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Designation Systems / Re: Canadair Designations
« Last post by Apophenia on Yesterday at 04:28:08 pm »
I suspect on that,in JAWA 1963 index a reference to CL-106  & CL-107,and also they mention CC-106
and CP-107 as anther designs ?.

Hesham: With "CL-106" and "CL-107", JAWA mistakeningly assumed that Canadair designation and Department of National Defence designations were directly related. They weren't (at least not in any methodical way).

CC-106 and CP-107 were strictly military designations for two of Canadair's Britannia-based designs. The CC-106 Yukon military transport was the Canadair CL-44-6 (4 x Roll-Royce Tyne 11s). The CP-107 Argus maritime patrol aircraft was the Canadair CL-28 (4 x Wright R-3350 TC18EA1).
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Fictional Warships - Novels
« Last post by Graham1973 on Yesterday at 03:07:54 pm »
Stephen Coonts, Cuba, 1999

United States

USS United States (CVN-???)
Nimitz Class Carrier
Details as per the real ships
Note:  Original name of 8th Nimitz Class Carrier. Launched as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) launched September 1996.

USS Kearsage (LHD-3)
Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship
Real ship, details as in service.

USS Hué City (CG-65)
Ticonderoga Class Cruiser
Real ship, details as in service.

USS Guildford Courthouse (CG-??)
Ticonderoga Class Cruiser
Details as per the real ships.

Note: Both ships are fitted with 'SM-2 Tactical Aegis Lightweight ExoAtmospheric Projectile' ABM missiles (Each ship carries 8).

USS Comte de Grasse (DD-974)
Spruance Class Destroyer
Real ship, details as in service
Note: This ship was decommissioned in 1998, the year before the novel came out. She was finally disposed of in 2006.

Unnamed
Two Spruance Class Destroyers

Unnamed
Destroyer, class not specified

Unnamed
Submarine, class not specified

Cuba

Unnamed
Gunboat, class not specified
No other details provided.

Plot summary: It is the day after tomorrow. As Castro nears death (In real life he died in 2008.), it is revealed that following the Cuban Missile crisis in the 60's the Russians had in fact installed several missiles on the island which they left in place, still in working order, their nuclear warheads have been replaced with powerful biological agents. As a vicious power struggle develops in Cuba over the succession, the United States finds itself forced to act to prevent their use.

Note: The author gives no clue as to just what year the story is set, so the 'near future' relative to date of publication rule applies in this case.
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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by steelpillow on Yesterday at 12:39:21 pm »
Cutaway Blohm & Voss BV-210, a Nazi tail-fighter project, designed by the firm Blohm & Voss powered by a BMW 003E1 axial-flow motor, its design was very advanced using splayed wings and horizontal stabilizers located on edge fairings Of leakage and pronounced negative dihedral, armed with cannons of 30 millimeters but also could be armed with other type of arms of smaller caliber, just as it could in the future carry the modern air-to-air missiles "X-4", its train Of tricycle landing whose nose wheel rotated 90 degrees to retract without interfering with the intake of air direct to the engine, the main wheels of retraian in a fairing under the fuselage designed for that purpose and that in turn allowed to store more fuel, even so Its radius of action was relatively short, thought for interceptions missions without leaving aside the possibility of facing the allied fighters, author Motocar with pallets of Peter Allen for flitzerart.

This cutaway does not look like the habitual B&V internal construction, but is more like a copy of what most other designers were doing. I assume that it is to a great extent fanciful, or, if not, what is its provenance?
For a start, the wing leading edge and main spar would have formed a steel D-section torsion box which doubled as the main fuel tank. This was how Vogt adapted his trademark cylindrical spar-cum-tank for a thin wing. Second, I would have expected the main air intake and wing transfer box to form a single integral sheet steel fabrication, from which the rest of the aircraft sprang. This was a feature of the subsequent designs. It took the structural loads away from the aerodynamic skinning and allowed large access panels with relatively few supporting ribs or stringers between them.
Otherwise, the overall form looks about right.
I'd like to know the provenance of the armament options too, are they genuine?
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Designation Systems / Re: Dornier Project Designations
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 11:04:22 am »
Hello guys,

many thanks for your contributions :D!

The Dornier P.350 reference was taken from Manfred Griehl`s "Jet Planes of the Third Reich". The newest list was taken from Volker Koos`s "Dornier, von den Anfängen bis 1945". This author is always well fundamented, so perhaps that suggestion, Hesham, relates to another medium bomber in that same series. I cannot tell you more.

Do guys have more data on this projects? I will post what I have in the "Early Secret Projects". See you there! Meanwhile, every new project is welcome here too ;).

Definitely it was a misprint and they meant P.250 ?,the series 300 was appeared after WWII.
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Designation Systems / Re: Canadair Designations
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 05:25:18 am »
Canadair CL-0 to CL-100 designation list
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Canadair CL-100 - CL-199 [not assigned]

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I suspect on that,in JAWA 1963 index a reference to CL-106  & CL-107,and also they mention CC-106
and CP-107 as anther designs ?.
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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on July 23, 2017, 07:16:56 am »
Trautman Roadair complete profiles including deployment of his wings, author Motocar and article published by Popular Mechanics december 1960.
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Modelling Forum / Re: B-29 model
« Last post by Tonton-42 on July 23, 2017, 03:00:46 am »

[/quote]

Hi !

Thanks Jemiba and Orionblamblam ! However I knew that drawings ! I also used of them for my draft. But I need something more accurate as a plan to know exactly the curve of the front of the fuselage (plans of coordinates), if that exists, because contrary to appearances, purity of lines does not rhyme necessarily with simplicity !

I drew the front view from the blue print and from the photos in AirTec on Superfortress

@+++

Tonton
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Fictional Warships - Novels
« Last post by Graham1973 on July 22, 2017, 05:49:16 pm »
Alistair MacLean, HMS Ulysses, 1955

United Kingdom

HMS Duke of Cumberland
King George V Class Battleship
Details as per the real ships
Note: One of the characters specifically refers to the ship as a battleship and while only the secondary armament is mentioned, only the King George V Class and HMS Vanguard used  5.25 inch guns as the secondary armament, hence this ship must be a King George V Class Battleship.


The Lion class too would had 5,25" DP-AA guns

Thanks for the extra info, that is interesting suggestion, but there is not enough information provided, so in this case I think it's best to play safe. I hope you find something in the pages of this thread worth illustrating.
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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on July 22, 2017, 04:53:15 pm »
Cutaway Blohm & Voss BV-210, a Nazi tail-fighter project, designed by the firm Blohm & Voss powered by a BMW 003E1 axial-flow motor, its design was very advanced using splayed wings and horizontal stabilizers located on edge fairings Of leakage and pronounced negative dihedral, armed with cannons of 30 millimeters but also could be armed with other type of arms of smaller caliber, just as it could in the future carry the modern air-to-air missiles "X-4", its train Of tricycle landing whose nose wheel rotated 90 degrees to retract without interfering with the intake of air direct to the engine, the main wheels of retraian in a fairing under the fuselage designed for that purpose and that in turn allowed to store more fuel, even so Its radius of action was relatively short, thought for interceptions missions without leaving aside the possibility of facing the allied fighters, author Motocar with pallets of Peter Allen for flitzerart.
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Fictional Warships - Novels
« Last post by Tzoli on July 22, 2017, 08:32:30 am »
Alistair MacLean, HMS Ulysses, 1955

United Kingdom

HMS Duke of Cumberland
King George V Class Battleship
Details as per the real ships
Note: One of the characters specifically refers to the ship as a battleship and while only the secondary armament is mentioned, only the King George V Class and HMS Vanguard used  5.25 inch guns as the secondary armament, hence this ship must be a King George V Class Battleship.


The Lion class too would had 5,25" DP-AA guns
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