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USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« on: April 12, 2006, 12:05:32 am »
Hi
This McDonnell Douglas Model 225...

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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2006, 12:14:22 pm »
Tony Buttler's VFX/FX article in the Novermber/December 2005 issue of Air Enthusisast features a similar, but less detailed, drawing of the 225 proposal.

Sky105, what is the source of your drawing?

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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2006, 12:26:16 pm »
another configurations of mdd vfx

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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2006, 02:00:35 pm »
The model photo is of the McDonnell TFX (F-111) design.
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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2006, 02:39:59 pm »
Shame on me. Removed.

I know that Matej and Deino have something in their pockets on that subject:)))
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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2006, 10:44:29 pm »
to TinWing

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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2006, 10:55:26 am »
Another source is Francillon's book on McDonnel Douglas. There is some basic info on the design. According to Francillon, the design was judged outstanding, very close to the winning one.

Check also US patent 3, 680, 816 (dated Aug. 1, 1972). The assignee is McAir, and  it does look similar. An odd feature is the downward-folding canard, which is clearly shown in the patent, and was a feature of McAir VFX (and a reason for the defeat in VFX competition?).

Does the nose look like a Phantom's, or is it my idea? Are there any sound engineering reasons for the similarity (e.g. radar with similar features, aerodynamics, etc.)?
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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006, 11:04:25 am »
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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006, 11:11:15 am »
Rockwell NA-323 VFX design (the only fixed wing contender)
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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2006, 11:48:44 am »
Ouha. Do you really want this? If I start to post this stuff, nobody will stop me!  ;D

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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2006, 12:10:51 pm »
You were warned  ;)

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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
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Re: USN VFX Competition (Alternatives to the F-14)
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2006, 12:39:26 pm »
Same drawings, different scans, including basic data.

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