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Re: Pterodactyl Bomber project c.1944
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2019, 03:17:34 pm »
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Re: Pterodactyl Bomber project c.1944
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2019, 04:39:11 pm »
Nice find. That issue of Aeroplane is now on my shopping list.

It is perhaps worth noting that this was the gestation period of the V bombers and Short's contender was based on Hill's aeroisoclinic tailless swept wing. One wonders what crossovers between the bomber and transport wing designs might have been on their drawing boards around that time.
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Re: Pterodactyl Bomber project c.1944
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2019, 11:38:11 pm »
It looks as if the sequence of events started with Hill drawing up his design for the Type VIII during his time in Canada and the NRC then testing a model in their wind tunnel and subsequently with a glider. NACA also tested a model in their wind tunnel. As a consequence of these tests Hill reintroduced the wing tip controllers from his earliest designs to address bending and flexing problems. This led directly to his development of the aero-isoclinic wing.

From Peter Lewis the 3-engine VIII airliner had a span of 140 ft 1.9 inches and an area of 3666 sqft
From Don Brown the 5-engine Short-Hill airliner had a span of 176 ft and an area of 5300 sqft

There does no appear to be a Short project designation for the airliner, but that is not too unusual for the period at which it was designed, I know of three other well-defined projects underway at the same time that also lack numbers.

Aeroplane article attached (other interesting things in there)

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Re: Pterodactyl Bomber project c.1944
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2019, 02:04:40 am »
Thank you again. The A-W tail-first fighter looks particularly insane.
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Re: Pterodactyl Bomber project c.1944
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2019, 02:15:59 am »
Yes, it was someone posting that on Facebook that prompted me to seek out the original article.  The fighter is so unlike AW work at that time I was highly sceptical, but it does appear to be true as there was nothing from AW in the correspondence pages of later issues denying its existance.

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Re: Pterodactyl Bomber project c.1944
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2019, 04:32:04 am »
Many thanks to you my dear Schneiderman,

and after your permission,can I send the AW pusher fighter,and thanks.

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Re: Pterodactyl Bomber project c.1944
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2019, 06:56:17 am »
Yes of course, its already on Facebook