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The World according to Richard Klaus..Trains, Planes, Cars, Wales,Scotland.

One more post on the 747-8

Just in case there was any doubt about the new 747-8 being possibly the prettiest big airliner ever. Case closed.

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June 23, 2010 Posted by | Aircraft, Airline Stories, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

747 called A-380s ugly Cousin?

Some time ago, I ran across a blog where the newest version of the Boeing  747 was referred to as the Airbus A-380s “ugly cousin”.

I submit photos of both, you decide.

OK the A-380 is bigger, but wow.

The 747-8 photo I found is of the freighter prototype that will be tested then delivered to Cargolux.  I my humble opinion the freighter with the classic 747 upper deck is by far better looking the it’s passenger carrying stablemate the 747-8 Intercontinental.

How anybody could prefer the looks of the Airbus, I can’t understand. I mean this is real Corvette verses Mack Truck stuff.

And really, 25 years from now. Which plane do you think will still be flying?

Hint:  There are still first generation 747s, most now converted to freighters in the air at any given moment.

I’ll be expanding this post in a day or two. Just got to get some head to head figures for the two planes. Yes the Airbus is bigger, but you might be surprised by the “Seat mile costs” of both.

As always comment away.

Just a quick additional note:  If it’s possible I’m going to be in Everett, Washington for the “First Flight” next month. Will know for sure once the date is set.  If so I’ll have a ton of photos of the event.

December 31, 2009 Posted by | Aircraft, Airline Stories | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

B-29 “Boxcar”

Boxcar

Boxcar


Just another photo from the Wright Patterson museum.
For those of you that don’t know. This is the aircraft that dropped the second atomic bomb on Japan, pretty much ending World War Two.
As with most of my aircraft photos, if you should like the huge file to print from, just let me know. Their free.

January 16, 2009 Posted by | Aircraft, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Air Force Museum B-58 photo

Just wanted to share this photo I took at the USAF museum.  Thought it came out pretty good.

Enjoy, and if you should want a giant file to print let me know.  It’s free of course.

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Aircraft | , , , | Leave a comment