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Offline hesham

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Is this a real project to Vought ?
« on: June 24, 2008, 01:21:14 pm »
Hi,

is this Vought Jet Skimmer a real project to the company or not?.
http://www.geocities.com/unicraftmodels/fut/futusa/futusa.htm

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Re: Is this a real project to Vought ?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008, 02:40:43 pm »
I have seen some references to a J33 jet-powered version of the XF5U but these are mostly of conspiratorial in nature and no evidence is provided. I don't see how the original concept would even work with turbojet at all. Turboprop might be a different matter...

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Re: Is this a real project to Vought ?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008, 04:59:02 pm »
I have read that the production version of the xf5u was to have turboprop engines in it top speed was to be 560mph.

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Re: Is this a real project to Vought ?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008, 05:18:06 am »
shouldn't this be in postwar secretprojects?

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Re: Is this a real project to Vought ?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2008, 09:45:08 am »
I think, FarSight is quite right. A jet powered XF5U would have lost its original
"raison d'etre" as a fighter with very good STOL capabilities. In fact, the conceot
started as a kind of a tailsitter.With jet engines, it probably looks cool, but I don't
know, which aerodynamic advantages it would have had .
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Re: Is this a real project to Vought ?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008, 07:29:37 pm »
it would also have had a huge cross section if it banked! ;D