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Preferably pre-jet age preferable.
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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?
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>>1283513
thanks for the tiny pics asshole
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>>1283510
>Japan air lines
>Soviet flag on tail
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>>1284149
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.
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>>1284171

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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>>1284406

KLM also had a similar arrangement
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>>1283921
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.
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>>1285317
>crashes in Italian
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>>1285317
seriously the fuck?
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>>1285355

I saw the original at the EAA museum. It is even sexier in person.
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Got a few good ones, let me see
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>>1285373
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>>1285376
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>>1285381
Pic related wasn't all that uncommon back then, but have you ever heard of it?
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>>1285392
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>>1285394
B E E G
Really underappreciated imho, so I'll post it in here. Don't miss the nuclear powered NB-36H too!
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>>1285397
I know jets weren't preferred, but look at this thing! It's amazing!
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>>1285400
And some golden age of air racing stuff right here. The P.7 is a beautiful design, especially in colour
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>>1285405
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
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>>1285355
"Rudder authority? We don' need no steenkeen rudder authority!"
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>>1285400
Thunderbirds are go!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjUxlfMbdhs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodyear_Inflatoplane
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>>1285587
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>>1285262
>>1285268
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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>>1285619
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.
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>>1285786
Design clearly stolen from the Ki-61 Hien (Tony).

Clearly.
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>>1285786
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.
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>>1283510
I cant begin to imagine how loud that would be.
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>>1285317
>>1285355
>God left me unfinished
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>>1286161
>>>1285317
>>>1285355

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

https://www.flyingmag.com/pilot-killed-in-crash-bugatti-100p-replica
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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.
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>>1286157
Over 100 dB in the cabin
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>>1286593
>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
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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.
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>>1285996
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?
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>>1288874
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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>>1288874
Behold! PZL-15 Belphegor

There are many turboprop An-2 conversions, but those aren't pure jets.
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>>1283500
Vought F4U Corsair is p good
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Love the P-38 Lightning (Lockheed has always been pretty good)
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Dauntless dive bombers have always been babes, peak American aesthetic (besides older jet fighters)
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They called it "the flying tank", the good ol' Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik, iirc the most produced aircraft in existence. Stalin himself said it was p much as essential as air and bread for the Red Army
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I have an odd fascination with Japanese WW2 aircraft, I can't exactly pin down why
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Ki-44 Shoki
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P-47 Thunderbolt
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Kawanishi N1K Shiden
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>>1289081
whoops, sorry, here it is
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I like the Reppus, quite rare
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Messerschmitt Me 262 but Japanese desu
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flying pancake, the Vought V-173 (surprisingly easy to handle, according to Charles Lindbergh)
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>>1289078
It look a lot like a P-47 Thunderbolt, doesn't it?

>However, like most Japanese aircraft flown in the last part of the war, the low availability of properly trained pilots made them easy targets for experienced, aggressive, and well trained Allied pilots flying superior aircraft
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Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate
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>>1289087
P much lol. Also, have a rare treat, the Convair XFY-1
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The F6F Hellcat... *sips* now that was one good chubby fighter
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Katey
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Yeah, not so different from the Ki-44, the Ki-43 that is
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Done for now
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>>1289095 (et.al)
Many Japanese fighters of WWII were very beautiful in appearance. Thanks for posting these aesthetically-pleasing subjects.
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>>1289252
Aye, no problem. Post some yourself if ya want
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The Messerschmitt Me-163 "Komet" or "Kraft-Ei" (force egg) rocketplane interceptor.
Probably the fastest climbing fighter in WW2, reaching 10.000 m in about a minute depending on the version.
It was designed to start when bombers where intruding and reach them within 1-2 minutes after launch.
It had very little range, but a topspeed of over 1000 km/h, first reached in 1941.
The engine was always some variation of the Walther-engine, running on hydrogen peroxide getting pumped by a turbopump and reacting hypergolic with a catalyst, both where liquid and got injected into the reaction chamber. (cold Walther-engine)
Later versions mixed hydrocarbons to the catalyst to make use of the excess oxygen in the exaust. (hot Walther engine)
Further development meant giving it an additional reaction chamber and nozzle for cruise flight.
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>>1289496
C-Stoff is the replacement for the just catalyst Z-Stoff.
It consisted of:
>30% hydrazinehydrate
>57% methanol
>13% water
T-Stoff is the hydrogen peroxide solution consisting of hydrogen peroxide and a stabiliser to reduce self decomposition.
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>>1289497
>hydrazine
Did the Germans want to kill themselves?

I've seen this thing at the Udvar Hazy Smithsonian Annex near Dulles Airport in Virginia. It's rather amazing to think that they had advanced a lot of their rocket technologies at that point. It's contemporary was really the V2, which I've seen at both the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in DC and the Peenemünde Historic-Technical Museum in West Pomerania, which was where V2s were manufactured and launched from initially. They cleaned up the fuel for the V2, though, ethanol and hydrogen peroxide were used for it, but the problem the Germans had, was that the engineers kept drinking the rocket fuel, so they ended up having to use an additive to dissuade people from drinking the rocket fuel.
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>>1289530
While hydrazine and its derivates are indeed toxic as fuck, they only handled the fuel in protective suits.
Besides the toxicity of said fuel was the least of your concerns when flying these things.
First of all your oxidizer would eat away your flesh on contact, second of all your fuels where hypergols and start combustion up on contact and last but not least there is a fleet of bombers and fighters headed to you during launch.

During war time one tends to care more about effectiveness than about safety.
And to be fair it was a lot safer than the shit Sonderkommando Elbe did...
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>>1285400
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>>1289071
F
Little Prince
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The Budd BB-1 Pioneer was an experimental United States flying boat of the 1930s utilizing the Savoia-Marchetti S.56 design. Its framework was constructed entirely of stainless steel, using a newly patented method of welding that alloy.
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Beechcraft Bonanza made it's maiden flight in 1947.
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>>1286600
On the bomber, the airliner had A LOT of sound dampening inside the walls.
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>>1288957
Fallout Boy's aircraft of choice I see.
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>>1290139
Vault Boy? I thought you were talking about an irrelevant aught's pop punk band which confused me.

>>1283500
>>1283510
>>1283515
>>1285373
>>1285381
>>1289085
Nice
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Gotta have me some Deltoid Pumpkin Seed (aka Aereon 26). Helium-filled lifting bodies that only need a lawn-mower engine FTW.
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>>1291337
Not even on a dare. Looks like Tri-Pacer landing gear.
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The Naval Aircraft Factory SBN was a United States three-seat mid-wing monoplane scout bomber/torpedo aircraft designed by the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation and built under license by the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The landing gear was similar to that on the Brewster F2A Buffalo fighter aircraft. The SBN had non-folding wings with perforated flaps.
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Felixstowe F5L

The twin-engine F5L was one of the Felixstowe F series of flying boats developed by John Cyril Porte at the Seaplane Experimental Station, Felixstowe, England, during the First World War for production in America.

A civilian version of the aircraft was known as the Aeromarine 75.
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The Aichi B7A Ryusei (流星 Ryūsei, "Shooting Star", Allied reporting name "Grace") was a large and powerful carrier-borne torpedo-dive bomber produced by Aichi Kokuki KK for the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service during the Second World War. Built in only small numbers and deprived of the aircraft carriers it was intended to operate from, the type had little chance to distinguish itself in combat before the war ended in August 1945.
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>>1291621
Christ, what a terrible design. Another general-purpose mess which would end up achieving nothing if tried.

But then again, for Brewster, terrible design was par for the course.
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>The Feiseler FI-103 Reichenburg (almost certain I misspelled something) was the only pulsejet powered plane to carry a pilot. Based on the V-1 "Doodlebug", the Reichenburg was intended to replace the targeting system of the V1 with a pilot. For obvious reasons it never passed testing.
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>>1289530
gotta love the Udvar Hazy. Every now and then I make the trek out there and spend hours reading and ogling
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Interesting find here. A plane conceived to be exclusively a Kamikaze:

from Wiki:
>The Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi (剣, "Sabre")[5] was a one-man kamikaze aircraft developed by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in the closing stages of World War II in 1945. The Imperial Japanese Navy called this aircraft Tōka (藤花, "Wisteria Blossom").
>The controls were crude, the visibility terrible, and the performance abysmal. Tsurugi had very poor take-off and landing performance and could not be safely flown by anyone other than experienced pilots. There were fatal crashes during testing and training.[3] However new, better versions [3] with improved controls and better visibility were under intensive development. The Japanese High command had plans to construct some 8,000 per month in workshops all across Japan.

>The war ended before any flew in combat. Individually, they would have been rather inefficient weapons, but used in waves of hundreds or thousands they could have been quite destructive.
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>>1291498
But it weighs much less...that's the point of the helium. Not enough to make the entire plane lighter-than-air, but much lighter than it would be otherwise. That's why the tiny engine and gear.
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>>1284401
XB-19
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>>1289086
Do you mean Lindbergh the nazi jew ?
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>>1293612
Right. My comment about the Tri-Pacer gear was a separate thought - I just recognized them right off the bat.

"Not even on a dare" just expresses my abject horror at the prospect of ever trying to fly that paper-mache football.
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Japanese 4 engine bomber prototype. Only a few were built before the end of the war.
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>>1292539
The idea of using a fighter powered by a Argus-Schmidt Rohr isn´t exactly bad, but placing the pilots head that close to the engine sounds like it is going to be loud as fuck in the cockpit.
After reading into it a little I now realise how fucked up that thing was, it was not exactly an interceptor.
The pilot was supposed to go on collision course with the enemy bomber and jump out of the cockpit just before impact.
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>>1283510
>>1284171
>>1284406
>>1284695
I love all these codesharing and planesharing stories
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>>1294491
what are you even on about
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Focke-Wulf Fw 61 is often considered the first practical, functional helicopter, first flown in 1936.[1] It was also known as the Fa 61, as Focke began a new company—Focke-Achgelis—after development had begun.
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Even photos of it are rare.
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>>1292539
suicide runs might have been to much for the krauts to actually put into place but still they thought about it. Nips on the otherhand, had no problem killing their own
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Interesting carrier based prototype.
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>>1298933
Looks like something out of Crimson Skies, but 192X or something.
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What makes '30s planes so aesthetic?
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>>1285317
I saw something weird like this a few years ago at an airfield near Faversham in the UK. Wish I'd got a picture, never seen anything like it before or since apart from this pic
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>>1298970
>108th reply is a Bf 108
nice
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>>1294491
Have a (you) faggot
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>>1298970
Damn that's pretty.
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>>1288957
Cessnateur is that you?
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>>1300485
wouldn't the propeller be slowing it down after the rocket was engaged?
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b4 you reverse image search this be honest... when do you think this was designed and tested?????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9KptGvAVeM
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all time most aesthetic aircraft cumming thru

literally an amg euro-muscle car for the skies
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>>1300782
The production version is pretty ugly though.
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>>1300533
The He-112 had a variable-pitch propeller, the pilot would be able to set the pitch in a low-drag configuration.

This was THE plane to convince the world that planes wouldn't become unstable when the power was applied in the rear of the airframe btw.

>>1300782
Based 7.92mm.
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>>1289074
Soviet tactics seemed to consist of variations on the Zerg rush lol.
>>1289086
That's wild.
>>1289089
Is this the one that takes of and lands vertically?
>>1289092
thicc
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>>1293498
>Tsurugi had very poor take-off and landing performance
>landing performance
That's irrelevant, it was designed to be a one way ticket into the side of a ship lol
>>1300485
Neat, I never knew about this
>>1300780
Late 40's early 50's?
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>>1285587
>blimp plane
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I'm surprised nobody posted this badass plane yet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK8ydLY5QHQ
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Here's another race plane (a family really), the Percival Mew Gull. Fuck forward visibility.
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>>1289559
The bomber fleet's turret gunners and escort fighters were the least of your problems. Your biggest issue was that you were hurtling through the sky at 800 km/h, strapped to a corrosive bomb that was on fire.
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>>1288957
We've found it, at last, the ugliest plane ever conceived and built by man
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>>1289676
flying jet engine?
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>>1294447
that wingspan what the fuck
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The old hkp 9, a mbb bo-105 fitted with tow missiles, radar detection, cable cutters and some othe stuff.
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JRB 36 F

Docking clamps at the wing tips for parasite fighters. There was also another idea. It was to link 3 bombers together at the wing tips. Since it would form a huge wing and gain efficiency. Each bomber would carry a parasite fighter in the bomb bay. Each of those fighters would have a large nuclear tipped rocket.

The bomber "formation" would fly most of the way over the arctic to western Russia. Then release the fighters and turn around separated. The fighters would then fly further into Russia until they released the rockets. Then they were to turn around and fly escort for the bombers.
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>>1294447
That would have been sweet to fly
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>>1305755
Imagine being in that little jumpseat in the back. SHIT WOULD BE SO CASH
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>>1305825
man we came up with the craziest shit during the Cold War
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>>1305974
Automated nuclear powered cruise missle. That dropped nuclear bombs, exhausted hot radioactive gas, and then kamikaze into a city to spread radioactive waste everywhere. The doomsday weapon too extreme for the Cold War.
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>>1298302
>when suicide attacks resulted in less casualties then normal attacks
>when the Nips admit that by making planes for that
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>>1290137

It would still be uncomfortably lound.
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>>1300922
>This was THE plane to convince the world that planes wouldn't become unstable when the power was applied in the rear of the airframe
Didn't rear propellers already exist by then?
>>1305779
>cable cutters
Forgive this stupid question but what kind of cable cutters would be on an aircraft?
>>1305825
That's wild
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>>1305779
What are you smoking? Bo-105 isn't rare at all. Serial production ended in 2001, it is still one of the most common helicopters in ambulance and police use in Europe.

>>1306138
>Forgive this stupid question but what kind of cable cutters would be on an aircraft?
Ones that protect main rotor and landing gear from getting stuck on power lines. Kinda good idea with helicopters when those are used almost exclusively for low altitude flying.
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>>1306076
and don't forget-
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>>1306214
Next fallout game should be based on flying around on that.
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>>1306155
Thanks for the explanation.
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>>1288957
i'm just gonna expand poland can't into space into poland can't into aerospace now
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>>1290091
based fork tailed doctor killer
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>>1306767
Kek
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>>1290091
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yHTpGog0IY
Thanks based Bonanza.
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>>1306138
>Didn't rear propellers already exist by then?
They did, but the way that they were mounted usually meant that the aerodynamic drag of the airframe would keep it stable. In this case the place where the thrust originates (literally the most rear part of the plane) caused a lot of concern that it would rip the airframe apart due to perceived instability of this (at the time) unusual thrust location.
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>>1285786
>>1300485
>>1300782
>outperforms the 109B in every notable aspect
>RLM decides nah because the 109 is already in production
>tfw never got to see a DB 605-equipped 112
It hurts bros
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>>1309019
Talking about the Bf 109, here's the very first prototype powered by a Rolls-Royce Kestrel, such a happy little plane.
I really like the look of early 109s in general. It does look better with inverted engines though.
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>>1309508
While I'm at it here's the first He 112 also powered by the british engine.
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>>1287685
>Dewoitine

That's a name I haven't seen since I got my first Jane's book as a wee lad in 1992.
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>>1288957
It was designed to be a crop duster but was too expensive and complex for farmers.
Rumor has it that it could also be used for chemical warfare.
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>>1309592
It sounds like the cover story was crop dusting and its real purpose was chem warfare
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>>1306766
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PZL-230_Skorpion
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>>1309675
>Number built: 0
Now that's a rare plane.
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1937 reportin in
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>>1310135
>over 9000 built.
>remained in serial production until early 70's.
>rare
Beechcraft model 18's are still around as light transport and general aviation planes.
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This work of art.
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>>1310828
>the main twin-engine, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II.

>rare
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>>1310837
In the sense of how many actually survived the war, none in flyable condition, id say its rare.
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>>1309675
straightoutta ace combat
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Most homebuilts, really.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6avwmfW8-JA
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>>1285392
Czech version of the Me109, using semi-random parts they found lying around the factory. So, one more variant of history's MOST produced aircraft...i.e. opposite of "rare."
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It was designed to hunt U-boats in the East Coast of America. It arrived too late and the program was cancelled. One example was ever built and later scrapped. The Navy had a plan to extend it's range by catapulting it from sea barges.
>"The solitary sea ranger never flew a combat mission"
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Supposed to be a carrier-independent strategic bomber but then nuclear submarines happened.
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>>1311711
The Mach 0.9 at 5kft part is cooler.
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Gorgeous airplane. Too bad it was wrecked by its creator and his inability to deal with an engine-out scenario.
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>>1311836
>4 blade, contra-rotating Hamilton_Standard's
>twin-row radials
>twin boom fuselage

HNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG
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Intended o explore high speed high altitude flight, the X-3 was one of many aircraft crippled by the useless Westinghouse engines and only one of the intended three prototypes was built
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>>1311985
However, the X-3 was instrumental in gaining an understanding of inertia coupling, so it did make a significant contribution to experimental flight.

Plus, looks cool as fuck.
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>>1311855
>twin-row radials
Four row radials.
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A super secret program with little oversight. It went way over budget and was finally killed off by Dick Cheney. Four senior naval officers were forced into retirement over the fiasco. The cancellation also meant massive layoffs at both General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas. Everything to do with the aircraft was destroyed. Very few pictures exist of the A-12 Avenger II
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Be-200

Amphibious short haul airliner/water bomber. 15 total built. 1 in Azerbaijan, the others in Russia. China, Chile, and an American firefighting company want them too.
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>>1312622
"Very few pictures exist of the A-12 Avenger II"
You can get your own, by walking up to the mockup in a public park, and taking your own picture.

"After years of being in storage at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (formerly General Dynamics) facility in Fort Worth, Texas, the mockup was transported to Veterans Memorial Air Park adjacent to Meacham Airport in north Fort Worth in June 2013.[21] (The park was later renamed Fort Worth Aviation Museum.]) "
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>>1312370
THAT'S A BIG RADIAL
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>>1312622
>Everything to do with the aircraft was destroyed. Very few pictures exist of the A-12 Avenger II
Rare ultra-classified Albanian spy satellite image of the A-12. People died to get this information.
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>>1312929
4 U

28 cylinders isn't that much. Pic related. Zvezda M504B2 diesel engine, 56 cylinders in 7 banks, that is 8 row radial. It had slightly smaller 42 cylinder version, M503, that was more common. IT was used tons small surface combatants like torpedo and missile boats in commie countries as main power plants and in larger warships as backup power plant. Funniest version must have been M507, that was two M504's coupled to single damn gear box, 112 cylinders of communist engineering.

Best part is the most common installation, two bottom cylinder banks had to reached from under the oily bilge water. Imagine adjusting the valves, blind just based feeling the fucking things. Guess what kind of bullshit junior engineer nco's had to deal with.
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>>1308447
>look mom I posted it again!
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What happen if I try making a looping or an immelman with an ultralight at 2000ft? may i die?

btw: i've already done more than 100 looping in acrobatic planes
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>>1311711
What's with the inward canted engines?
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>>1312370
I'd hate to be the mechanic working on that thing. It's amazing the wasp exists at all.
>>1312929
>4U
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>1312929<
>People died to get this information.<
that's google earth, fucktard.....
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>>1313776
The wings have a lot of anhedral, so the intakes have to be as close as possible to the fuselage to be high enough for minimal spray ingestion. Problem is, with the engines straight, they'd scorch the fuselage with the afterburners going.
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>>1285317
>>1285355
It´s not the only french attempt with that configuration, but I think the arsenal VB10 was better designed.
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>>1311814
>The Mach 0.9 at 5kft part is cooler.

pshh
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>>1313993
Anything can go fast when there's almost no air.
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>>1313995

This is exactly the opposite of true
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>>1313998
Mach numbers are fucking weird.
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>>1313998
It´s true, unless your engine needs air to work.
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>>1313993
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>>1313904
I wonder how that offset thrust affects its flight characteristics.
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>>1314772
It had some sort of stability issue which they fixed by changing the tail iirc (but what big jet from that era didn't?), but otherwise idk. Bomber flight plans don't require all that much maneuvering, especially once they figured out bay mechanisms that didn't require nuclear bombers to IMMEDIATELY SHARP 180 after drop.
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>>1310843
>This cope
Why can't you people follow the rules? Like posting your favorite plane? Fine, go start a thread for that.
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>>1315161
but my fav IS rare, fucktard.
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>>1305825
Not the first wonky B36 idea either. We tried making a Transport cargo version that could also have a tanker offshoot
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>>1285373
>>1289079

The XP-72 it's a p-47 with a 28 cylinder radial engine and fucking massive turboscharger behind the pilot
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>>1316647
They also wanted to make a twin inline prop version
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The B-42 Mixmaster, 2 built
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>>1316704
(Actually XB, it was a prototype.)
And her daugjter, the XB-43 Jetmaster. Also only two built.
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>>1312622
>Everything to do with the aircraft was destroyed. Very few pictures exist of the A-12 Avenger II
Tell it to the guy who bought surplus parts at auction, then sold the canopy on ebay for 600k
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>>1316647
>turboscharger behind the pilot
How was that thing plumbed? Must have been a nightmare.
>>1316704
Are my eyes deceiving me or does that thing have a tail pointing downward? I can't imagine it landing in that configuration.
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>>1316808
it´s obvious that the rear bottom is there to work as a skid to prevent the propeller from hitting the ground.
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>>1285355
Dios mio...
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>>1316818
That thing must have handled like a wet sponge. The jet probably worse.
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>>1316831
it was supposed to be a bomber like a dehavilland mosquito, but keeping the engines in the fuselage should give it a better roll rate, at least.
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>>1316808
>How was that thing plumbed?
Intake duct and exhausts under cockpit, carburetor intake ducts around the cockpit. The turbo and its intercooler are about as big as the engine and the engine isn't exactly small. Intake duct is big enough for man to crawl in.
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>>1316705

Why does this look like some weird inbred siamese cousin of the B-25?
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>>1316710
>sold as a SR-71 component
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We coulda been training in INTERESTING looking Cessnas the past few decades, rather than C-152s that won't catch any attention unless they're on fire. Oh well...
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>>1300780
Murricans can't into flying wings
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>>1318834

There was the Atlantica BWB before the accident...
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>>1316859
no dumbass, that's just to cause it to pop up in searches that might have interested viewers.



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