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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #195 on: April 18, 2018, 10:37:29 pm »
is there a book on this competition and if yes,name of book/author?
thx in advance

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #196 on: April 30, 2018, 01:44:11 pm »
Mark's memo is attached as PDF.

Note Boeing had 2 teams on this:

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Boeing (Seattle) management discontinued the West Coast A-X effort using [turbo]fans on 16 July, and expressed confidence in Vertol's A-X configuration.

Wow, nice find and very interesting read thank you Mark Nankivil
Found it very interesting as to how much time and resources went into FOD and the cross-shaft redundancy (including cost estimates over the lifetime of the aircraft), and the perceived benefit of propeller over turbofan!

Fascinating

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #197 on: June 20, 2018, 02:34:34 pm »
Good Day All -

Pretty much the Vought design in Post #78....

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #198 on: June 21, 2018, 11:21:37 am »
And another variant with a unswept wing and a slightly different engine nacelle set up.  Note the substantial tailhook, not shown on the swept wing version.

Enjoy the Day!  Mark
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 01:02:35 pm by Mark Nankivil »

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #199 on: June 21, 2018, 11:42:03 am »
 :)

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #200 on: April 07, 2019, 07:26:54 pm »
Via the SDASM Archives, color artwork of the 1967 General Dynamics (Convair) AX design.

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #201 on: April 08, 2019, 12:31:20 am »
I've tried to restore this image. No idea what it is supposed to look like, but I think this is an improvement:

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #202 on: April 08, 2019, 06:43:55 am »
Would agree - thanks! Mark

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #203 on: April 08, 2019, 07:43:23 am »
I've tried to restore this image. No idea what it is supposed to look like, but I think this is an improvement:

And one more attempt - I use your's work as starting point. 
The result could be enhanced more, if we decide the camouflage' colors and then separately adjust the aircraft.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2019, 07:45:16 am by Silencer1 »

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #204 on: April 10, 2019, 05:51:51 am »
Just getting better and better - thanks! Mark

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #205 on: April 12, 2019, 01:56:25 pm »
my stab at it

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #206 on: April 12, 2019, 10:21:51 pm »
my stab at it

Very nice, sienar!
You nearly recreated the picture.

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #207 on: April 13, 2019, 02:44:46 am »
Yes, Sienar's version is the most believable one. Good work!
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Re: AX Contenders (alternatives to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II)
« Reply #208 on: April 14, 2019, 11:53:11 pm »
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'After the war, Hans-Ulrich Rudel consulted Fairchild during the development of the A-10.'

(Source: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/21197/why-was-the-engine-of-the-ju-87-stuka-not-replaced-with-a-more-powerful-one)

As a huge fan of the AX/A-10 and it's role, this is the first time I've heard of Hans-Ulrich Rudel participation in the AX program.


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Faithfulness and fortitude.
Gentleness and compassion.
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