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CalPilot17
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3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:59 am

1.727
2.p-51
3.sr-71
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CalPilot17
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Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:00 am

1.727-200
2.P-51D
3.SR-71
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:11 am

1. SR-71
2. YF-23
3. restored Delta ship 41 (DC-3)


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Honorable mention
Constellation
757


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757 Most beautiful airliner in the sky!
 
QantasA332
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:17 am

1). A333
2). A332
3). Err...A333...again... Big grin

Simply THE definition of beautiful!!  Big thumbs up

Cheers,
QantasA332
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:50 am

Hmmm..

The MD11 (big surprise there)

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The A340-500 (the BEST proportioned A340 ever)

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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:46 am

My choices are
727
L1011
DC9-30 and 50
DC8
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:26 pm

747-400ER
727-200 Adv
F-14 Tomcat (VF-101 colors)
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:29 pm

727-200
767-400
MD-90

jeremy
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:58 pm

744
A330
757


honorable mention:
DC-3
DC-10

~ Andrew Grayson
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:33 pm

1) A330-200
2) A340-600
3) 777-200


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bragi
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:55 pm

3 most beautiful:


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I would select the Concorde as the 4th.

3 ugliest:


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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:14 pm

A345
B744
B752
B763
A333
 
ba757
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:23 pm

757
737
Concorde


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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:25 pm

747
A340-500
Super Constellation battles Concorde for 3rd place
 
AirAmericaC46
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:51 pm

747
Caravelle
VFW614
 
767-332ER
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:03 pm


763
777
A330
MD-11
744
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
 
AGrayson514
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:30 pm

Forgot entirely about the Concorde in my post. That would rank up there for me as well.

~ Andrew Grayson
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:42 am

747
Concorde
L1011
90 Day Fiancé has taught me that Russian woman are excellent.
 
Fly2HMO
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:48 am

1 G-BOAB
2 G-BOAC
3 G-BOAD

 Big grin
 
PennPal
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:28 am

That's easy...

Boeing 727
Douglas DC10
Lockheed L1011

Can you tell I'm a trijet fan??????

Honorable Mention:

Any DC9 series aircraft.
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:39 am


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Cathay744
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:11 am

747-400
737-400
Dc-3
The Only Queen of the Skies 747.
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:49 am

A330-300
B777-200
B737-900
 
Espion007
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:12 am

1.concorde (show me a better nose!)
2.a345
3.A380(well,when its finnished Big grin )
Snakes on a Plane!
 
ba97
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:46 am

Concorde
Constellation
Spitfire
there is economy class, business class, first class...then Concorde..pure class
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:42 am

My three are:


Concorde
Boeing 737
Boeing 777



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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:54 am

722

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73G

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752

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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:36 am

1. place  Wink/being sarcastic

Concorde!!!

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2. place: North American XB-70A Valkyrie
3. place: Embraer 170/175

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4. place: North American RA5C Vigilante (simple elegant...)

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I flew with the Concorde...
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:26 am

757
777
747

Ugliest: Dash-8... ewwwwwww
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:36 am

Concorde
Boeing 747-400
Boeing 777-200

-NZblue
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:21 am

Seems we're talking airliners...

Concorde
MD-11
757
Indianapolis, IN
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:49 am

I say... From a purely aesthetic point of view...

(1) Concorde

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(2) Caravelle

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(3) B727-200

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In that order.

ML
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:05 am

Large Commercial
Boeing 747 any model but the SP is the best
Concorde
Lockheed L10-11
Smaller Commercial
Boeing 727-200
DeHaviland Comet
Bombardier CRJ 900
Prop Commercial
Lockheed Constellation
Bombardier (DHC) Dash-8 Q400
Douglas DC3
Military Jet
Lockheed F104 Starfighter
Northrop F5 Freedom Fighter
F4 Phantom II
Military Prop
Lockheed P38 Lightning
North American P51 Mustang
Supermarine Spitfire
Vought F4U Corsair (I know that's 4 sorry LOL)
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:57 am

Concorde
A346
Md-11

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:05 pm

Concorde
A330-200 (The grace of those wings is just beautiful)
A340-600
AA AC AF AS BA CO CJ EI HP IB IT LH LX NW QX TG TK TW U2 UA US VS VY WN
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:35 am

Third place goes to...

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Second place goes to this little cutie...

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And no question about the first place...

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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:46 am

B767-400
B777-200
B757-200
Continental Micronesia: "Fly With The Warmth Of Paradise"
 
FrontierA319
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:59 am

Commercial:

727.
777.
A330.



military:

F-14.
B-17.
P-51.



Chris.

[Edited 2004-06-10 01:02:32]
A Whole different Animal!
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Thu Jun 10, 2004 8:32 am

Wow, this is a hard one! But I'd have to say my 3 most beautiful planes ever are:


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Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic

 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:20 am

First: 747 200
Second: Concorde
Third: 727 200 / MD11
in order: 721,146,732,763,722,343,733,320,772,319,752,321,88,83,744,332,100,738, 333, 318, 77W, 78, 773, 380, 73G, 788, 789, 346
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:19 pm

1st : Boeing 744 (what else is there)
2nd/3rd : A tie between the Boeing 772 and Aibus A 343

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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:00 pm

In ALPHABETICAL order:

Concorde

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Constellation

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BMAbound
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:13 pm

1. Triple seven! (what else?)

2. The Connie

3. Piper Cub

4. Beeck King Air 350 (you can tell how good it performs even when it's parked...)

johan
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:28 pm

Constellation
P-51 Mustang
Beech 2000 Starship
"There are none so blind as those who will not see."
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:18 am

1. A332
2. A333
3. Concorde

My top 2 are no-brainers with the 332 just edging out the 333 for first. 3rd place would have to go to Concorde. Honourable mentions go to the 744 and A345.

-Q
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:17 pm

Douglas DC7 C

DH Mosquito

DC 8 63
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:05 pm

1. DC-10
2. MD-11
3. 747
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:15 pm

757

747

MD11

Great looking airplanes in any livery...
Failure is not an option.....
 
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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:31 am

1. 752



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2. A346



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3. 744



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RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:08 pm

The pictures are in the order of the ranks.. (i.e. 1,2,3).


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