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Post #23508, posted on 10-03-2008 GMT-5 hours    
...what?

Opinions will vary....so I wondered what people thought
Just a personal thing - I've never gone misty eyed over the Lockheed Constellation. tho' many do.

My fav - VC10...elegance personified, with grace and style....ok it just looks good


whats yours and why

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Post #23509, posted on 10-03-2008 GMT-5 hours    
MD-11! with the 777-300 and A340-600 tied for second... why? they just look graceful as hell doing what they do...

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Post #23515, posted on 10-03-2008 GMT-5 hours    
Lockheed L-1011 Tristar and the Concorde.

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Post #23520, posted on 10-04-2008 GMT-5 hours    
why?

when I grow up I want to be like me

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Post #23523, posted on 10-04-2008 GMT-5 hours    
The Whale !

If it has wings I can crash it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post #23533, posted on 10-05-2008 GMT-5 hours    
Shorts 330. oh wait this is the most beautiful airliners thread. my mistake.

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Post #23554, posted on 10-06-2008 GMT-5 hours    
The Queen of the sky herself....747 of any type (even the SP), love the proportions, 4 engines, the hump (short and long) and there is something about building and holding a model of it and appreciating the design close up...

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Post #23790, posted on 10-19-2008 GMT-5 hours    
The B767-200, because was the first wide-body I have flown on, was great, always to remember...Also the B767-200 has the perfect size, two class (j + y) layout preferred, max pax number capability plus range..., so, thats perfect ! Not too big and on other side not so small annoying like a full pax loaded 737 is when you need toilet and can't wait for the flight attendants rest their service, so, two aisles and the 762, the airplane I wish have like a private AF1-Werkur !
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Post #23792, posted on 10-19-2008 GMT-5 hours    
L-1011!

Never a .com scheme.....1980's always!

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Post #23796, posted on 10-19-2008 GMT-5 hours    
A Super Connie with tip tanks in flight
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Post #23798, posted on 10-19-2008 GMT-5 hours    

Whats wrong with this pretty lady ?
Too much aeroplane for some of you fella,s ? hahahahhhahhaa

If it has wings I can crash it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post #23808, posted on 10-20-2008 GMT-5 hours    
Piston liners: Connie
Early Jets: 727
Early Widebodies: 747
Current Jets: 777-300ER and A340-500

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Post #23811, posted on 10-20-2008 GMT-5 hours    
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Oh..... don't forget the Convair 880, the plane that looked fast just parked on the ground.
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The Fastest plane wasn't the DC-8? Read it and you tell me:

http://www.dc-8jet.com/0-dc8-sst-flight.htm
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Post #23812, posted on 10-20-2008 GMT-5 hours    
DC-8 fast, read even more:

http://www.dc8.org/library/supersonic/index.php

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Post #23816, posted on 10-20-2008 GMT-5 hours    
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Queen of the skies-B747(all series)and DC-10......

I think these birds are famous and almost used by every major airlines worldwide from West to East...

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Post #24254, posted on 11-09-2008 GMT-5 hours    
It can only be this one: COMET

No visible engines disturbing the sleek lines of this plane. Wonderful!

Currently on the line:
B747SP Air Namibia or Corsair (not yet decided)
B777-200LR Air India
B777-200 American One World
...and lots more...

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Post #24263, posted on 11-09-2008 GMT-5 hours    
The Boeing 767-300. I love the look of the nose. The nose looks so graceful and sexy as opposed to airbus noses (the cockpit windows make the plane look aggressive)

The dihedral and wingspan is just right. The way the tail tapers and the vertical stabilizer looks sleek.

It's my all time favorite airplane.


ahh...if i only had the money to buy one. Nothing wrong with dreaming BIG, right?


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Post #24264, posted on 11-10-2008 GMT-5 hours    
So, this is an easy question for me... L-1011 rules!!!!!

But, other planes are very gracefull:

Early piston planes - DC-3
Late piston planes - Super G Connie
Early jets - 707 and DC-8
Early widebody - L-1011
Late widebody - MD-11
Current jet - 777-300 and A340-600

I don't like the current 737NG's, I like most the early 737 generation, the -100 and most the -200 series.

Airbus, I don't like too much, just the A340 family.

I really like "THE" Lockheed jet, the mighty TriStar, and the Douglas jets, like the DC-8, DC-9 and DC-10!

Cheers!

José Maria

Cheers from Brazil!

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Post #24265, posted on 11-10-2008 GMT-5 hours    
That's what I'm talking about:

[url=http://www.super70s.com/super70s/Tech/Aviation/Aircraft/images/L1011(AirNikon)A.N233398%5B320%5D.jpg]http://www.super70s.com/super70s/Tech/Aviation/Aircraft/images/L1011(AirNikon)A.N233398%5B320%5D.jpg[/url]

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2218/1641950234_bf291f70ea.jpg?v=0

The mighty L-1011 wearing the wonderful TWA double globe scheme, one of the most lovely airline livery of all time!

Cheers from Brazil!

JM.

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Post #24266, posted on 11-10-2008 GMT-5 hours    
Ahh the L-1011...love them.....miss flying on them!

Never a .com scheme.....1980's always!

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Post #24268, posted on 11-10-2008 GMT-5 hours    
I'll go with the Convairs 340/440/580 and the 880 and the Dc9's. The later model DC 8's with the CFM engines installed looked very nice.

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Post #24285, posted on 11-11-2008 GMT-5 hours    
For me, nothing rivals the Airbus Guppy for sheer elegance and subliminal erotic suggestability....but then I used to sneak into the bathroom as a teenager with foldouts of Roseann Barr and Kathy Bates, so that shows you what I know about sleek lines....

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Post #24300, posted on 11-11-2008 GMT-5 hours    
Caravelle, VC10, 707.

So many planes, so little time ...

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Post #24551, posted on 11-22-2008 GMT-5 hours    
The Sud Caravelle, of course. Nothing else compares; and I'm not even French......

Widebody Jets - The Airbus A300B2/B4.
Narrowbody Jets - The Boeing 727-100/200.
Piston engined - Sud Armagnac.
Turboprop - can't think of one really, perhaps the Ilyushin IL-18 or Canadair CL-44......

Terry (Caravellarella).

Because L’ORÉAL keeps telling me I’m worth it..........

Or maybe it’s MAYBELLINE...............

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Post #24607, posted on 11-25-2008 GMT-5 hours    
Rick
I heard you had a big crush on Kate Smith also. I was told you turned to jelly when she sang for the flyers.


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Post #24667, posted on 11-28-2008 GMT-5 hours    
My choice for most beautiful airliner has to be the Boeing 727-100 or 200, which might explain why I have 4 of them in various stages of completion on my bench right now. I sure miss seeing them these days when I travel.

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Post #24669, posted on 11-28-2008 GMT-5 hours    
880 or the 990

Your Mileage May Differ

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Post #24685, posted on 11-29-2008 GMT-5 hours    
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Rick
I heard you had a big crush on Kate Smith also. I was told you turned to jelly when she sang for the flyers.
Dave



"And it's no wonder your reason goes bad / jellyroll will drive you so mad."
Grateful Dead, "Dupree's Diamond Blues."

Dave - yeah, and I once got picked up for stalking Bella Abzug, too. My one regret in life is that Linda Tripp wasn't 50 pounds heavier, but I had been drinking heavily that night. Ah, my misspent youth.

Incidentally, pick up a copy of Cormac McCarthy's novel Cities of the Plain. There's a glorious disquisition on the aesthetics of feminine avoirdupois within the first two or three pages, as only McCarthy could write it.

In reality, of course, I am actually fonder of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue types, but you can imagine how far that predilection ever got me....

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Post #24707, posted on 11-29-2008 GMT-5 hours    
My 2cents.....L-1011.

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Post #24735, posted on 11-30-2008 GMT-5 hours    
VFW 614 and convair 990

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Post #24832, posted on 12-03-2008 GMT-5 hours    
The most beautiful was probably Concorde. I had the pleasure of seeing it twice, once at JFK in the early 1990's from my window seat. It was separate from the other aircraft on a remote hardstand and I simply assumed then an airplane like that must require specialized care... It was a BA machine with (I believe its called) the 'Landor' scheme. More recently I saw another BA Concorde at Boeing Field, and was able to board it and look around... I can't over-emphasize this is a deceptively large airplane: it's much bigger and taller than I ever would've imagined...

I've since then built a model of Concorde in 1/144 and it took a while to find a spot for it on my shelf, since it makes most of my other airplanes look bloated and ungainly.

Great question Kevin!

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Post #24854, posted on 12-04-2008 GMT-5 hours    
...and it was loud.

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Post #25209, posted on 12-22-2008 GMT-5 hours    
Well, obviously it's the 707, but a very close second would have been the Republic RC-2 had it been built as an airliner. Here's the military version, the XR-12 Rainbow. Pure poetry... Four P&W R4300 corn cobs with turbosupercharging, and 'jet' exhaust out the back end of the nacelles (providing fairly significant thrust) from the supercharger exhaust. Pure, pure poetry.

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Post #25250, posted on 12-26-2008 GMT-5 hours    
If there is any aircraft that makes me go misty-eyed it's the 737 series. All of them, but particularly the New Generation series. Another one is the DC-8 particularly the 70 series, just gorgeous aircraft.

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Post #25253, posted on 12-26-2008 GMT-5 hours    
As my choice was the B767-200, and now a little more about the B767, a remarkable jet:

http://www.aviationexplorer.com/767_facts.htm

Counting down, six days for the new year, also my birthday is January 1st, will have 40 years, a new point in my life.

BTW..., happy holidays and happy new year in advance, wishes of a great 2009 for all users in AC and for all of the AC staff!

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Post #25256, posted on 12-27-2008 GMT-5 hours    
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Well, obviously it's the 707, but a very close second would have been the Republic RC-2 had it been built as an airliner. Here's the military version, the XR-12 Rainbow. Pure poetry... Four P&W R4300 corn cobs with turbosupercharging, and 'jet' exhaust out the back end of the nacelles (providing fairly significant thrust) from the supercharger exhaust. Pure, pure poetry.


What a beautiful airplane! First I ever heard of it. It looks like it would have been about a 45-50 passenger airplane at most given how narrow the fuselage looks, unless the commercial version were stretched a bit - and that vertical stabilizer seems a bit, well, drag-inducing given its size. Can you give us a little more history on this bird? Did any airlines ever express any interest in this plane? (You can see where I'm heading with this question, no?) I take it that since the exhausts run off the superchargers that these were not actually turboprop engines.

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Post #31936, posted on 03-27-2010 GMT-5 hours    
DC-8, Caravelle, Comet,

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Post #31946, posted on 03-28-2010 GMT-5 hours    
The 707. My dad flew the seven oh for 10 yrs with AA. I remember back in the 60's flyin on them with the original AA paint schemes (prior to the meatball). I'll never forget the sounds while taxing. The "scream" when it tookoff and the roar when all 4 engines were in reverse. My dad used to take me out to JFK and watch airplanes. Remember seeing TWA Connies then. But the sound of a 707 flying a couple hundred feet overhead while on short final.....Yowza! Smoke, the noise and the smell of kerosene.....ah yes the good ole days

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Post #31959, posted on 03-28-2010 GMT-5 hours    
727 and L-1011.........

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Post #31961, posted on 03-29-2010 GMT-5 hours    
B747 and the Concorde.......

They are very beautiful and famous airliners so far.

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Post #31962, posted on 03-29-2010 GMT-5 hours    
Concorde, B747 and B727 and Connie!

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Post #31970, posted on 03-29-2010 GMT-5 hours    
I noticed that B727 is very popular aircraft among many airline modellers....

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Post #32035, posted on 04-05-2010 GMT-5 hours    
The three holer.

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Post #37909, posted on 07-26-2011 GMT-5 hours    
Hard to pick just one!

Fave Jets:

CV-990 (Hot n' sexy rocketship)
DC-8-63 (Beautiful, sinuous, slender thoroughbred)
Super VC-10 (Grace personified)
Boeing 707 ("Means business")
Sud Caravelle (Pretty, jet powered sailpane)

Fave Turboprops:

TU-114 "Rossiya" ("Amazing"..."Bearliner"!)
CL-44 (Weak in the knees gorgeous)
Electra (Not really "Pretty"...but have loved them since childhood)

Fave Pistons:

L-1649A Starliner (The epitome of romance)
DC-7C (Big, beautiful Doug)

Top Three faves (In no particular order):

CV-990
DC-8-63
Canadair CL-44

Most beautiful jetliner:

DC-8-63

Most beautiful propliner:

L-1649A Starliner

Most beautiful turboprop:

Canadair CL-44

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Post #37913, posted on 07-26-2011 GMT-5 hours    
Beauty is of course in the eye of the beholder, but I have to say the VC10 in BOAC colours is my favourite. Easily. Then it is a scrap for second place - 707, DC8 or the Caravelle. I'm afraid the new generation of jets, while really interesting, aren't as beautiful as the first generation. And I see no one said the A380. That is one ugly plane.

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Post #37914, posted on 07-26-2011 GMT-5 hours    
Beauty is of course in the eye of the beholder, but I have to say the VC10 in BOAC colours is my favourite. Easily. Then it is a scrap for second place - 707, DC8 or the Caravelle. I'm afraid the new generation of jets, while really interesting, aren't as beautiful as the first generation. And I see no one said the A380. That is one ugly plane.

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Post #37917, posted on 07-26-2011 GMT-5 hours    
Well, mine is almost like Ahmed's:


Piston liners: Connie & DC-7
Early Jets: 727 & Caravelle
Early Widebodies: 747 & DC-10
Current Jets: 777-300ER & 787-800



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Post #37919, posted on 07-26-2011 GMT-5 hours    



Positive Climb....

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Post #37922, posted on 07-26-2011 GMT-5 hours    
As my name implies, I'm a DC9 junkie! The airplane was a solid design that was able to be stretched and modified into several variations over the decades and it served airlines and governments diligently all over the world. The best looking series, I think was the series 30- not too long or too short, just the right proportions...it just looks so sleek and graceful both in the air or parked on the ground (where so many are today)
I also have fond memories of flying on Republic (and later Northwest 9's) between Phoenix and Memphis, where in Memphis it was like a DC9 paradise as that was one of Republic's hub cities. Ah, the good 'ol days!

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Post #37930, posted on 07-26-2011 GMT-5 hours    
I beg to differ