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SECUDUS
05-04-2004, 11:14 AM
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05-04-2004, 11:14 AM
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ELEM
05-04-2004, 11:40 AM
I've got that book! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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SECUDUS
05-04-2004, 11:54 AM
Ah, but have you got Volume 2?

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05-04-2004, 12:34 PM
No.

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Prof.Wizard
05-04-2004, 01:41 PM
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LeadSpitter_
05-04-2004, 11:06 PM
It would be nice to have a jet for each nation, british meteor, russian i-300 prototype with the bmw 262 engine.
And the italian Italian Camproni.

1941/12/01 jet plane 1st to fly - Italian Camproni-Campini -130 mph

http://history.acusd.edu/cdr2/WW2Pics/82226.jpg

alot of people think the germans invented the jet with the me262 they just refined the italian invention

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ImpStarDuece
05-04-2004, 11:19 PM
I have often wondered why there hasn't been more agitating/whining/whatever for the Meteor. The MKI saw service against the V-1s shooting down 11 in 2 months. Sure it kind sucked as a fighter, it was big, slow and rolled like a B-29 but its still the first Western jet to see combat service (late 44 i believe).

The Mk III with the more powerful Derwent engines, lengthened fuselage and (in some cases) clipped wings was a better bird. About 210 were produced and they saw brief service in earlt to mid 45 Holland and around Antwerp particularly for patrolls against me 262s and V-1s.

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MB_Avro
05-05-2004, 10:12 AM
Nice post Secudus again !!

Interesting to note that the Meteor held the world speed record in 1945 at 606 mph and also saw action in WW2.

Oleg has expressed a desire to include this aircraft as an addon.We wait and see.

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MB_Avro

GerritJ9
05-08-2004, 03:28 PM
Adolf Galland flew both Me262 and Meteor extensively- the Me262 during WW2 and the Meteor post-war in Argentina. He considered the Me262 to be superior as far as handling was concerned, but was full of praise for the Rolls-Royce engines fitted to the Meteor.

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05-09-2004, 07:24 AM
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Bremspropeller
05-09-2004, 12:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
It would be nice to have a jet for each nation, british meteor, russian i-300 prototype with the bmw 262 engine.
And the italian Italian Camproni.

1941/12/01 jet plane 1st to fly - Italian Camproni-Campini -130 mph

http://history.acusd.edu/cdr2/WW2Pics/82226.jpg

alot of people think the germans invented the jet with the me262 they just refined the italian invention

http://img14.photobucket.com/albums/v43/leadspitter/newsig.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Leadspitter, you'd better check GOOGLE for a plane called He 178 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

If you do so, you'll find out that this lovely bird already flew in September 1st 1939.

http://www.ccbirding.com/thw/id/peregrine2--hwi.JPG
Da B&Z bird !

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Luftkillier
05-09-2004, 12:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
It would be nice to have a jet for each nation, british meteor, russian i-300 prototype with the bmw 262 engine.
And the italian Italian Camproni.

1941/12/01 jet plane 1st to fly - Italian Camproni-Campini -130 mph


alot of people think the germans invented the jet with the me262 they just refined the italian invention
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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p1ngu666
05-09-2004, 02:01 PM
think there was a jet biplane that flew before WW1
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LeadSpitter_
05-09-2004, 09:51 PM
http://www.airventure.de/historypics/he178.jpg

interesting looks like migs stole the design somewhat like the nose and engine design http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I guess its just italian propaganda saying the Camproni Campini was the first flyable jet.

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Zeke-pl
05-17-2004, 01:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bremspropeller:

Leadspitter, you'd better check GOOGLE for a plane called He 178 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

If you do so, you'll find out that this lovely bird already flew in September 1st 1939.

http://www.ccbirding.com/thw/id/peregrine2--hwi.JPG
Da B&Z bird !

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Bremspropeller: As far as I remember from a book read about German experimental planes, it first flight was in 28 August 1939 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif - but it may be just differences in sources... Another thing - lately I saw short program in "Pioneers of flight" on Discovery about jet propelled plane before I WW; could be from Romania or Italy, I'm not sure. It had problems with airflow around engine, but has flown...

gombal40
05-17-2004, 03:27 PM
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Henri Coanda was a far sighted Romanian artist/designer/engineer who came up with the idea of powering a flying machine with a turbo fan instead of the normal propeller. The idea is very similar to the turbo fan used on the huge Rolls Royce jet engines we see on most large jet liners today. The big problem Henri faced though was that there was no engine available to give the turbo enough power to 'blow' the aeroplane into the air! As a result the aircraft never really flew, although it is said that it did get into the air before it crashed and burned. That was the end of the first 'jet' aircraft, and it wasn't until 1939 when Ing Secondo Campini persuaded the Italian aircraft manufacturer Caproni to build the N.1, to test his theory of turbo jet propulsion. But I am sure we can justly call Henri Coanda the 'forgotten father of jet aircraft.' Coanda went on to become a successful designer of aeroplanes for the Bristol Aircraft Company as well as having his name put to one of the fundamentals of jet fight, namely the 'Coanda effect'. I wonder what his thoughts might have been if he could see the sleek airliners of today pass over his head
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