Re: Douglas DC-5

Date:         29 Nov 97 03:24:26 
From:         "Walter E. Shepherd, K2ZPA" <>
Organization: The Aerospace Corp.
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trevfenn wrote:
> Walter E. Shepherd, K2ZPA wrote:
> >  (I have always thought that the A-26 was one
> > of the most graceful and genuinely "pretty" aircraft to ever grace our skys...
> > the Consolidated Vultee PBY Catalina would rank as one of the most graceful
> > and genuinely "ugly" aircraft... but equally admireable).
> I agree with your thoughts on the A-26 but I think the ugliest ever built
> would have to be the A300ST that Airbus is currently building to fly large
> aircraft components around.

If you read my post carefully, you see I said the PBY was "graceful and
ugly"... If I had said "ungainly and ugly", then I'm with you 100%. The A300ST
and assorted predecessors in the "Guppy" line are the champs on that score.

--Walt Shepherd