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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 03:53 AM
looks like the plane will restart its test flying very soonhttp://www.stormbirds.com/project/images/update_11_1_03b.jpg


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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 03:53 AM
looks like the plane will restart its test flying very soonhttp://www.stormbirds.com/project/images/update_11_1_03b.jpg


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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 03:55 AM
wow

your job isnt to die for your country...its to make the other guy die for his

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 07:23 AM
tenmike do you know where the video is of the 262 breaking its nose gear on its first flight? I had it from stormbirds but no longer have it on my hdd and was looking for it again but cant find it. If you know I would love a link to the footage along with the first flight.

Thx if you can help out

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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 07:38 AM
Looks incredible,but too bad the only flyable 262 is a trainer version. Also it has GE engines,doesn't it?

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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 07:45 AM
LeadSpitter..the links are still at sormbirds scroll down updates page to jan 18 or 01 feb 2003 http://www.stormbirds.com/project/general/updates.htm

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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 07:47 AM
necrobaron.. yes ge engines ...stormbirds is trying to make 5 of the 262 here http://www.stormbirds.com/project/general/profiles.htm

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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 08:28 AM
Oh,I thought this was a retoration project. I didn't realize they were replicas. Nevertheless,I'd love to get my hands on one of those!/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 08:44 AM
The ME-262 shown, was it modeled after a trainer or a nightfighter version?

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 08:52 AM
Me 262 B-1c Two-seat trainer variant ....Q5: I remember reading that several of the new aircraft were going to be convertible between a single-seat and two-seat configuration. Wasn't the fuselage lengthened on the original two seaters? How has the Me 262 Project handled this?

A5: The pure Nachtjaeger variant (B-2a) was to have been lengthened by nearly four feet; however there is no evidence that this model ever saw serial production or wartime service. In fact, aside from two known prototypes, the A-2a never really existed as a viable instrument of war. Thus, we have made no attempt to duplicate this particular aircraft.

It is also worth noting that our pattern aircraft (B-1a) was never equipped as a night fighter, despite many postwar photographs showing it wearing a false antenna set. This plane (werknummer 110639) was one of 15 dual-control training aircraft modified under contract by the Blohm und Voss company and was apparently used for pilot training with NAG 6. This research is ongoing.
NOTE:NOTE: The "c" suffix refers to the new J-85 powerplant and has been informally assigned with the approval of the Messerschmitt Foundation in Germany. During the war, all operational Me 262s were "a" models, which signified installation of the Jumo 004 engine. Experimental "b" models used the BMW 003 powerplant, leaving "c" as the next unassigned letter.



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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 09:51 AM
I have read the book Messerschmit ME 262, Arrow to the future written by Walter J. Boyne and on page 134 it has a picture of a ME 262 B-1a/u. This aircraft is part of the S African National Museum of Military. Also on page 126 it shows Fritz Wendel crawling into a ME 262 A-1a, that the caption says is fitted with Lichtenstien S.N.2 with its Hirschgeweih antennae array. On page 41 it shows a captured ME 262 b1a two seat trainer with a collapsed nose wheel and engine fire. I don't know if you have had the chance to read this book. But I had allways presumed that the nightfighter was real. Thanks for the information.

Hawgdog
11-03-2003, 03:20 PM
Didnt the tow hook up to under the nose inside the wheel door? Not on the cross member of the axle?

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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 03:55 PM
there using different engines cos the originals where crap basicaly.
low engine life, often cupput, the stuff we know from ingame/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 04:21 PM
Hawgdog wrote:
- Didnt the tow hook up to under the nose inside the
- wheel door? Not on the cross member of the axle?
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Nope. To the axle of the nose gear. There was cables to the main gear to take the strain of the weak nose gear.

see pg 655 of "262" Vol. 3


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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 04:31 PM
and they have working kettenkrad!? How cool is that? I'd love one of those. Is anyone making them?

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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 04:54 PM
To Hawgdog,
No, they towed the ME-262 from the front wheel. As stated from the book [Arrow to the Future] pg 66.
Caption from picture of ME-262 being towed.
Towing the ME-262 was not something to be taken lightly. Unless the correct tools were used, the nose gear could collapse.