The three best looking jet airliners ever built....

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  1. Lucky13

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    The Comet, Trident and the VC10!

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    The VC 10 has always been a favourite of mine since I used to fly with BOAC on them as an 'unaccompanied minor' to Nigeria (Kano or Lagos followed by an internal Nigeria Airways flight to Enugu, the latter usually on the particularly ugly Fokker F 27). I've still got my BOAC Junior Jet Club log book.
    The VC 10 wasn't just good looking, it had terrific performance, even by today's standards.

    I'd then go Comet and Concorde, but I appreciate that Concorde might be an acquired taste.

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    1. VC 10
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    1 - Concord
    2 - Boeing 747
    3 - De Havilland Comet
     
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    Boeing 747!!?? :shock:

    That's like, like......comparing the hunchback of Notredame to....these!

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    #6 fubar57, Dec 13, 2014
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    1 - 737 Southwest always had the best livery.

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    2 - Comet

    3 - Dornier Do-328

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    VC10, Comet, Boeing 707.
     
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    The 747 just had this regal elegance to it.
     
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    #9 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Dec 13, 2014
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    I agree. I have always loved her. There is a certain elegance and good look to her.

    My opinion she still reigns supreme over the skies anyhow.
     
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    I actually like the 747 SP version,kinda racy looking in a Dodge Viper way.
     
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    I always liked this one:
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    Well, not strictly a jet airliner but an 'awesome' looking machine nonetheless comrade..

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    I remember taking some Air France and Air Inter Caravelle flights out of Nice to Paris, man the pilots would love to point that nose in the sky like they were in Mirage fighters.
     
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    Sadly with modern design they all look pretty much the same I like the VC10 Tristar and 707
     
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    1. DC-10
    2. 747
    3. Lockheed Tri-star.
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    fokker tri motor...vintage elegance

    boeing b314 clippers....

    still love the looks of the concord
     
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    Always liked the Fokker Friendship
     

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    I flew on a few, it's on my list of ugly birds :)

    Cheers

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    obviously the word JET escaped my rational decision making capabilities....except for the concord.
     
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    Boeing 707
    Caravelle
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