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Offline lark

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Ultra Large Aircraft
« on: July 20, 2018, 05:18:40 am »
Is there anyone of the members who already have seen or browsed

'Ultra Large Aircraft  1940-1970'
The development of Guppy and Expanded fuselage transport.
by William Patrick Dean.
Publ. Mc Farland 2018.

Any comment is very welcome..

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Offline Mark Nankivil

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Re: Ultra Large Aircraft
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 06:15:02 am »
Disappointed not see mention of the Dee Howard "Big One" or any of the Airbus aircraft - the book title would imply they should have been covered.

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Re: Ultra Large Aircraft
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 02:17:11 pm »
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Re: Ultra Large Aircraft
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 06:06:14 pm »
Disappointed not see mention of the Dee Howard "Big One" or any of the Airbus aircraft - the book title would imply they should have been covered.

Enjoy the Day! Mark

The Dee Howard monstrosity IS in the book, rather briefly.  And the Airbus Beluga comes after the cover date of 1970.

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Re: Ultra Large Aircraft
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 07:47:49 am »
Was the Fairchild "STRATOS" only a project? The others are all known to me...
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Re: Ultra Large Aircraft
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 08:16:25 am »
Was the Fairchild "STRATOS" only a project? The others are all known to me...

Of course;

http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/blog/?p=2296

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Re: Ultra Large Aircraft
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2018, 03:29:12 am »
I've bought the book, kindle version. My first one in this format. I must recognize that's a nice format when you read it on a computer/tablet big, high quality screen.

The book is a comprehensive story of the origins and development of oversize cargo aircraft in the USA until 1970. (Id love to see a comprehensive book with World designs until the latest Beluga development)
There are many unbuilt projects include although most of it can be found published here, in the forum.

Anyway I recommend it.

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Re: Ultra Large Aircraft
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 07:39:51 am »
The M-534 was a monstrosity made of B-36 parts.

Described in chapter 4, there is an artwork showing it.

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Re: Ultra Large Aircraft
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 07:51:10 am »
Internet reference

http://www.allaboutguppys.com

Unbuilt guppies

http://www.allaboutguppys.com/whatif/whatif.htm

Found a pic of the M-534 there
http://www.air-and-space.com/b-36%20variants.htm



Not related to M-534, but found a nice pic while looking for it. A Super Guppy (developed from Boeing C-97J) compared to big US bombers from the 30's

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/xb-15-xb-19-comparison-with-super-guppy-for-willia-t492107.html


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Re: Ultra Large Aircraft
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 11:19:27 am »
Very nice works pometablava!

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