side" here we have some nice looking 3 engine airplanes.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Varga Zoltan
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © TZ Aviation



The Savoia Marchetti SM-75 from Hungary and a SM82PW Canguro from Italy.
Regards
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!
 
OceansWorld
Posts: 828
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:00 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 10:14 pm

Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 11):
my favourite the Convair 990

It's interesting that you choose a Convair 880 picture to illustrate your reply.

Here's a Coronado.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © George W. Hamlin

 
OceansWorld
Posts: 828
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:00 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 10:24 pm

Another nice bird from the past.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bob Garrard
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jamil Itani

 
Clydenairways
Posts: 1241
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:27 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 10:24 pm

And a few more....




View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Andy Martin - AirTeamImages


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Pierre-Clément Got



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Unmuth-AirTeamImages VAP


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ellis M. Chernoff



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Peter Vercruijsse


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Normando Carvalho Jr.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Tim Rees



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Frank Hudson


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © AlainDurand

 
Dougloid
Posts: 7248
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:44 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 10:37 pm

Big version: Width: 738 Height: 516 File size: 63kb
If you believe in coincidence, you haven't looked close enough-Joe Leaphorn
 
User avatar
N14AZ
Posts: 3982
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:19 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 10:49 pm

There was even a jetliner built in East Germany with the size of a small airbus. Unfortunatelly it crashed when they tried to present it while Chrustchow was there... Forgot the name. And plane spotting was not so common in East Germany in that time of the cold war ... or they forgot to put it in this database ... can somebody help?
 
elcableguy77
Posts: 466
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:25 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 10:55 pm

Quoting Clydenairways (Reply 24):

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Unmuth-AirTeamImages VAP


A shame this bird never went into production, as it's a good money maker for Embraer as the EMB-170.
Former ZW F/A | "Wisconsin 72A, contact departure, see ya."
 
vc10
Posts: 1414
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2001 4:13 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 11:05 pm

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 26):
There was even a jetliner built in East Germany with the size of a small airbus

I do not know if you mean the "BAADE152 ", but if you do the following site has some information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baade_B-152

http://www.eads.net/1024/en/eads/his...ry/airhist/1950_1959/152_1955.html


It looks a bit like a B-47 from some angles

littlevc10
 
YYZYYT
Posts: 1055
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:41 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 11:11 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):
Quoting FlyHoss (Reply 3):
I'm surprised a user with a username of CanadianNorth didn't mention the Canadair Northstar:

Or even the Canadair CL-44:

Or even the Avro C102 Jetliner, which first flew only 13 days behind the Comet...

Lots of info here:

http://www.avroland.ca/al-c102.html

http://www.aviation.technomuses.ca/c...bank/dig_image.cfm?Lang=e&id=34421
 
MidEx216
Posts: 552
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:19 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 11:26 pm

Quoting WINGS (Reply 15):
How about the TU-144, the fastest commercial airplane in history. It is continuously being over shadowed by the Concorde.

I thought the Concordski never actually made it into full production / service? I thought it went through testing, and then only made a few full flights before it's crash set it off. Correct me if I'm wrong?
 
kmh1956
Posts: 2854
Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:08 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 11:36 pm

Quoting WINGS (Reply 15):
TU-144,

While the fuselage is quite lovely, am I the only one who thinks the cockpit area bears a strong resemblance to Jar Jar Binks?
'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
 
tsnamm
Posts: 563
Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 3:28 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 11:40 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 10):
A real shame that only 1 prototype of this beauty was ever completed ...

the mighty Brabazon...great choice!...I also liked this one...the Convair C-99...only 1 built...

https://www.airliners.net/open.file/0746577/M/
 
diesel1
Posts: 1482
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2001 9:11 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 11:58 pm

Here's another....

Freddie Laker's Aviation Traders ATL-90 Accountant

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/VanTilborg/2766L.jpg

More info on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviation_Traders_Accountant
I don't like signatures...
 
User avatar
N14AZ
Posts: 3982
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:19 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2007 11:59 pm

Quoting VC10 (Reply 28):
I do not know if you mean the "BAADE152

aaah, you are right, the Baade B 152. There are not many pictures, here are two additional links:

http://www.interflug.biz/Books/Die_152_page_160.jpg
http://www.skybird-ev.de/152/152.htm

The assembly line looks almost like the one of the 787, doesn't it?
 
KELPkid
Posts: 5247
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:33 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 12:10 am

Suprised no one has mentioned the last civilian hurrah of the Glen Martin half of Lockheed Martin:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © George W. Hamlin

Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
 
KELPkid
Posts: 5247
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:33 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 12:16 am

Also, the Curtiss Commando, which was often overshadowed by the C-47 in World War II, and was particularly important in the IndoChina theatre of operations in WWII:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Michael Baldock



And here she is sitting on the ramp of my former employer  Smile As I understand it, this particular commando was purchased by an air museum in Chino, CA who is now restoring her into full C-46 configuration...
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
 
User avatar
Francoflier
Posts: 5002
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 12:27 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 12:28 am

Incoming.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Aad van der Voet
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Stuart Schofield




View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Andre Wadman
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Piotr Marek (EPGD Spotters)




View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jim Newton
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ilya Morozov - Russian AviaPhoto Team



So where's 2H4 anyway?

He promised us another 'Identify This' thread sometime this summer and he'd better not try to snake his way around it or pull excuses...
We haven't forgotten 2H4, you have no way out of this one, we'll be waiting!  hissyfit 
I'll do my own airline. With Blackjack. And hookers. In fact, forget the airline.
 
KELPkid
Posts: 5247
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:33 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 12:30 am

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 37):
So where's 2H4 anyway?

He promised us another 'Identify This' thread sometime this summer and he'd better not try to snake his way around it or pull excuses...
We haven't forgotten 2H4, you have no way out of this one, we'll be waiting!

I'll bet he's getting lots of ideas from this thread...  Wink
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
 
User avatar
Francoflier
Posts: 5002
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 12:27 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 12:44 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 38):
I'll bet he's getting lots of ideas from this thread...

Nah, it'd be too easy, he'll probably find those oddballs that aren't even in the A.net database, shot from the most awkward angle and cropped to the extent where you can only see a few rivets... He'll want us to loose a few nights sleep, get fired from our jobs and rejected by our families, google the web until we have nightmares that start with 'did you mean meshrafterluftairsky PXW-5429LG-324ER?'...

He's evil I tell you, evil!!
I'll do my own airline. With Blackjack. And hookers. In fact, forget the airline.
 
User avatar
northstardc4m
Posts: 3297
Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2000 11:23 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 12:44 am

Quoting FlyHoss (Reply 3):
I'm surprised a user with a username of CanadianNorth didn't mention the Canadair Northstar:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadai..._Star

Maybe he wanted me to mention it... :-P
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
 
EA772LR
Posts: 1285
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:18 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 12:49 am

"It is continuously being over shadowed by the Concorde."
A beautiful plane. But obviously copied way too much from the Concorde
We often judge others by their actions, but ourselves by our intentions.
 
stirling
Posts: 3897
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:00 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 1:10 am

Quoting MidEx216 (Reply 30):
I thought the Concordski never actually made it into full production / service? I thought it went through testing, and then only made a few full flights before it's crash set it off. Correct me if I'm wrong?

I know it did a few flights to Alma Alty, now Almaty, I don't believe it flew any other revenue route from Moscow.

Quoting VC10 (Reply 28):
It looks a bit like a B-47 from some angles

....with the nose from a B36.
Delete this User
 
1stfl94
Posts: 1082
Joined: Fri May 12, 2006 12:33 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting MidEx216 (Reply 30):
I thought the Concordski never actually made it into full production / service? I thought it went through testing, and then only made a few full flights before it's crash set it off. Correct me if I'm wrong?

The TU-144 did see service briefly with Aeroflot in the late 1970s, I think it used to fly Moscow-Almaty but it didn't last long
 
User avatar
N14AZ
Posts: 3982
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:19 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 1:39 am

and not to forget the Hansajet...


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Eduard Marmet

 
aero145
Posts: 2859
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:59 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 1:51 am


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt





Ahhhh, memories.  Smile I remember when I visited the VulcanAir factory at Napoli, in 2003... this one was being painted white when I saw it; I didn't get permission to photograph it though. Sad

Quoting EA772LR (Reply 41):
But obviously copied way too much from the Concorde

This makes a question: How come the Soviet one came out in 1968 and the Anglo-French in 1969? Did the Soviet steal the papers or something?
 
chris133
Posts: 220
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:41 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 2:04 am

How about this one, I still wish this one was had its problems tweeked and put into service.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gary Chambers

 
WINGS
Posts: 2315
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 1:36 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 2:05 am

Quoting EA772LR (Reply 41):
"It is continuously being over shadowed by the Concorde."
A beautiful plane. But obviously copied way too much from the Concorde

Yeah, but at least it has some nice touches.  Smile

Quoting MidEx216 (Reply 30):

I thought the Concordski never actually made it into full production / service? I thought it went through testing, and then only made a few full flights before it's crash set it off. Correct me if I'm wrong?

My first Tribute Thread was for the Tu-144. Maybe you would like to read through it.  Smile
Tupolev Tu-144 - A Tribute By Wings (by AutoThrust Oct 10 2006 in Civil Aviation)

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 31):
While the fuselage is quite lovely, am I the only one who thinks the cockpit area bears a strong resemblance to Jar Jar Binks?

Sorry about the ignorance, but what is a Jar Jar Binks???

Regards,
Wings
Aviation Is A Passion.
 
User avatar
N14AZ
Posts: 3982
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:19 pm

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 2:12 am

... and, as our asian friends are sleeping right now, I have to do the job for them ...


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Taecoxu



the Shanghai Y 10 (not it is not a B707!)
 
stirling
Posts: 3897
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:00 am

RE: Forgotten Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2007 2:18 am

Now this is what I call a flying boat!!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Wouter Sikkema



And another German delight:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © André Schaefer

Delete this User

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