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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:35 PM
it would have been really fun :

http://www.voughtaircraft.com/photos/images/1234_18.jpg



http://www.voughtaircraft.com/photos/images/1234_08.jpg



http://www.voughtaircraft.com/photos/images/1234_09.jpg



http://www.voughtaircraft.com/photos/images/1234_10.jpg



http://www.voughtaircraft.com/photos/images/1234_11.jpg


alas, its first flight was in 1948, even though its design began in 1942...

http://www.voughtaircraft.com/y40-50/html/prod_40.html

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:35 PM
it would have been really fun :

http://www.voughtaircraft.com/photos/images/1234_18.jpg



http://www.voughtaircraft.com/photos/images/1234_08.jpg



http://www.voughtaircraft.com/photos/images/1234_09.jpg



http://www.voughtaircraft.com/photos/images/1234_10.jpg



http://www.voughtaircraft.com/photos/images/1234_11.jpg


alas, its first flight was in 1948, even though its design began in 1942...

http://www.voughtaircraft.com/y40-50/html/prod_40.html

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:44 PM
look dumb to me.

big flat piece of metal with 2 gigantic prop.




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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:48 PM
it's a STOL fighter.... and you know what? this thing can't spin /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

have a look at the vought website, under V-173 and XF5U, it's really interesting...

i knew this prototype long before, but i didn't knew that vought had an historical section on their website, very complete...

if only others should do the same...

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:52 PM
The "flying pancake" Vought XF5U has NO chance against this two planes. I am sure. Oleg will bring them in one of the next AddOns /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

http://www.luft46.com/jgart/jglor-1.jpg



http://www.luft46.com/mrart/mrvto-4.jpg



++ 88.IAP_Manuc ++

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:53 PM
C6_hoarmurath wrote:
- it's a STOL fighter....

are u trying to say VTOL?
if no, wad is STOL?

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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:56 PM
STOL = Short Take Off and Landing

++ 88.IAP_Manuc ++

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 03:16 PM
The first Luftwaffe plane looks like something from Thunderbirds - why did they think engines on the end of the horizontal stabiliser was a good idea?

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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 03:35 PM
Great. Buck Rogers in the Eastern Front.

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 03:40 PM
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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 05:00 PM
Suddenly Crimson Skies doesn't seem so outrageous. BTW, the one screen says "Lucasfilms". It has to be a screenshot from "Secret Weapons Over Normandy". Did you link to the site, or are you a NDA breaker?

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/research/p39s.jpg


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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 05:37 PM
OMG THEY MADE IT!!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

I remember endless hours spent playing SWOTL... Lawrence Holland and Lucasfilm together agin, that's wonderful. I didn't know. Just watched the trailer, I know that it will be arcadish and Crimson Skies like (well, CFS3 is also, but has slighter worse graphics... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif ), but I also know that I will love it!!!

Just can wait... FB (patched, damn UFO AI /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif ) when I'm serious and then SWON for relaxing... Is it a dream?

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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 09:16 PM
the flying flapjack was an extremely fast and manueverable aircraft. May look dumb to some but you would be suprised at its effectiveness, I seen the xf5u fly at an airshow at tereboro many years ago, strange aircraft

http://www.aerofiles.com/vot-v173x.jpg


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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 09:30 PM
Looks stealthy too.

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 01:43 AM
especially with the super yellow paint job.

heh. that WOULD be fun to fly.

Know what I want to see, tho?

I have no link, but I read about the experimental vertical takeoff/short landing aircraft designed by USA for carrier use . . you stood it up on its *** like a rocket, and its engine produced enough power to just muscle its way airborn . . . and the pilots seat was mounted with the ability to rotate: so the pilot could be rightside up when the plane is doing its verticle thing and also when its normal flying.



However, it had horrible handling and never made it out of testing. So it goes.


The engine was enormous.

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 02:14 AM
Aflak wrote:
- especially with the super yellow paint job.
-
- heh. that WOULD be fun to fly.
-
- Know what I want to see, tho?
-
- I have no link, but I read about the experimental
- vertical takeoff/short landing aircraft designed by
- USA for carrier use . . you stood it up on its ***
- like a rocket, and its engine produced enough power
- to just muscle its way airborn . . . and the pilots
- seat was mounted with the ability to rotate: so the
- pilot could be rightside up when the plane is doing
- its verticle thing and also when its normal flying.
-
-
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- However, it had horrible handling and never made it
- out of testing. So it goes.
-
-
- The engine was enormous.


He he, then after a half loop and a roll the pilot will end up facing backwards /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 04:45 AM
I bet that this yellow BLUP was realized withe the "help" of the german aircraft designers after the war.
For sure.
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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 06:41 AM
You are wrong Von Dave

"In 1941, Vought began building a low-power, full-scale demonstrator of wood and fabric construction, the V-173 (Bu. No. 02987), first flown on November 23, 1942, by Vought test pilot Boone T. Guyton. Other than test pilots Guyton and Richard Burroughs, the V-173 was also flown by Charles Lindbergh. In some 200 test flights, the V-173 proved Zimmerman right, having a low stall speed, relatively high maximum speed considering the powerplants, and being impossible to stall or put into a spin.

Based on the success of the V-173, the Navy ordered two XF5U-1 prototypes (Bu. Nos. 33958/33959) in 1944. The airframes were completed in August, 1945. An interesting innovation as the use of "metalite" for the skin, a sandwich of balsa between two layers of aluminum. Unfortunately, it wasn't until 1947 that the special articulated propellers were delivered. Tethered tests were performed in Connecticut, but plans to flight test the F5U's at Edwards AFB (delivering them via the Panama Canal) were canceled in 1948, the Navy having lost interest in propeller-driven fighters"

http://www.netaxs.com/people/ebailey/xf5u.html


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Message Edited on 07/05/0305:42AM by Heuristic_ALgor

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 06:46 AM
DAVE?!?!?!?
Anyway thanks for the info./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 03:27 PM
np Von Zero Dave /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif

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Message Edited on 07/05/0302:29PM by Heuristic_ALgor

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 03:30 PM
My name is not DAVE!!!!.
I'm a romanian and my name is Cristi!
Where did you get DAVE from???

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 03:32 PM
I am a HAL9000 computer.

I call everyone Dave. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 05:26 PM
In the 1870's the Prussian navy built two round ships
capable of shooting in all directions.
Unfortunately they just spun around all the time.

Too good they were in time for ww2. Any modeller interested?
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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 09:38 PM
Ah, the old Flying Flapjack. I heard that version had a top speed of 500MPH. Is that wrong?

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