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Offline Jemiba

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2007, 08:01:45 am »
Great !
In "Warplanes Of The Future" is a top and a front view, but even with
them, you couldn't have done much better, as both drawings seems
not to relate to the artist's impression in several respects.
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2007, 10:20:09 am »
I saw this model in the whatif forum some weeks ago. A-WE-SOME !!! :-*
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2007, 12:47:47 pm »
Some more Avpro drawings...
As the Ryan/Oliver book very often was quite avaricious with dimensions and
even with descritions, I mostly used the captions of the pictures in the book
and tried to get lenght/span from details like armament, often the missiles carried.
As a result, today I see this more as "what-If", than as real concepts.
- FOAS concepts, including one shown in a manned and unmanned variant
- Sea Harrier replacements
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2007, 12:53:20 pm »
... and a design, described as "interceptor with forward swept wings",
- a stoppable rotor transport
- and three UCAV concepts, including one VTOL UCAV and the best known,
because shown in several publications, the Archangel, which was intended
for air-to-ground as well as for air-to-air missions
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2007, 02:29:20 am »
That FOAS model is great - looks exactly like the kind of thing you might get if you were careless enough to lock a YF-23 and Su-34 in the same hangar unattended ;) Nevertheless, it has a rather pleasant shape.

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2008, 01:52:27 am »
First saw their illustrations of their concept fighters, WIGs and VTOLs with RAF roundels in David Oliver's book, 'Warplanes of the Future'. They later had a website hawking their wares (CD-R) containing illustrations and concepts on their website. Now that their website is gone for good, I wondered what happended to them. Strangely Stavatti of the F-26 Stalma fame is still in business or at least has a web presence.

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2008, 02:49:13 am »
Don't know...last traces I've seen are these
AVPRO Limited
PO BOX 9128 ACTON London W3 6GE UK
TEL 44 (0) 207 495 6565
FAX 44 (0) 207 394 5349

Email: mikeryan@avpro.co.uk

Farnborough Office

Avpro Limited
Farnborough Innovation Centre
Northgate Road
Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6TW

Tel: +44 (0)1252 550040
Fax: +44 (0)1252 550101

U.S. Office

AVPRO Aerospace Inc.
PO Box 15680
Long Beach
CA 90815 USA

Tel: +1 (562) 420-7488
Fax: +1 (562) 420-7644

Email: avproaerospace@mindspring.com
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2008, 01:00:27 pm »
I think they died.  Mind you, if anyone has any of their CDs, I'd be very interested in getting a copy.

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2008, 02:03:29 pm »
Ditto to the CD,s ;D
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2008, 01:28:12 pm »
The first 4 are old Avpro designs and the helicopter is from a Popsci article.

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2009, 01:43:39 pm »

While were atsrayed from the path, why not give it some more thought. Instead of LCAC or LCU, the ship could also house Manta or Marauder WIG designs (images from "Warplanes of the Future"):







So, what do you guys think of it.  ;)

What would be the maximum operational ceiling of a WIG vehicle such as the Avpro Manta or Marauder? I have seen photographs of WIG vehicles operating over water, but can they operate over land as well? Do they require open terrain? Is there any serious interest in WIG vehicles?

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2009, 03:34:33 pm »
I used to love those AvPro artworks back in the day. ;D
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2009, 04:08:20 pm »
WIG aircraft mostly I believe can 'fly' out of WIG'E' but it is more efficient for them to stay in it. I would imagine that flying over level ground would be more effective and produce a higher maximum WIGE height as there will be some displacement of water. WIGE is however limited to around 0.1 of the wingspan (that is a value off the top of my head, i stand by to be corrected on that). So operation over land that is not a desert of some description (or siberian esk plains) is probably going to have to be above the height of WIGE.

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2009, 09:48:35 pm »
At least the Marauder wasn't intended as a pure WIG, but as a kind of
Jack-of-all-trades. It was shown as a long range interceptor and an
AEW-aircraft, too
(see http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1492.0/highlight,avpro.html)
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