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Offline Harrier

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High-Speed Horizons
« on: June 22, 2017, 01:23:29 pm »
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Re: High-Speed Horizons
« Reply #1 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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Re: High-Speed Horizons
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 09:49:40 pm »
... What would be the point of that configuration? 

Perhaps to be able to carry objects, that need more ground clearance ? At the rear fuselage, there
seem to be struts and the wing center section looks thicker, than the standard wing.
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Re: High-Speed Horizons
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 02:17:37 am »
The cone-shaped aircraft is suspended from the double B-29's stabilizer. 
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