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Show me impressive experimental aircraft.
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Boeing YC-14
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>>1258558
>Trotsky
>socialist elite
imagine knowing this little about history
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>>1258571
Not difficult at all to imagine.
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>>1258713
it's called ironic subversion ;)
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>>1258484
>ramshackle death trap built based on blueprints stolen by soviet spies
>impressive
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>>1258858
>>1258859

'sup, Alex Jones
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>>1258859
>$95k per year
>Rich
Pick one.
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>>1258908
Keep ranting nonsensically, faggot.
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>>1258940
>>1258909
>>1258908
>>1258903
>>1258901
>>1258859
>>1258858
>>1258849
>>1258846
>>1258558
Back to >>>/pol/ where this discussion belongs. We just want to post cool photos of expiermental planes.

This French tailsitter prototype looks pretty whacky!
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>>1258942
Thanks anon you’re doing the lords work. Looks the french we’re trying to do a live action version of “A Trip to the Moon” with that one.
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>>1258903
That's between two and three times the median US salary, sound pretty rich to me.
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Soviet Glider to air drop tanks into the battlefield
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Sikorsky S-72 "X-wing"
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>>1258484
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>>1258543
What combat roles would this aircraft have fulfilled?
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>>1259579
STOL transport aircraft, when tested it could carry a fully loaded M60 tank
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>>1259411
damn that's really cool, Crazy ass soviets
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>>1258742
Underrated post.

>>1258487
Fuck, I had a poster of this on my wall as a kid, but it was a technical drawing. Never actually seen one, it's amazing.
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>>1259089
Yeah but the median includes all those people in flyover states where you can buy a house for $40k and a lot of kids working in fast food and stuff. $95k is middle class, lower middle if you're talking about a place like NYC or San Francisco where salaries are much higher and cost of living is much higher.
>>1259441
How could anyone possibly think that's a good idea?
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>>1258484
Lifting bodies look weird
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>>1258742
The real deal
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what kind of communist makes something as bourgeois as a fucking concorde??

oh yeah because socialism creates even bigger inequality than a normal pareto distribution.. (only stalin and lenin get to be comfortable)
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>>1261401
Actually, the Tu-144 was very uncomfortable, loud and constantly vibrated from gate to gate. It was so loud, you couldn't even hear the person beside you speak.
The cost of the short lived supersonic service from Moscow to Astana was only 50 roubles, the same price as the regular subsonic flight.
The main reasons why the Tu-144 was withdrawn from service only months after introduction was that it:
1. Burned too much fuel for the price, making it incompatible with the planned economy
2. Carried too few passengers from Moscow to Astana. The train cost about 10-20 roubles depending on the class, and not many people would be traveling anyway
3. Safety of the aircraft was in question from day one. Since the Tu-144 incident at the Paris Airshow which caused the cancellation of many Concorde orders, the Tu-144 was never reliable and suffered from constant system failures and the planes spent more time being repaired on the ground than they were flying.
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>>1261420
Due to some Soviet shitty plane and some amerifats we stuck on speeds lower than 1 Mach.
Thank to those niggers, transatlantic takes fucking forever
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>>1261428
Foolish America, no match for mighty Iran
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>>1261767
>pitch up
>engine intake stalls
>wings mean power off stall recovery is impossible
It's like they want to kill their pilots.
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>>1261781
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>>1258484
>concorde
>experimental
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>>1261874
Except that is soviet abomination.
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>>1261781
allah will protect them
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>>1259579
Was aimed at replacing the C-130
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>>1262279
This thing was actually kind of scary to me. Up until I found out about it I assumed it was pretty much impossible to invade America due to the delay caused by ocean travel and the limits of planes + radar etc.

This motherfucker could hold something like 1000 troops for rapid fucking transport. If you built a few dozen of these man-bombers you could expedite an invasion force of like 50,000 elite spetsnaz troops to take over a harbor/cause chaos while the real invasion force was underway. It would be impossible to spot these things on radar too.

The negatives were real but not enough to make me think it was worthless.

Shit that could derail these things:
1. difficulty in perfecting the design and mass producing them in secret.
2. spys + intel
3. rough seas (IIRC they cant fly higher than rough seas)
4. satellite images

But yeah... less than 8 sleepy hours and you could land significant troops across the ocean and get your tip of the spear in place. Mr Yamamoto was right about a gun behind every blade of grass but organizing resistance civilian or military in <24 hours would be hell even today. Meanwhile those shock troops would raise all kinds of hell.
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>>1262287
this motherfucker was designed to kill aircraft carriers
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The first manned heavier than air flight in 1893 by Otto Lillienthal (pic kind of related from 1895)
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>>1262295
Pretty sure it was designed to efficiently move cargo - tons of other planes can place supersonic missiles more efficiently.

https://www.wired.com/2011/06/ekranoplan/ on page 4/12 it mentions it was "capable of carrying up to 900 soldiers". IIRC when I first heard about this the Russians intended to scale the design up even more to use it as an invasion craft. Something it would do extremely well. Most countries would get first warning like 3 minutes before those motherfuckers hit shore. take the number of aircraft X 500-1500 (depending on gear and if they scale up the design) and you have your primary invasion force which would make Operation Overlord blush.

Yes the men would lack the ability to resupply but just like the British commandos in the St Nazaire Raid you could use them to tie up or destroy enemy radar/antiair/antiship systems while a larger invasion force makes landfall.

I'm not saying it would be a good idea that would always work... but it might.
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>>1258701
Should've built our own Area 51 for that thing instead of basically announcing to the Soviets to come spy on it.
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>>1262512
Two seperate models.
>>1262279 is the transport
>>1262295 is the attack craft

Basically the ekranoplans were experiments to see if novel technologies could undermine the US navy. Those are missiles on top of the hull of second pic. The intent is to quickly get into range of the fleet, fire all the missiles, and quickly get back out of range.

I do agree that the transports are more scary.



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