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This is for the strike weapon. The Air to Air program study that they are funding is referenced on the previous page.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Dassault Etendard Prototypes and Projects
« Last post by Petrus on Today at 01:42:26 pm »
Here is the early drawing to Dassault Etendard VI (formally Mystere XXVI)

If I am not mistaken the drawing of the early variant of Mystere XXVI project comes from Jean Cuny's "Les Avions de Combat Francaise" (which I unfortunately do not have). Elsewhere on the Internet I've found a scan of the page from that book with this drawing. The 'design initiale' of Mystere XXVI seems very interesting: its armament is apparently not mounted in a bay behind its cockpit (as in the actually built prototype) but instead the guns (two cannon?) are placed in its nose. My impression is it seems that the nose could have been detached and replaced with a nose containing recce cameras.
So I wonder what Cuny has written on the early version of the project in his book. Any input would be appreciated.

Regards,
Piotr
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: What the heck is this?
« Last post by lark on Today at 01:31:29 pm »
Looking the rather simple support,its perhaps a glass fibre construction
in an attempt to represent the Ohka..
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: What the heck is this?
« Last post by shaba on Today at 01:25:07 pm »
it looks like early allied interruptions in recognition books which were probably based on eyewitness reports
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Here a colour drawing of the DF-113 by the artist Rob Parthoens at baroba.be.
Rob did also some artwork for Scott Lowther aka Orionblamblam.
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Naval Projects / Chinese semi submersible arsenal ship
« Last post by collins355 on Today at 12:44:22 pm »
Lots of chatter over the last few days about a newly revealed Chinese R&D project that may be moving ahead for a semi-submersible high speed arsenal ship.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Polikarpov I-16 - origins and development
« Last post by hesham on Today at 10:57:53 am »
Many thanks to you Iverson.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Polikarpov I-16 - origins and development
« Last post by iverson on Today at 10:39:21 am »
The second picture looks like a rigid-towed glider for pulling a torpedo. It uses the I-16 Type 24 rather than the Type 5, so I'd guess that it is a naval project from a later period in the war. But I have no actual information on this one.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Polikarpov I-16 - origins and development
« Last post by iverson on Today at 10:35:42 am »
The first picture is the projected I-16SPB-BRAB-500, a 1940 variant of the I-16 Zveno dive-bomber carried under a TB-3 four-engined bomber. Operational SPBs were armed with two 250-kg bombs carried under the wings outboard of the undercarriage attachments. The navy wanted a variant capable of carrying a single BRAB-500 armor-piercing, antiship bomb. (Les chasseurs Polikarpov, Herber Leonard, Docavia, 2004)
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