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Well, I have to go with the A340 as the most beautiful. With its graceful, tapering wings, it most reminds me of a bird in flight. I like the triple seven as well - but its more of a bull dog than a graceful raptor, more low slung with those hungry, monster turbofans. It embodies power; the A-340 embodies grace. Just my thoughts. Colin

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I'd say the Concorde :)

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Well, no one has yet to name this... DC-8. Especially the late in the model life when it got stretched really really long. Very beautiful aircraft to me.Same for the A340. I guess it's the balance of long fuse with 4 engines that attracts me.Takehiro NakamuraFFX/SGA

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Difficult this....But I do love the A340 (preferrably in SAS colours)The big jumbo also is special to me.And most beautiful GA plane: Saab Safir - no doubt about it :-)

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I'd have to say either the Lance air series, Cirrus', 20 series Lear. They look like there speeding when there sitting on the ramp.

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Airliner: A319/320/321Helicopter: MH-60K PaweHawkGA: Piper Seneca V

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Old: L-1011 in Eastern or Delta colorsNew: A330 (go to Airliners.net and search for a rear or front view of the A330...simply graceful!)

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A330/A340 series.I also like the 777. Boeing got something right. ;)

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I figure I would through my 2 cents in, for airliners the 757 and L-1011. Commuter aircraft ATR-72.Cheers,Mike

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Any of the heavies. We don't see them very often here.JimCYWG

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Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune in the old midnite blue color scheme

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Concorde!!!!!Captain Jonny, flying Concorde

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WWI: Albatros DVa, Fokker Dr.I TriplaneWWII: FW-190, Ta-152Cold War: F-104, F-4Airliners: Always beloved becouse of Nice memories: DC3, B707, B727nikolas vegas/athens/greece

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Concorde and the Avro Vulcan. Unfortunately, we will only ever get to see one of these aircraft in flight. It's a wonder those idiots at Airbus can make any sensible decisions at all :-fumeChris Low.

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Have to agree on the L-1011, and 707.....especially in old Cathay Pacific colours :)The 727 in Lufthansa mid '70s colours holds a special place in the heart as it was the first plane that I ever flew on.....an excited kid going to Frankfurt for a two week schools-exchange programme; I loved every second of that flight...take-off was breath-taking; just suddenly feeling and seeing the ground fall away so fast and then seeing London unfolding below me! Aahh! Marvelous memories :) Much as I enjoyed my stay with a truly wonderful and generous family, in a fabulous house (the father was a professer at Frankfurt University, and loaded!!), I couldn't wait for the plane ride home!!That trip cemented my love for aircraft...I'd watched them enviously so many times before...most notably thte Cathay birds from my time in Hong Kong several years before, from the terminal roof-top and viewing area at Kai Tak. (The family and I had travelled by ship both to and from Hong Kong as it was cheaper than flying!! Even though it took six weeks! Six weeks of luxury in a floating 4-star hotel...hmmm!!)Sorry...I digress!!I also agree whole-heartedly with the suggestion of Spitfire; a wonderfuly elegant warplane, and one musn't rule out the BF 109...it too had a sort of waspish beauty...kind of vicious looking, but still elegant in a way!On the 707 idea, I love seeing the KC-135's and E3 AWACS variants that regularly pass over my house and locale, going to and from RAF Mildenhall....there's still an immense grace about this huge, lumbering grey, fuel-tank flying overhead!!

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The Lockheed Constellation, with the Boeing 727 a close second.Lewis "Moose" GregoryColumbia, South CarolinaDVA 1427/Solent 644

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For me it has to be that old classic the Vickers VC10...........but then again I am a child of the 60s:-)

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1. L-1011 in Delta widget colors2. Almost any B7523. Almost any CRJ2

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Military: B-52, key symbol of US Cold War might, After 50 years, still going strong.Followed by: B-2, mostly because my grandpa worked on develping the paint for it.Honorable Mention: KC-10, Giant gas station in the sky. Nice looking plane.Civil: DC-10, Shame these beautiful aircraft arent in service as much as they used to, there should be more tri-engined planes.Followed by: 747-200, If it is good enough for the President of the United States, it must be a good aircraft.Honorable Mention: 707, Revolutionized air travel, plus it has been Air Force One before. Most Ugliest Military: A-10, That is one ugly hogFollowed by: Every non tanker KC-135 variant, they just are ugly the only accessory that belongs on that airframe is a refueling boom.

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Old: Connie, hands down!New: Beechcraft Duke ..... sex on wings!Don

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Hi,I like Concorde very much, very sleek, a superb shape!!Otherwise, I like the 330/340 series and the 767!!Cheers,Francois

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Old Commercial: DC3 :(New Commercial: B737NG, wub'erOld Millitary: P51New Millitary: F16Old GA: C172, older versionNew GA: I'm stuck between the SR20/SR22 and the Beechcraft Bonanza A36.... Thats a tie there.

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