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Offline sienar

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles/Dan Sharp & Daniel Uhr
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 03:32:33 pm »
Focke-Wulf flying wing jet night fighter
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Tail comparison between Me 209, Mustang, Airacobra and Vultee Vanguard

That FW flying wing is a new discovery right? And is the 209 the later 109 reworking or is it the earlier design?

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles/Dan Sharp & Daniel Uhr
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2019, 12:04:16 am »
Focke-Wulf flying wing jet night fighter
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Tail comparison between Me 209, Mustang, Airacobra and Vultee Vanguard

That FW flying wing is a new discovery right? And is the 209 the later 109 reworking or is it the earlier design?

The flying wing is a new, and frankly rather bizarre-looking, discovery. The 209 is the later version. It is Messerschmitt drawing number III/465 of May 22, 1943, signed by 'Forster'. The image printed is a cropped version of the full drawing - the more bulbous tail comparison on the far right is from the Hawker Typhoon. Here's a slightly bigger version of the image.
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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles/Dan Sharp & Daniel Uhr
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 04:28:40 am »
Great stuff just at the preface, as usual. Thanks for fuelling this forum, Dan!

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles/Dan Sharp & Daniel Uhr
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2019, 06:14:09 am »
Messerschmitt Enzian trajectory illustration biggerized with the cover and frontispiece of the document it comes from.
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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles/Dan Sharp & Daniel Uhr
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2019, 07:05:00 pm »
Just picked up mine today at Barnes & Noble and have found it very enjoyable.  But I believe there's a caption missing on page 51.

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles/Dan Sharp & Daniel Uhr
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 09:03:52 pm »
Hardcopy showed up this past Friday in my local, Fort Worth, Barnes & Noble.  Despite having one coming from England, I bought one to encourage them to stock more of Dan's efforts in the future.

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles/Dan Sharp & Daniel Uhr
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2019, 12:00:23 am »
But I believe there's a caption missing on page 51.

Yes, it is FW 031 0239/10

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles/Dan Sharp & Daniel Uhr
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2019, 01:51:51 am »
But I believe there's a caption missing on page 51.

Yes, it is FW 031 0239/10

You're right - the caption is missing but the three-view is indeed of the Focke-Wulf Schwanzloser Bomber mit 2 HeS 109-11, drawing number 0310 239-10, dated February 16, 1944.

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Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles/Dan Sharp & Daniel Uhr
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2019, 06:43:04 am »
But I believe there's a caption missing on page 51.

Yes, it is FW 031 0239/10

You're right - the caption is missing but the three-view is indeed of the Focke-Wulf Schwanzloser Bomber mit 2 HeS 109-11, drawing number 0310 239-10, dated February 16, 1944.

Thanks, Dan.  I'll make a copy of that and stick it in the book.