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sunnyb
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Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:42 am

Well, which Boeing and/or Airbus plane do you think looks the best and the ugliest. You can pick 2 Boeing, 2 Airbus, 1 Boeing - 1Airbus. One has to be ugly and the other of course the best one. And, you also have to give a reason for it.

The Best: A320-200 - just looks sleek
The Ugly: B737-... - very big vertical stabilizer for a small plane

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jfkaua
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:47 am

The Best- A340-600-Length/777-300 Pure Size
The Worst- A320-Hate the destinctive tip foward/737-200
 
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:57 am


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this the most beautiful thing I have ever seen
Airbus-even though I hate airbus, i have to say I like the A330/A340 look

Ugliest-
I love every Boeing
A-321 is the worst jet I have ever seen!
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jran225
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:14 am

Hey Sunny,

this is going to be an interesting topic...well, here's my vote! Smile

Best: B747SP and B762 - Love the unproportinality!


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Worst: A320/A321 - Very standard appearence...nothing special!


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P.S: My opinion is based solely on the appearence of the aircraft! Big grin

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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:26 am

Best - L-1011, Love the curves
Worse - EMB 145, Nose too pointed, looks disproportionate.

PS - Going to be an interesting thread as things here tend to degenerate into A vs. B

-YVRtoYYZ

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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:31 am

thats why i picked my favorite/worst boeing and favorite/worst airbus
 
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:31 am

Best-CRJ, just looks cool I dont know theres just something about it.
Worst-A321 and A318 They just look akward the A318 is out of proportion and the A321 looks over steched and wierd.
 
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:42 am

BEST:
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Boeing:
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:59 am

BEST: B707, B727 Pure Classic lines

WORST: A318 A380 Both out of proportion

I admit a Boeing bias. I worked for them for
16 of my 44 years, but in the space side of the company.

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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:00 am

Best - 777. Sleek, elegant, and completely in proportion

Worst - A318. Looks out of proportion, short and looks like its going to tip forward. Also, it sits too high.
 
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:07 am

Best Classics

Boeing: 707
Airbus: (well you cant really call the 300 a classic.. lol. ans they didn't have anything else)

Best Currents

Boeing: 747-400
Airbus: A330-200 ( I love the proportions and don't know why)
 
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:08 am

Best:
Airbus: Look at my username!, A319, A320, A321
Boeing: Boeing 767-300, B737-700 with winglets

Worst:
Airbus: A318, like a flying wine cork
Boeing: B757- long and hard, and nothing special.
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:42 pm

Best:
Boeing 737-800 w/ winglets, B-E-A-utiful

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Worst:
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:49 pm

Airliners.net has a number of forums besides "Civil Aviation." I recommend all users visit the other forums, too. This thread should have been posted in the Aviation Polls and Preferences forum. It will likely be moved as soon as the moderators spot it. In addition, this thread duplicates a number of similar threads running in the Polls and Preferences forum.

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Paul777
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:00 pm

Love em all, but partial to the Boeing 727, 707; as well as Airbus A340-600, and for sheer functionality, but yet many people call her ugly the Beluga!


For all of you out there that don't like the A320/A321, it doesn't look too shabby here.


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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:03 pm

I have to break the mold here...

Best: EMB170/190


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EMB170/190 are just the right size and shape for a small jet... The A318 just look short and porky.

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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:41 pm

Best Boeing: 747-100/200


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Perfect proportions, tough but graceful. Even the wingtip antennas add something to the aesthetics. The 747-400 is still a nice-looking plane but the longer hump makes it look a bit more hunchbacked.

Worst Boeing: 737-100


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Stubby, too squat and fat. The engines do not match the plane; if I remember right these engines were developed for a tail-mounted configuration and were then later just slapped on the 737 when Boeing realized airlines wanted a plane that was actually smaller and more fuel efficient than the 727. They basically chopped the 727-100 fuselage down a few feet and slung the engines below the wings. The result is the aesthetic mess that is the 737-100.

Now, the 737-800 is not that bad-looking of a plane:


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The longer length, redesigned engines that look like they belong under-wing, and redesigned tail make all the difference. It's still not beautiful, but it's no longer an ugly duckling.

Best Airbus: A340-300


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I don't consider any Airbus model particularly sleek, but this is about as good as it gets for them. It's graceful, at the very least - though a bit on the generic side. Looks like a grown-up 707.

The longer versions of the A340 are too long, and the more powerful engines look too big for the plane. The A343 is well-proportioned.

Worst Airbus: A380


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Yes, I realize the airplane is not finished in this pic, but we've all seen the 3D renders and other renditions of the finished plane in various liveries. It's ugly. It looks like a giant pig. And it's all out of proportion; as big as the fuselage is, the wings look too big for it. The tail looks too big for it. It's like a mutant 747-SP, but without any of the SP's distinctiveness and charm.

Best Overall: 747-100/200

Enough said.
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:18 pm

The best would go to the 747-400 and a tie for second between the A343/345 and 772.
The worst would be the 757 and the A321 which in my opinion is a replica of the 757.
 
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:06 am

Best:

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BOEING

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BOEING

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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:50 am

Best Airbus: 340-600, it's just perfect!

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Worst Airbus: 318 ... looks like a toy


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Best Boeing: 777, don't know ... its just beautiful


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Worst Boeing: 727, no particular reason, I just don't like it as much as others


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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:05 am

After looking through everyone else's, i realize i have one i like more than the 777 and i therefore replace that choice of mine:



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I particularly love the head on shots of this jet...hell yeah
 
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:43 pm

Easy--The Boeing 747 and the A380. The A380 just looks wrong with its cockpit on the lower deck...but a double-decker with four engines and an upper-deck cockpit is the ultimate jumbo jet in my opinion, not to be anti-Airbus. the A380, while ugly, is an extraordinary achievement, I look forward to its entrance into service.
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:47 pm

This is one damn good looking aircraft!

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I really really hate 737's...so here's the ugliest I could find:

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but wait, there's more! I can't stand Scarebus's, so he's a real ugly one for you:

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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Fri Oct 08, 2004 9:29 am

BOEING

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The B762!

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The 707...its engines look so unsafe and dispropotionate...

AIRBUS

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The A342!

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The fat A300.
 
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:30 am

BEST: Any T-tail
Worst: 747SP, L1011, A318, A380-100 (the -800 looks okay), 767-200, A310
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RE: Best And The Ugliest

Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:49 pm

Best: the 727-200 in flight

Ugliest: A-318,319,320 & 321, they may be good aircraft, but they are sure bland.

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