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AnthonyDunn – 20/06/2013 12:00 GMT : If the B747 and A380 are hideous, what is it that isn’t in your book?

Most other planes look fine to me. I can understand why people like the profile of the B747, but I don’t – to my eye it looks awkward, and the proportions are all wrong. But that’s just my opinion! I would challenge anyone, though, who thinks the A380 (livery issues aside) is a looker. I am sure there are good reasons for the nose being the shape it is (and, of course, there is a very good reason why the 747 looks the way it does – it’s because it was designed as a freighter!), but really, the A380 does look ghastly and I am amazed Airbus didn’t make some effort ot make it look better.

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