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    Most beautiful aircraft

    We have a recient thread on the ugliest aircraft. There are some really ugly planes there.

    Now --------------- how about the most beautiful planes.

    I nominate the A-5 Vigilante, especially the early models without the hump back. They looked like they were doing mach 2 sitting still on the ground.

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    SR-71.
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    Think props!
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    obligatory

    Thank you
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    Thumbs up

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantumFX View Post
    How could we let that happen!!! How could we let YF-22 win over this beauty!!?/
    Imagine full production model, and lots of them !!!

    If i could travel through time, this would be one of the things on my list to get adjusted :-)

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    J-20 when it's flying around... in the ground it is like a very ugly "suit case" like someone here said.
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    You're all wrong.

    Everyone knows that the most beautiful aircraft ever made is the Spitfire.

    Closely followed by the Concorde.

    Everything else are small dots in the distance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    obligatory

    Please resize your image

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    And whilst you are it correct the image.

    With that godawful raised second cockpit the SR71 is only the SECOND most beautiful aircraft ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banupa View Post
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    +1 for the Connie, a thing of beauty.

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    Without equal (imo)


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    The most beautiful Canadian design...

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    Draken

    This is my favorite Arrow in the sky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo View Post
    The most beautiful Canadian design...

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    what is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sign View Post
    what is that?
    That was the CF-105 Arrow.

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    I could never choose a single aircraft that is more beautiful than another becouse as an artist i see them in a different light all the time.. I have to say though that the Delta wing design has probably produced the most number of elegant aircaft based around that shape, Even the ones with canards
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    I've always thought this is a beauty.

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    I don't know why every brit thinks the spitfire is the best looking plane ever. Oh wait the answer lies withing the question.

    Even amongst WWII fighters many planes look way better, with the FW190D & Ta152 series, every P40 bar the F model, the P51A, the Corsair, the La5FN/7 & Yak 3/9, or for english planes the mosquito, the tempest, the seafury...

    Anyway here's my take:

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    I agree with most of the above. Spitfire, B-1, Connie, Vulcan etc.

    But...
    my vote goes to the F-15e or
    historical the Mosquito and C-47/DC-3...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas10 View Post
    Even amongst WWII fighters many planes look way better, with the FW190D & Ta152 series, every P40 bar the F model, the P51A, the Corsair, the La5FN/7 & Yak 3/9, or for english planes the mosquito, the tempest, the seafury...
    I dig the Yak-3! Very handsome at la Ferté-Alais last year even though the Sea Fury stole the show.
    [EDIT] The P-38 was quite nice, too.
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    Damn it!

    Wanted to add Concorde, SR71 and Draken but they are all taken.

    The draken with SR71 flying together would be the most perfect combo evar.

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    As well as those already listed I've always like Soviet Bombers like the Tu-160 "White Swan" and although it was a flawed design I've always thought the Blinder was a real looker. Ironically it nearly got the ASCC codename of "Beauty!"
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    Strange, no body thinks Flanker is beautiful. IMHO it is one of the coolest looking ones, especially the one with canards. Some beautiful angles:

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XFi99Djub4...ki_russian.jpg
    http://sra4.ru/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/su34.jpg
    http://warfare.ru/0702ey70/update/se...r2011/su34.jpg
    http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/3...oisu30mki8.jpg

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    Flankers are really good looking, but they arent as clean and elegant like many others.

    As stated in a scientific post in the other thread there is a difference between being cool and elegant.

    The SR71, Draken, YF23 and possibly Spitfire are all very streamlined designs that are surprisingly clean.

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    PAK-FA is incredibly elegant looking in my eyes.

    Absolutely in love with the birds.
    http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/9098/rsz11rsz3807.jpg

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    FSW trumps delta wings.
    Go Huskers!

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    Flankers and Hornet have my vote for Gen 4

    But I do agree SR-71 and Draken can be the coolest of all time. However if KFX latest design do manage to become reality, this's can be considered cool too.
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    Thumbs up

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