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Video  "Straight Up: The Story of the Bell XF-109"
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Late '50s Avro Canada Projects
« Last post by MaxLegroom on Today at 11:37:56 am »
According to this other PDF file, the source for the list provided above by Apophenia is a 280-page book by Jim Floyd entitled THE AVRO CANADA C102 JETLINER and published by Boston Mills Press, Erin (Ont.) in 1986. (ISBN 0-919783-66-X.CIP).

This must be a very rare item I believe, and you can learn more about it in this short review by Alfred F. Greenwood:

It would seem that Apophenia himself posted pics from that book in the Jetliner thread... Do you have access to that book, Apophenia?
I've had an opportunity to read part of that book, I think.  I'd gone looking for SST stuff at the NASA Langley research library, and as usual, my failures produced something of interest anyway.
User Artwork / Re: 3D Drawings
« Last post by CiTrus90 on Today at 10:41:43 am »
You're welcome Motocar!

Getting back to the States, General Dynamics conceptual design for a mach 5,5 aircraft (references here,2801.msg22337.html#msg22337).

Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Late '50s Avro Canada Projects
« Last post by hesham on Today at 09:26:04 am »
From the report; Arrow Scrapbook

what was this business jet aircraft project for Avro ?,or was it a real project ?.
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Avro CF-105 Arrow and its variants
« Last post by hesham on Today at 09:24:32 am »
Also from the report; Arrow Countdown

the Arrow wind tunnel Model.
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Early Avro Canada C.102 Jetliner Studies
« Last post by hesham on Today at 09:24:08 am »
From the report; Arrow Countdown,

here is the early Avro Canada C-102 Jetliner drawings.
Interesting Websites / airship projects until 1945
« Last post by airman on Today at 09:03:27 am »    - i have found this link  where there are some projects and most of these are reffered to english airships!
Alternative History and Future Speculation / Re: Air War 1936
« Last post by Avimimus on Today at 08:57:16 am »
Written on this premise? No. But it is a very interesting premise.

I suspect that the Spanish Civil War is the best source for what it would have been like. So in a sense - it actually happened.

Bombers would be largely unaffected. Some countries used considerably simpler bombsights than the Norden throughout much of the war. It also took a while to upgrade the defensive armament. So the main difference between a He-111 in 1937 and 1941 is engine power and bomb load (and maybe slight improvements to the turrets and durability).

The first generation of the new monoplane fighters would have just appeared in 1936. Since aerial combat was still at a somewhat lower speed (and lower wing loadings) in general, the monoplanes would have an advantage in acceleration, but Bi-planes would generally be better at evasive maneuvers (think Werner Voss's last flight). As a result, it wouldn't be as stark a difference.

An often overlooked factor is weaponry: The few aerial cannons that existed in 1936 had low muzzle velocities, high jam rates, and small magazines. An MG-FF is not an MG-151. As a result the probability of scoring a hit, or multiple hits, from long range with a cannon was much lower. So one of the major factors in the lethality of fighters against slower (biplanes) and larger (bomber) targets isn't really present.

Many of the existing fighters were relatively slow compared to some of the fast bombers of the period - so, while they could usually catch a bomber, they would be forced into trail pursuit (the most dangerous position for an attacking fighter to be in).
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