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Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:41 am

It's Friday, time for some fun and games. How about a contest for the world's ugliest aircraft (planes or helos). Here are my nominations:


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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:42 am

REally any picture of the A380 will win hands down!
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:44 am

The engines of B737 are not good looking.
 
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:46 am

Somehow when I started this thread I knew the A380 would pop up somewhere in here, but I just didnt think it would be so soon!!!  Smile

OK, lets exclude any aircraft that are still in production....
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:47 am

In production: A318
Out of production: A10 Warthog
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:49 am


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Yeah....a jet-powered crop-dusting biplane. Put it on floats and turn even more heads.
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:54 am

2H4, that is one hideous looking thing...
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:54 am

LOL @ the A380, as far as airliners that would get my vote for sure. I also agree the A318 is relatively ugly for an airliner, to me the A319 is not any prettier.

At least for the nose, the russian Tu-20 bomber is kind of ugly, the rest of the plane is interesting though.

The Shorts Skyvan could be another contender, sardine can lookalike.
 
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:56 am

Photos please, people....
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 1:52 am

here are a few ugly looking planes:


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eewww...



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yuck....



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Photo © Alex G.-Denicourt - Contrails Aviation Photography

uugh..

now those are some disturbing pics. LOL
 
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:22 am

this one does not look like an aircraft at all:
reminds of Jules Verne...



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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:25 am

I'm not sure of the exact name of the type, but my vote would go to the Airbus 'Guppy'. It looks like a bloated fish.
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 5:02 am

PHLBOS
This one?

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For me, it would have to be


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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:21 am

Well for me, every single plane of Airbus, simply auful and mediocre.
But the Boeings must win a masterprice gift because of the good a/c they are.

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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:42 am

I'd vote for the Guppy, too.
 
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 23, 2004 9:57 pm

Does it have to be passenger aircrafts? If not, I'd go for NASA's Helios.
 
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:10 am

Well, you asked for 'em, but I take no responsibility for unexpected gastric reactions....


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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:48 am

I hope not to see any of these in my life:


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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:58 am

Bristol 170 Freighter has to be up on this list for sure...


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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:32 am


Does anyone have a picture of the Bartini in-flight?

Hands down, that's the ugliest a/c ever made!!!
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:26 am

Hi,

These are UGLY:


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They both look like flying Volvo's!

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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:14 am

767-332ER

This page has some pics that show the bartini's wings(they are missing in the above pic) and one of it inflight with inflatable pontoons.
http://www.ctrl-c.liu.se/misc/ram/vva-14.html

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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:13 pm

"Well for me, every single plane of Airbus, simply auful[sic] and mediocre.
But the Boeings must win a masterprice[sic] gift because of the good a/c they are."

Really fanatic opinion. Isn't it?
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:12 am

Most FAILED EXPERIMENTAL aircrafts look quite ugly until and unless they become succesful
 
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RE: Photo Contest: World's Ugliest Aircraft

Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:16 am


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