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I just got my copy yesterday. I haven't read it yet, but it looks like a nice book. There are lots of drawings, both three-view and detail. The photos include interesting detail views and some in-flight shots of I-16s practicing hook ups with the bomber. There are color profiles, but they are small and not all that enlightening.The English is a bit rough in places, but not unreadably so.I'm happy.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: British AST-412 light aircraft
« Last post by ursrius on Today at 11:10:22 am »
AST.412 was eventually fulfilled by the Embraer (Shorts) Tucano. Other competitors on the final shortlist were the Norman Firecracker. Australian Aircraft Consortium (AAC) A.20 Wamira II and the Pilatus PC.9. Flight lists a full list of contenders here: https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1983/1983%20-%202009.html?search=AST 412
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It was a private venture designed as a successor to the company's successful Dragon and using features from their less successful Express
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Avro Pre-1945 Projects
« Last post by Schneiderman on Today at 09:23:20 am »

Or maybe un-interested designs for Brabazon Committee,
No, the Committee did not specify any new flying boats, only interim machines from converted Sunderlands
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Early Aircraft Projects / De Havilland DH-89 Dragon Rapide Competition ?
« Last post by hesham on Today at 08:57:00 am »
Hi,

can I ask if there was a competition led to develop the De Havilland DH-89 Dragon Rapide
or not?,as I remember,the Westland submitted a rival concept,a twin engined eight seat
monoplane Project ?.
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Aerospace / Re: KFX Korean Indigenous Fighter programme
« Last post by Mach42 on Today at 08:54:26 am »
Some left out slides due to attachment limit.

Also, to not make a competently content-less double post, here is the projected size/volume of the KF-X's IWBs. (Last Attachment)

The GBU-30 is a typo, we're talking about SDB-1s. I'm guessing (More hoping) that 6 purpose made BVRAAMs with folding fins may fit inside, but I'm not that enthusiastic about the chances.
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Aerospace / Re: KFX Korean Indigenous Fighter programme
« Last post by Mach42 on Today at 08:46:39 am »
KF-X Development continues. The agreed upon strategy of 4 Classifications of development item procurement (determined by analysing Technology levels and vendor interest) continues.
  • Complete Korean Development and Production
  • Korean Development (Korean IP) with Foreign Technical Assistance
  • Korean Licensed Production (Non-Korean IP) of Foreign Systems
  • Direct Import of Foreign Products
http://cesa.aero/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=199:cesa-signs-a-contracrt-with-emk&catid=28:noticias&Itemid=31
http://cesa.aero/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=200:kfx-arrestor-hook&catid=28:noticias&Itemid=31
http://ir.triumphgroup.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=61870&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2250831
http://texstars.com/texstars-to-develop-canopy-and-windshield-transparencies-for-the-kf-x-fighter

The latest iteration of the KF-X is the C107 design which has lots of little aerodynamic improvements and has gone to F-22 style vertical tails over the previous F-35 style ones. (The nose IRST is also a big change)

Further images @ this blog:
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Aerospace / Re: General Atomics P46 'Avenger' UAV (Predator C)
« Last post by TomcatViP on Today at 08:44:01 am »
nah...
Too good, too far, too early.
Generally a LM'Skunk Works syndrome* ;)

*Quick quick, a double shot of Airbus green matter!
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Avro Pre-1945 Projects
« Last post by hesham on Today at 08:43:22 am »
This is a York fitted with a flying boat bottom, and therefore very similar to the 1943 Saro S42 project which was had a new Saro hull fitted with Lancaster wing and tail. Both were speculative designs I suspect, perhaps something shown to the Brabazon Committee in the hope that they may be included in their recommendations

Or maybe un-interested designs for Brabazon Committee,also we cana sk about Avro-686,and
if it was  submitted to a specification or not ?.
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