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What Aircraft Is This?

by Daniel Russ on 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 Sanders Roe SR.A1 Or “Squirt”. A Fighter That […]

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V-173 Flying Flapjack   . The V-173 Or Flying Flapjack  . The V-173 Or Flying Flapjack.  . Engineer Charles Zimmerman was wondering why the entire plane could not be a wing. He was faced with drag problems at the tip end of small stubby wings created by high aspect wing ratio configuration. So he had […]

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The Sanders Roe SR.A1 Or “Squirt”. A Fighter That Didn’t Need A Carrier.

July 22, 2012

    The SR.A1 was a prototype jet powered sea plane/fighter. The idea was to use the ocean itself around British military assets, particularly in the Pacific, as away to launch air defense or reconnaissance flights when carriers were unavailable. In May of 1944 the three prototypes were commissioned. They mimicked the fuselage of a […]

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The Lockheed X-7. The Flying Stove Pipe.

March 27, 2012

    In 1951 Lockheed built this ramjet test bed for the United States Air Force. The X-7, or Flying Stove Pipe was launched from the bottom of a B-50 or a B-29. The Rocket assist slung under the thin and long fuselage was ignited and that propelled the jet to about Mach 1.5, feeding […]

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The Bell X-2, The First Plane To Go Three Times The Speed Of Sound.

February 24, 2012

The Bell X-1 broke the sound barrier. Although highly advanced , the United States was still looking to develop another test bed that would go even faster and solve problems with flight at higher speeds. The first problem that needed to be solved was the thermal barrier. Extreme heat resulted from the friction in transonic […]

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The Hunting H.126

April 6, 2010

The Hunting H.126 was an X plane designed and constructed in the United Kingdom. The idea here was to test the aerodynamic qualities of blown flaps. This is the only aircraft built. It once was tested in the US, but now sits in an aircraft museum in Cosford, England. It was a plane built only […]

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The Amazing Number Of Experimental Nazi Aircraft.

March 13, 2010

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