I’ve seen multiple posts here and elsewhere on the internet claiming that some of these planes are ugly abominations, but I happen to like the aesthetics of them. Why do people criticize these aircraft so much?
- Shorts Skyvan
This one is a small, short-range cargo/passenger aircraft. (for those of you who don’t know) I like its angular, robust appearance, but I guess that opinion isn’t universal.
- Airbus A320 (and derivatives)
Although I’m 100% a Boeing fanboy, I don’t find this family of planes to be obscenely ugly, and I begrudgingly admit that they are fully capable competitors to the 737. However, the rounded nose and sharklets aren’t easy on some people’s eyes, as many posts here and elsewhere say.
- Boeing 737 NG
(Shown here with optional “split scimitar” winglets) I really like the bulky and somewhat angular aesthetics of the 737 series. Also, aircraft with split scimitars look especially sharp with the aerodynamic modifications.
- Boeing 737 MAX
Not much has changed appearance-wise from the NG series, but the AT style winglets are enough for some to say that this is an ugly aircraft.
- Antonov AN-72/AN-74
This is a utility jet developed by Russian aerospace company Antonov. The first thing I noticed about it was the peculiar engine mounts above the wings. Some people, however, aren’t exactly fans of this structure.
What do you think? Do you also believe that these planes get too much hate? Or do you believe that these planes are on the lower end of the spectrum for looks?