The most beautiful aeroplane ever:-

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Re: The most beautiful aeroplane ever:-

#61 Post by Boac » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:47 am

Ooh! Those Sabrinas...... :-bd

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Re: The most beautiful aeroplane ever:-

#62 Post by Ex-Ascot » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:27 pm

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I know the thread asks for just one nomination, but airliners are so different to warbirds that I'm going to grant myself the right to name one of each.

The VC10 wins over Concorde by a narrow margin because Conc's form comes from its function. It needed to be that shape in order to achieve the design objective of carrying 100 pax across the Atlantic at M2.0. The VC10 is gratuitously beautiful. They didn't *have* to make the horizontal stab as beautiful as that, they just did it because it is both efficient and beautiful.

Spitfire is the obvious warbird choice, though Hunter comes close.
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Re: The most beautiful aeroplane ever:-

#63 Post by G-CPTN » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:42 pm

Wasn't the VC10 just a DC9 on steroids?

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Re: The most beautiful aeroplane ever:-

#64 Post by ricardian » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:26 pm

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Re: The most beautiful aeroplane ever:-

#65 Post by Woody » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:45 pm

G-CPTN wrote:
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Wasn't the VC10 just a DC9 on steroids?
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Re: The most beautiful aeroplane ever:-

#66 Post by Slasher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:00 am

The real personalities of planes...

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#67 Post by Slasher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:01 am

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#68 Post by Slasher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:02 am

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Re: The most beautiful aeroplane ever:-

#69 Post by llondel » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:21 pm

Looking at the bike, it's on the verge of a tail strike. Slightly soft tyre or if the rider ate a hearty lunch and there'd be sparks from the exhaust.

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#70 Post by Slasher » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:47 pm

The only thing lacking on the DC9 was a bitchpad. Well there was a couple but they were just outside the cockpit door at D1L. The cockpit JS didn't count.

I believe the Harley rider lives in Thailand and didn't tailstrike anything.
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#71 Post by Rwy in Sight » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:20 am

Aaaa Slasher a quality we didn't know.

My vote goes on 727.

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#72 Post by Slasher » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:07 am

The DC9 was a Harley with wings.

The 727 was all Chuck.

The VC10 was...well I guess that cancels any potential chance I had of an invite to Bots! :-s
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Re: The most beautiful aeroplane ever:-

#73 Post by ian16th » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:48 am

Time for another pic of a Hunter.
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