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Preferably pre-jet age preferable.
Tupolev Tu-114

Start with a Bear and make the greatest turboprop airliner in the world. All because Kruschev was embarrassed to show up to world leader summits in converted military cargo planes.
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This big fella.
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Would a description of each plane be appreciated by people?
thanks for the tiny pics asshole
>Japan air lines
>Soviet flag on tail
That was a joint venture between Aeroflot and JAL in the 1950s and 60s. JAL flight attendants would work on an Aeroflot TU-114 for Tokyo-Moscow. The idea was to entice Westerners to buy tickets going from their Western cities to Asian cities. It brought in foreign capital and the Soviet Union could use this to make their country look better.
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I only have this picture of a model

>The XB-19 project was intended to test flight characteristics and design techniques for giant bombers. Despite advances in technology that made the XB-19 obsolete before it was completed, the Army Air Corps felt that the prototype would be useful for testing despite Douglas Aircraft wanting to cancel the expensive project.[citation needed] Its construction took so long that competition for the contracts to make the XB-35 and XB-36 occurred two months before its first flight.

Only Soviet pilots could fly over the USSR during that time (even friendly Warsaw pact airlines flying to Moscow had to have a Russian engineer) flying over Siberia is the most common flightpath to the far East nowadays. This was a 60s attempt at it. Tokyo to Europe via Moscow. Russian pilots with Japanese cabin crew.

Bizarrely JAL crews still enjoy visa exemptions to the Russian Federation as a 50year hangover of this idea.
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KLM also had a similar arrangement
very much so
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>The Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk is a light 1930s biplane fighter aircraft that was carried by the United States Navy airships USS Akron and Macon. It is an example of a parasite fighter, a small airplane designed to be deployed from a larger aircraft such as an airship or bomber.
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>The Model 100 had an unusual inboard mounted twin engine arrangement driving forward mounted contra-rotating propellers through driveshafts.The aircraft also featured a 120 degree V-tail arrangement and retractable landing gear. The construction was mostly of wood, with sandwiched layers of balsa and hardwoods, including tulipwood stringers covered with doped fabric.

If you love, you lose.
>crashes in Italian
seriously the fuck?

I saw the original at the EAA museum. It is even sexier in person.
Got a few good ones, let me see
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Pic related wasn't all that uncommon back then, but have you ever heard of it?
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Really underappreciated imho, so I'll post it in here. Don't miss the nuclear powered NB-36H too!
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I know jets weren't preferred, but look at this thing! It's amazing!
And some golden age of air racing stuff right here. The P.7 is a beautiful design, especially in colour
And I'll finish off with a personal favorite of mine: The XF2R Dark Shark, beautiful design, too bad they never accepted it into service
"Rudder authority? We don' need no steenkeen rudder authority!"
Thunderbirds are go!

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The inter-war period is so fucking cool, they really tried everything, especially the Italians.

Everyone here should watch Porco Rosso and Kaze tachinu if they haven't already, Miyazaki is obsessed with 30's aircraft.
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I love pusher canard designs, it's a shame the technology of the day wasn't able to overcome their inherently complex flight characteristics.
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It was one of four aircraft designed to compete for the 1933 fighter contract of the Luftwaffe, in which it came second behind the Messerschmitt Bf 109. Small numbers were used for a short time by the Luftwaffe and some were built for other countries, around 100 being completed.
Design clearly stolen from the Ki-61 Hien (Tony).

I'm a big fan of the BF 109 - especially because of the shape of the nose cone, but damn that thing looks pretty good too.
I cant begin to imagine how loud that would be.
>God left me unfinished

I wish I could have seen the replica before the crash.

Germans must have have had a hardon for weirdest possible designs.

>The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu ("Eagle Owl") is a German twin-engine, twin-boom, three-seat tactical reconnaissance and army cooperation aircraft. It first flew in 1938 (Fw 189 V1), entered service in 1940 and was produced until mid-1944.
Over 100 dB in the cabin
>posting that instead of the other plane they considered
they had the same engine as the FW-190, (BMW 801a with 1538hp) a higher build priority so the FW (which uses 2 argus As-410 engines @459hp per) was chosen instead
The I-16 only claim to fame was serving in the Spanish civil war for the Republicans and they were destroyed in great numbers during the early days of the operation Barbarossa.
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>In August of the same year, after some negotiations with the French government, three fully armed D.371s arrived in Barcelona, piloted by the mercenary pilots M. Poulain, René Halotier and Henri Rozés. They saw action as escorts of a bombing raid against Talavera de la Reina, Toledo that destroyed the headquarters of General Juan Yagüé. These three D.371s had successfully defended their bombers against the attacks of six German Heinkel He 51 biplane fighters - an older-design aircraft with inferior performance.

>The Squadron España operated with these aircraft until the arrival of the modern Polikarpov I-15 and I-16, at which time the three Dewoitine 371s were withdrawn from the front and continued as training aircraft. However, they reappeared later in some squadrons and one is known to have flown with the 71 Fighter Group by the Yugoslav (Slovenian) volunteer pilot Josip Križaj. All Dewoitines left were practically destroyed after having been bombed by the Legion Condor aircraft in the airfield of Bañolas.
I hope you are trolling
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>The Fiat CR.42 Falco ("Falcon", plural: Falchi) was a single-seat sesquiplane fighter developed and produced by Italian aircraft manufacturer Fiat Aviazione. It served primarily in Italy's Regia Aeronautica both before and during the Second World War.

>The Fiat CR.42 was a robust and relatively clean single-seat biplane fighter aircraft; in spite of the biplane configuration of the aircraft, it was a modern, "sleek-looking" design, based around a strong steel and alloy structure. The CR.42 was furnished with fixed main landing gear, the legs of which were attached to the underside of the lower wing stubs; both the legs wheels were enclosed within streamlined fairings for aerodynamic reasons.[9] The upper wing was larger than its lower wing, a configuration known as a sesquiplane.[2] The aircraft proved to be exceptionally agile in flight, a characteristic which had been attributed to be a result of the fighter’s very low wing loading. The very strong structure of the fighter enabled pilots to perform virtually all manoeuvres.[11] Shortcomings of the CR.42 included its slower speed in comparison to monoplanes, and a lack of both armour and radio equipment.[9]
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quick question for planefags, why did nobody make a jet-powered biplane?
Biplanes were needed to lift planes with very little thrust off the ground by doubling the lifting surface.
With jets, that's not needed and other than that, it only offers disadvantages (mainly higher drag).
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Behold! PZL-15 Belphegor

There are many turboprop An-2 conversions, but those aren't pure jets.

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