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Which aircraft would you prefer to use?

  1. Convair Coronado (7 votes [8.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.97%

  2. Voted Boeing 707 (35 votes [44.87%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.87%

  3. Douglas DC8 (26 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. Tupolev TU-104 (6 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  5. Other (4 votes [5.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

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Douglas DC8 or Boeing 707:

 

 

Anyone have experience with these 2 types and how they compare for profitability?



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Boeing 707 because it can do a barrel roll



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Convair 880 because hipster


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707 cause Boeing's mastar race!


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Economically speaking, DC-8-50 vs. 707-320B is in favor of the 707 due to its greater load at a similar range. Slightly earlier, DC-8-10 vs. 707-120 is pretty much a draw but the 707 has a lot more range. All other 707 and DC-8 versions are worse than those four models in terms of fuel burn and range, so unless you like rolls-royce or something, forget about them, although they are fairly similar.



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Convair because screw your mainstream



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Yeah RJW not much choice at this time all of them are slow to be produced considering. Have to buy both to get rid of old Props or some props.



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B707C or 707B - Less fuel flow, more seats, greater range. 



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My 2 cents, the boeing in this list but the tu114 and Yukon smoke all of them for profitability once you consider maintenance and fuel.



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Firstly, 707 is better in my experience although I choose DC-8s half the time. Secondly, CL-44s and Tu-114s are extremely unrealistic, as safety restrictions have banned them in many countries and they are propeller driven. I would pick a trip on a DC-8 before any others. But then again, I don't know anyone flying Cl-44s or 707s :P . Ignoring that both are spammy.

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My 2 cents, the boeing in this list but the tu114 and Yukon smoke all of them for profitability once you consider maintenance and fuel.

Lol Yukon and tu114 do rip B707 apart


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Cl44 production dates incorrect, they are taken from WIKI, deliveries began in 1961 and were completed by january 1965. (google any production lst or the ADQ+ database) The 1971 date is most probably the delivery of the last J conversion.

 

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Cl44 production dates incorrect, they are taken from WIKI, deliveries began in 1961 and were completed by january 1965. (google any production lst or the ADQ+ database) The 1971 date is most probably the delivery of the last J conversion.

 

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If we are speaking IRL I agree with the earlier comments, the DC-8 and 707 series are still flown worldwide, both mainly in a military role anymore.  The CL-44 was notorious for engine problems and the TU-114 is the civillian version of one of the greatest aircraft ever made.  So I would have to stand behind the three aircraft still in service, but for game purposes, the yukon and tu-114 are profit machines.  Only time I replace them is when the 747 comes out.



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Cl-44s are extinct I believe. Not sure about Tu-114s, but I do know that a charity in Ireland charters DC-8s to bring livestock out to East Africa as aid, never seen it on FR24 though <_< .



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Cl-44s are extinct I believe. Not sure about Tu-114s, but I do know that a charity in Ireland charters DC-8s to bring livestock out to East Africa as aid, never seen it on FR24 though <_< .


I believe neither the CL-44's predecessor nor the CL-44 itself are still active, considering their rarity, low comfort and age. There are, however, a small number of DC-8 flying, primarily as freighter or VIP aircraft and mostly in Africa and South America. The 707 is even rarer in commercial service and those that remain airworthy only fly very little, yet many governments operate the 707 and derivatives, especially the US forces. The Tu-114 has ceased operation like the CL-44, but the Tu-95 remains a backbone of the USSR's strategic bomber fleet. I suppose if you really wanted a Tu-114 today, you could use old Tu-114 and maintenance parts of the Tu-95 and build yourself a new, airworthy one.

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I voted 707, but it's really a draw. It always depends how you use those planes, and some DC8's beat 707's hands down in certain situations.



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DC 8-50 has an smaller quantity but an bit more range while 707 has bigger quantity and an bit smaller range.Use both.But i would say 707 is more profitable.



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Firstly, 707 is better in my experience although I choose DC-8s half the time. Secondly, CL-44s and Tu-114s are extremely unrealistic, as safety restrictions have banned them in many countries and they are propeller driven. I would pick a trip on a DC-8 before any others. But then again, I don't know anyone flying Cl-44s or 707s :P . Ignoring that both are spammy.

TU-114 Was only replaced because the USSR did not want to fall behind the west in jet transport.  Of the 84 planes built they carried over 6 million passengers in their 12 years of service, without a single flight accident, only 2 airframes were ever lost, 1 due to the ground crew not properly plowing a runway, the wingtip hit a snowbank and the #'s 2,4 props hit the ground causing the aircraft to slam into the snow on the side of the runway, over half the passengers survived.  the only other one lost was due to a maintenance mistake.  someone pulled the wrong bolt out of the front landing gear bay, the load on the remaining bolts was too much and the gear gave. this dropped the planes nose to the concrete and cracked the main spine of the aircraft.  Until the IL96 many aeroflot officials believed that a further development of the tu-114 would have been superior to the IL-62, and also that the tu-114 was so profitable and reliable that the entire fleet would have benefitted keeping them around.







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