360 Degrees of Aviation

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:29 pm

It was made jointly by both Northrop and McDonnell Douglas. The latter had produced DC-10s for 17 years then.
For some reasons I like the DC-10. A lot.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Crazypilot » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:28 pm

Another version of the DC-10, the KC-10 is used as a refueling aircraft by the USAF.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:56 pm

That aircaft was powered by the General Electric CF6, the same engine family that was selcted to power the first Airbus A300.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Nath » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:01 pm

The Aircraft replacing the A300 in the American Airlines fleet is the 787
Eventually, American plans to replace the Airbus A300 with the Boeing 787, a new aircraft that has faced substantial delays. American expects to take its first 787 in the second half of 2013.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:54 am

Boeing had plans to make America's first supersonic jet some 30 years ago, the 2707. It was canceled in the 1970s.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Seagull » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:57 am

Another supersonic passengerplane, but this one entered service and was active for almost 30 years.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Flake » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:23 pm

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May I present, the Tupolev Tu-144. It didn't have as much success as the concorde, but hey...
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Seagull » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:02 pm

Yes, its an awsome plane. I was inside one in a museum, I loved the cockpit.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:02 am

Tupolev also made the Tu-160, one of the more mainstream Russian bombers in the ww3 server.
It is currently the largest heavy bomber in active service, but only around 35 were built.
It is also currently the world's largest combat vehicle, largest supersonic aircraft and largest aircraft with variable sweep wings. :lol:
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Nath » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:24 pm

Another Tupolev supersonic bomber is the TU-22M. It's damn awesome.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:19 am

One of Tupoelv's earliest success was the Tu-2. It played a major role during the closing stages of WW2 as a light bomber and even saw service in the Korean War.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Cobalt09 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:17 pm

Following the use of radial engines, there were turboprops. The Topolev Tu-91 was powered by a turboprop engine.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:16 am

Another aircraft produced with a turboprop engine is the Pilatus PC-12, manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:28 am

Also, a regional airliner and famous turboprop-er, appearing in many FSX vids throughout youtube.
The Cessna 208 Caravan.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:49 am

Cessna also made the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, rather famous (in my mind at least) for being an underperforming aircraft but great for training.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Nath » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:28 pm

On the other end of the scale for Cessna Aircraft is the Citation X
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by TheJuli » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:35 pm

AW Man dat citation is sooo amazing!

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:59 pm

Another business jet is the Gulfstrean VI.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by MrFunnybone » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:23 am

Don't forget the classic Learjet family, another private/business jet. Image

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:44 am

Learjet is now a subsidary of Bombardier. Bombardier also made the CRJ200.
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