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Alternative History and Future Speculation / Re: Anglo-French Mirage
« Last post by zen on July 18, 2017, 09:52:33 am »
I was told of it over on warships 1.

But there is a book that covers it I believe.

Blueprint to Bluewater, the Indian Navy, 1951-65By Satyindra Singh

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Designation Systems / Re: Globe and Temco models list
« Last post by hesham on July 18, 2017, 04:37:27 am »
Nice find Victor,

but it was anther company,the Temco is abbreviated to Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Company.
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Designation Systems / Re: Globe and Temco models list
« Last post by VictorXL188 on July 17, 2017, 04:02:16 pm »
Further to my previous post, I have found this article in Flight International covering the Turbo-Commuter, https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1976/1976%20-%20
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Designation Systems / Re: Globe and Temco models list
« Last post by VictorXL188 on July 17, 2017, 03:59:01 pm »
Amongst the first post listing was the Turbo-Commuter. However, I am wondering if this was really a Temco product, as an article in the Feb 1977 issue of Air International, actually puts it as a product of Tamco, the acronym standing for Turbo-Airliner Manufacturing Company. I attach the original article for your perusal.
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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on July 17, 2017, 10:41:32 am »
Next cutaway Blohm &Voss BV P.210...!
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User Artwork / Re: Martin XB-51
« Last post by Ray on July 17, 2017, 10:34:30 am »
J_Matthews129  Thanks for your response.  It does appear they used all available space in the fuselage.  Didn't realize it had a variable incidence wing.  I have some up close experience with F-105's, F-4's and B-52's.  All were well stuffed with stuff.  (Stuff is a technical term.)
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And, they give the military a free hand to update hardware and introduce a series of projects to keep the British military right up at the sharp end of development practice buying in NOTHING from outside the UK.

What would the shape of the UK military be?
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Alternative History and Future Speculation / Re: High-Speed Horizons
« Last post by Foo Fighter on July 17, 2017, 07:20:59 am »
Unusual carrier airframe.  What would be the point of that configuration?  Same power as a standard B-29 but a lot more weight seems like a pointless exercise.
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User Artwork / Re: Martin XB-51
« Last post by J_Matthews129 on July 17, 2017, 06:57:36 am »
I have always wondered why the XB-51 fuselage is so large.  There is more than enough volume for fuel and bomb load so what was the rest of it for?

Hi Ray!  Every military aircraft I've ever seen seems as though it's 2X to 3X smaller on the inside.  If you were able to enter one of these you'd see there's no room for anything.  One pilot, one LORAN operator, guns, ammunition, fuel (not enough of that, since the B-57 carried much more and this was a thirsty plane to begin with), bomb load, avionics, inboard turbojet and intake system... Here's an interior arrangement drawing:



They could have made it bigger, in fact, to have carried more fuel.  Couldn't carry fuel in the wings since they were variable incidence and were able to move. 

Thanks for looking here!
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User Artwork / Re: Martin XB-51
« Last post by J_Matthews129 on July 17, 2017, 06:36:03 am »
Impressive

Thank you!  Very interesting web site you have.  Haven't had time yet to sit down and read your articles, but I plan on doing so soon.  Submarines always have fascinated me.
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