February 2018

The Boulton Paul P 111

by Daniel Russ on February 26, 2018

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  The Boulton Paul P 111 was created to be a small jet powered combat aircraft. It had a Rolls Royce Nene engine and a Martin Baker Ejection seat. It featured a thin 45 ° delta wing with a single rear vertical stabilizer. All the control surfaces were powered, not levered. It had a crash […]

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The Model 48 Charger

by Daniel Russ on February 22, 2018

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    From Wikipwedia:   General characteristics Crew: 2 Capacity: 6 paratroops in utility/cargo bay[8] Length: 34 ft 10 in (10.62 m) Wingspan: 30 ft 1.25 in (9.1758 m) Height: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m) Wing area: 216 sq ft (20.1 m2) Empty weight: 4,457 lb (2,022 kg) Gross weight: 10,460 lb (4,745 kg) Fuel capacity: 258 US Gallon (977 L) internal[8] Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada T74-CP-8/10 […]

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Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52

February 18, 2018
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  Armstrong Whitworth ‘s laminar-flow flying wing development was featured 4 engines and a massive 120 foot wingspan. They began with a 1/3 scale  AW-52G glider. It first flew on 2 March 1945. This plane was cancelled but the company was funded for two new prototypes.  The first Nene-powered aircraft flew on 13 November 1947 […]

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New Art For The Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender

February 14, 2018
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      The Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender was a  US 1940s Uprototype fighter.  It competed with the Vultee XP-54 . It was the a request from the US Army Air Force that asked designers to eschew the typical and show unconventional thinking. it specifically allowed for unconventional aircraft designs. A highly unusual design for its […]

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What Aircraft Is This?

February 9, 2018
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        This rendering is obviously a British heavy bomber, circa WWII> It has six engines, a wide wing fixed back and a canards under the cockpit. Looking for ID help. respond in comments please.         Related Posts:The V-173 Became The XF5U, Or Flying Flapjack. America’s First Near VTOL Plane.The […]

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The Unfettered Cruelties Visited Upon Germans After The War.

February 4, 2018
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  When we see films of concentration camps, when we see human skeletons standing there in front of the mocking of victorious Germans soldiers, when we see piles of bodies, tossed upon each other like cord wood, it’s easy to believe the Germans for the most part got away with the crimes. When we see […]

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