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    Posted: 09-Jun-2007 at 11:24
What's your top 5 prettiest jet aircraft, military or civilian?

Mine: 

1.  SR-71 Blackbird
2.  Concorde supersonic jetliner
3.  XB-70 Valkyrie:  Only two prototypes were ever built before the program was cancelled.  Both the Franco-British Concorde and the Soviet Concordski look suspiciously like this plane.  Its maiden flight was in 1964.
4.  F-22 Raptor
5.  Boeing 787

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SR-71 Blackbird, Darth Vader would approve.  Evil%20Smile




Air France Concorde, very posh. 




XB-70 Valkyrie





Three Raptors, one sunset.  Very sexy!  Thumbs%20Up




Boeing 787, look's like an artist rendition, but still very pretty.

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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Jun-2007 at 23:48
Is the Raptor image, and the Concorde one too, a digital rendition?

Anyway, here's my top 5...I'll probably have left some out...

(No particular order, and I've tried not to include any of yours)

1) Supermarine Spitfire



2) B2 Stealth


3) Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker"



4) Lear Jet (All types)



5) SR-71 Blackbird



And I just thought I'd mention and include the cutest aircrafts of all time:

- Messerschmidt Me163



- Red Arrow Gnats



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  Quote ulrich von hutten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 07:14
The paper-plans of my daughter are not that bad....
 

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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 08:40
Did she really make them Ulrich! Coool! Though I'm not sure how well the top right one would fly...Ermm
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  Quote TranHungDao Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 09:09
Originally posted by Knights

Is the Raptor image, and the Concorde one too, a digital rendition?

Come to think of it, the Raptor one might be.  But that of the Concorde is probably real.

Originally posted by Knights


1) Supermarine Spitfire


Ermm

Strange, but I don't remember the Spitfire as being a jet aircraft?  Just shows how much I know about propeller driven fighters with piston engines from WWII! Big%20smile

Originally posted by TranHungDao

What's your top 5 prettiest jet aircraft, military or civilian?


Lol, I didn't think anyone would go all the way back to the Stone Age to fill their list of prettiest aircraft.  Confused

Geeze, might as well include the HindenburgDead






Nice job, hotshot!  Ermm



Originally posted by Knights


And I just thought I'd mention and include the cutest aircrafts of all time:

- Messerschmidt Me163




Arrgh! The Messerschmitt Me 163 Comet is rocket propelled!  Angry



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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 09:14
 
 
 
^ That is a british Airways concorde.
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  Quote TranHungDao Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 09:18
Originally posted by ulrich von hutten

The paper-plans of my daughter are not that bad....
 


Wow, they're almost as cute as Knight's Messerschmitt Me 163's.  Clap

However, I do worry they might be eaten alive by these origami  cranes---eh, I mean "Raptors" that my mom made:








By the way, that's not really my mom.  Embarrassed
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  Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 09:22
not in any order

sea fury


Rafale


B1-B




beachcraft starship






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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 09:23
Originally posted by TranHungDao

Originally posted by Knights


1) Supermarine Spitfire


Ermm

Strange, but I don't remember the Spitfire as being a jet aircraft?  Just shows how much I know about propeller driven fighters with piston engines from WWII! Big%20smile
Originally posted by TranHungDao

What's your top 5 prettiest jet aircraft, military or civilian?


Yes you did ask for jet aircrafts, but I was referring to the topic, "Top 5 prettiest aircraft", hence why included the Spitfire.

Originally posted by TranHungDao

Originally posted by Knights


And I just thought I'd mention and include the cutest aircrafts of all time:

- Messerschmidt Me163




Arrgh! The Messerschmitt Me 163 Comet is rocket propelled!  Angry


Once again, see topic. Furthermore, I said "cutest aircrafts of all time"...therefore I can include the Me.


Edited by Knights - 10-Jun-2007 at 09:25
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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 09:29
Wow those planes are amazing Leo! I had not even heard of the B1-B or Beachcraft. The latter looks especially pretty, and very unique in its design.

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  Quote TranHungDao Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 09:31
Originally posted by Zagros

^That is a British Aerospace Concorde.

True, true.  I think the mistake came from having two googled images of the Concorde, one from France and one from the UK, and I mixed the two up...

C'mon, we all know the perils of blogging!  Disapprove

Originally posted by Knights


Once again, see topic. Furthermore, I said "cutest aircrafts of all time"...therefore I can include the Me.

My original intention was to include all aircraft.  It was just that I didn't think anyone would actually have that "I'll take a classic car over a Ferrari anyday!" sensibilities when it came to aircraft! Shocked

To each his own!  Clap
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  Quote TranHungDao Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 09:34
B1-B just missed my list, just as the Su-27 thru Su-37 series of fighters did.  They certainly would have made it, if it were a military aircraft only list.
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  Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 09:54
a little more humbler

Socata TB20 Trinidad GT




Siai-Marchetti Sf.260



Bombardier Global Express XRS





Edited by Leonidas - 10-Jun-2007 at 09:55
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  Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2007 at 10:06
Originally posted by Knights

Wow those planes are amazing Leo! I had not even heard of the B1-B or Beachcraft. The latter looks especially pretty, and very unique in its design.



B1-B is like double our f-111, i always thought half a dozen or so would make a great replacement for our entire RAAF fleet.Evil%20Smile

The beeachcraft is a late 80's early 90's expirement that never really took off. at the time the italians had a similar design, the Piaggio Avanti



here is the latest Model, Piaggio Avanti II

http://www.piaggioaero.com/en/media/p180media.php#



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  Quote ataman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Aug-2007 at 01:03
Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker" and its clones (like Su-30 and especially S-37 / Su-47).

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  Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Aug-2007 at 07:32
Originally posted by TranHungDao





Three Raptors, one sunset.  Very sexy!  Thumbs%20Up

that looks like a computer  Image.

such a fine aircraft this f-22, it needs some photo's of the real thing.





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