View Single Post
      01-27-2020, 09:26 AM   #19
gjm120
Colonel
United_States
1312
Rep
2,148
Posts

Drives: 2013 128i
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: East Texas

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by flybigjet View Post
It's called "aerodynamics"?

The shape lends itself almost perfectly to commercial aviation, and with increases in computing power, materials fabrication, engine design and technology, anything other than a twinjet is dead.

And, comparing military aircraft? COMPLETELY different breed of cat-- their mission requirements are radically different.

A commercial airliner needs to have good overall handling capabilities, high cruise speed with stability, good low speed approach/handling characteristics (fail on the Max!), fit within the commercial aviation ground/taxi/handling footprint, and most of all, be cost-effective and efficient.

THAT'S why they all look the same-- it's a case of "function" over "form".

R.

Maybe they should put a big BMW/Lexus/Toyota/etc style grill on it. Now that would be cool!
__________________
E82 / BMWP Springs / Koni Yellows / M front control arms / Adjustable front endlinks / M rear guide rods / RSFB inserts / AT + paddles
vreihen162051.50