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Old 5th Feb 2021, 18:48
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The Accountant flew, just didn't attract any interest...
It certainly did:


Although the Accountant was a failure, several features from the design were used in the Hawker Siddeley 748.
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Old 5th Feb 2021, 18:55
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Actually, the 787 is named the "Dreamliner" - the "Dreamlifter" is the modified 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter (LCF) that's used to haul the large bits of the 787 to the final assembly location.
Whoops - fingers typing while the mind was drifting...
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Old 5th Feb 2021, 19:37
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In Botswana, the Setswana term for the male appendage is polo. Not very amusing if you've got that particular VW model.
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The Airbus HQ in Blagnac has postcode 31707
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 10:11
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A number can't be copyrighted where as a name can, hence we had the BMW 323 and the Mazda 323.
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 11:51
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
It certainly did:


Although the Accountant was a failure, several features from the design were used in the Hawker Siddeley 748.
It used an unusual “segmented” method of constructing the pressurised fuselage, which gave it that peculiar break-line behind the cockpit. Supposedly intended to save weight, the method proved unsuitable for production runs.
The only success was in getting one of the first personalised registrations G-ATEL for Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd.
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 12:15
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Good looking plane, silly name.
Princess Flying Boat could be a derogatory name for a female minor royal.
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 14:02
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Originally Posted by eckhard View Post
It used an unusual “segmented” method of constructing the pressurised fuselage, which gave it that peculiar break-line behind the cockpit. Supposedly intended to save weight, the method proved unsuitable for production runs.
The only success was in getting one of the first personalised registrations G-ATEL for Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd.
I read somewhere that this particular nose shape was intended for the freighter version with a swing nose (see here: Aviation Traders ATL.90 Accountant - passenger).
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 14:23
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Well, not aircraft, but a lot of race cars incorporate the manufacturing year in the name. I used to race Van Diemen Formula Fords, and the models were RF-XX, for example, RF- 90. RF was for the the company founder, Ralph Firman, and the the XX was the model year. I think some of you down in Oz can figure the Van Diemen part out.
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 23:01
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Maybe al this is true, but there should be an International Rule (tm) that the higher the number, the better (or at least more recent) the product is

Not so with Cessnas, or at least the 400 series as I think the 411 came first, and then the 401, 402 etc ... though I'd have to look it up. Something like that anyway
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 09:31
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Think the bigger Cessna twins went something like 411, 401, 421, 402, 414, 404, 441, 425... Plus the 407 that was a stillborn civvy version of the Tweet.
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 10:38
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So when do we get the Boeing Infinity?
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 10:53
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I thought Peugeot had managed to copyright/trademark all X0X numbers for cars?
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 11:37
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Originally Posted by spitfirek5054 View Post
So when do we get the Boeing Infinity?
I think we are beyond that...
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 11:58
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I thought Peugeot had managed to copyright/trademark all X0X numbers for cars?
Fiat 500 ?
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 13:37
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Must have been for X>0 ????
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 14:06
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Wonder if the Renault Clio started off as the CL10. I fancied Nicole in the Clio ads.
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 18:10
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I've always imagined the A380 got its number from 800 pax - and its influence was such that everything else had to have an 8 in it if it could - A330-800, B737max8, 747-8, 777-8, 787-8
'8' is supposedly a 'good luck' number in China. At least officially, that's why the 787-8 was so designated (and I suspect that's why the 747-8, although there were 747-500 and -600 configurations that never made it past the concept stage).
The 737-800 was just the next number in line (after the previous -100,200,300,400,500,600, and -700 (which were all built). The 737 MAX simply kept the same leading number ie. -8 is the same size as the 737-800, and the -9 is the same size as the -900.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the 737 numbering is that the 737-500 is smaller than the -300 and -400. It's one of the fell aircraft with that being the case - usually higher numbers indicate bigger (I still remember back when the 767 was launched - when I told people what I was working on they would say something like 'They're building something bigger than the 747?')
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 19:57
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Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
Wonder if the Renault Clio started off as the CL10. I fancied Nicole in the Clio ads.
Estelle Skornik. A Pole. I saw her in something recently, she has aged better than the Clio.
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 20:25
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I read somewhere a long time ago, that the A380 got that name because of the fuselage's cross section; it is a bit like a figure 8 because it resembles 2 cylindrical bodies stacked one on top of the other. Which also apparent unsuitability for a freighter version.
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