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Reply #3900 on: July 05, 2015, 05:44:22 pm
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I like how the L-1011's nose looks like a dolphin's. Tristars certainly looked better than the DC-10.

It looks like a porpoise. The Fokker 27 looks like a dolphin though :-* RR Darts FTW!


As for the MD-11, it is just a failure. Worse than expected fuel burn translated to airlines cancelling orders.

It wasn't quite that bad. 200 sold over 12 years, as opposed to 246 A340-300s and A340-200 sold over 20 years. The A340-300 itself (the direct competitor to the MD-11) sold only 218. When the MD-11 production ended, Airbus had only delivered 160 or so. Assuming the A340NG family didn't come out, I doubt the A340 would have surpassed 200 orders. Once the engine no.2 issue was solved, the fuel burn was on par with it's competitors, the A340-300 and 777-200. So it really isn't as bad as some would think.
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Reply #3901 on: July 05, 2015, 09:34:30 pm
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The Tupolev 144 is quite nice! Much better than the atrocity of the Tupolev 204. :P


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Reply #3902 on: July 06, 2015, 07:51:56 am
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The Tu-204 is certainly "interesting". Looks nicer than the 757 though ;)
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Reply #3903 on: July 06, 2015, 11:46:19 am
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The 204 definitely looks nicer than the 757


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Reply #3904 on: July 07, 2015, 09:50:39 am
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I'll have to disagree on that :P


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Reply #3905 on: July 07, 2015, 11:30:01 am
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I'll have to agree on that :P

And I agree with you :-*
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Reply #3906 on: July 07, 2015, 04:48:46 pm
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The 757 looks like it was meant to be a widebody, but they just decided to shrink the diameter. Just that :P


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Reply #3907 on: July 07, 2015, 09:44:44 pm
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Indeed, a freak indeed! :P
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Reply #3908 on: July 09, 2015, 12:32:23 pm
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Long, thin narrowbodies are kinda ugly


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Reply #3909 on: July 10, 2015, 08:11:59 am
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IMHO, the A330-300 nails it just perfectly with the balance between fuselage length and width.
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Reply #3910 on: July 10, 2015, 10:14:01 am
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Yeah, and also the 340-300. The A310 looks stubby on the other hand


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Reply #3911 on: July 10, 2015, 11:27:04 am
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Yes, but the A340-300 has those teeny-tiny engines. The A310 might not be nice, but it has lots of character, just like the 747SP. How can you not love stubby planes? :-*
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Reply #3912 on: July 11, 2015, 10:02:49 am
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Stubby planes are not bad, they're just disproportionate. Especially if their wingspan is longer than the aircraft itself


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Reply #3913 on: July 14, 2015, 09:43:10 pm
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Disproportionate, sure, but they certainly have their own charm :)


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Reply #3914 on: July 18, 2015, 11:08:01 pm
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Some, yes, but most don't


 

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