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Offline newsdeskdan

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2018, 06:50:11 am »
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I have nearly enough material for another volume in the same vein if the demand for it is there.

Please do publish more!

Dan, do you have something on the Arado proposal for a radial engined fighter, tendered by Rüdiger Kosin around 1938?

I have a few other Arado things but not that one unfortunately. I have to admit that I tend to actively pursue wartime projects to the detriment of pre-war material.

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2018, 08:28:42 am »
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I have nearly enough material for another volume in the same vein if the demand for it is there.

Please do publish more!

Dan, do you have something on the Arado proposal for a radial engined fighter, tendered by Rüdiger Kosin around 1938?

What was it ?.

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2018, 11:39:29 pm »
My copy has arrived safe and sound yesterday, and even with just a quick skim it looks awsome ;)

Thanks for having me on board Dan, it's always a pleasure to work with you!
Regards.

L. Landino

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2018, 01:24:18 am »
Really good work! Especially the info on the 1079, the rotated engine is a really interesting solution to the problem of the supercharger.

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2018, 01:57:42 am »
Really good work! Especially the info on the 1076, the rotated engine is a really interesting solution to the problem of the supercharger.

Yes, although it makes the aircraft look a bit, erm, bent.

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2018, 03:41:50 am »
The digital edition of Luftwaffe Secret Designs of the Third Reich is available from Pocketmags here:  https://pocketmags.com/us/aviation-classics-magazine/luftwaffe-secret-designs-of-the-third-reich

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2018, 10:08:01 am »
The digital edition of Luftwaffe Secret Designs of the Third Reich is available from Pocketmags here:  https://pocketmags.com/us/aviation-classics-magazine/luftwaffe-secret-designs-of-the-third-reich
Got it already. Its a very interesting Book.

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2018, 01:05:36 am »
Is there any indication in the P222 drawings of where the port exhaust would have gone? And is there any data on the take off weight and empty weight of this design?

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2018, 10:55:42 am »
Is there any indication in the P222 drawings of where the port exhaust would have gone? And is there any data on the take off weight and empty weight of this design?

It's unclear. I've attached the highest res version of the drawings I have. No weight data either I'm afraid.
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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2018, 07:05:58 am »
Thank you!

Both drawings show an intake in the front view right where the exhaust is which is likely for cooling the port exhaust. A shame that there is no detail about where that exhaust goes though. Dumping it into the radiator exit would make a lot of sense....

The 9-12 must have a Jumo engine as the supercharger is on the right. Both designs look like they would be really under-powered though.

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2018, 10:13:41 am »
I've bought it,and it's a really nice book for me with a lot of unknow document.  ;D

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2018, 06:43:22 am »
Has anyone seen it for sale in the U.S. as of yet?  I haven't...

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Designs of the Third Reich
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2018, 06:50:31 am »
Just turned up in my local newsagent, here in the UK. WH Smith may have been voted the worst high street retailer in the UK but they are the BEST newsagent anywhere near me.

Dan, so many nuggets of pure gold, I hardly know where to start - canards, shark's fins, twin fuselages, B&V asymmetric flying boats, the list of never-before-revealed wonders is truly - well, I am lost for words so, er - beyond words.

My absolute solid platinum favourite has to be the DVL outboard-tail prone-pilot tandem-fuselage jet fighter. I would never, ever have believed it if it was not from our own Newsdesk Dan doing his legendary thing with original documents and drawings. I suspect that it may actually be a two-stage plane rather than a single tandem design, as the intermediate "tail" makes no aerodynamic sense while the two are conjoined. The final sketch also has nose and tail fairings dotted in, though whether fixed or jettisonable is not clear. The outboard tail might look a touch small when the front half is flying alone, but wind tunnel work had shown that it was more effective than a conventional one so did not need to be so large. The B&V ones were not as small because they were brought forward on shorter booms instead - especially the P 215 - which reduced their efficiency back to normal.
By the way, Pohlmann's story of the B&V aircraft works had more to say about this line of projects than his colleagues did, but he too is silent on whose idea it was.

Keep that next one coming!
« Last Edit: May 30, 2018, 06:56:46 am by steelpillow »
Cheers.