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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #45 on: June 23, 2014, 10:04:02 am »
I think it looks great!  It would also be the perfect design for a big bank's business jet...

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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2014, 12:39:36 pm »
...It would also be the perfect design for a big bank's business jet...

... to represent the hovering vultures ?   ;)
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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2014, 06:45:56 am »
I thought it looked like a shark. But a vulture works for me too!

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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2014, 08:57:15 am »
Jemiba, that was stunning.  It seems that part of the trick of the Independence scheme was that the eyes of the bird were actually on the cockpit side windows.  Loewy wouldn't have done it this way...he, or more accurately, his  firm designed the Kennedy era Air Force One scheme.

As for the scheme being a good one for a bank executive's plane, representing a vulture, I'd buy that, too.  Bankers then were no less predatory, just better regulated, I'd guess.

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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2014, 11:26:39 am »
... Loewy wouldn't have done it this way...

Sorry, my bad.
But yes, the artist, whoever it was, cleverly used the shape of the aircraft's nose. It's more
difficult here, much better suitable for a sharkmouth indeed. I tried it with RAPs advise and
the result is somewhat better, I think, but still far from the original one.
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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #50 on: July 05, 2014, 05:35:22 am »
As I already threatened to add some colour, here's the V-tailed variant in a scheme similar
to that, used by DHC-4 Caribous in USAF service. And, well, I couldn't resist to add, what to
my opinion is the most suitable nose art for this aircraft.   ;)
« Last Edit: July 05, 2014, 08:08:48 am by Jemiba »
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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2017, 04:45:51 am »
Did we have an artwork of the turboprop Rainbow yet?

SOURCE: aero magazine 1958 (page 127)

A good view.

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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #53 on: January 11, 2019, 07:59:48 am »
From Ailes 8/1945,

what was the relationship between this Project and Mr. Michel Wibault ?.

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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2019, 08:11:30 am »
Several websites say Marcel Wibault cooperated with Alexander Kartveli in designing the Republic Rainbow.
http://memoireairfrance.canalblog.com/archives/2016/11/04/34522511.html
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Michel Wibault est parti aux États-Unis en 1940. Il a participé à l'organisation de la France libre, à la demande de Charles de Gaulle. Il travaille avec son ancien collaborateur et ingénieur en chef de la Republic Aviation Company, Alexander Kartveli, à la création des XF-12 Rainbow et Republic RC-3 Seabee.
https://hushkit.net/2016/05/08/top-11-cancelled-french-aircraft/
http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/archive/recup%3A%252Fregion%252Fle-douaisien-michel-wibault-pere-spirituel-du-harrier-et-jna16b0n980965#

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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #55 on: January 11, 2019, 03:18:09 pm »
Thank you my dear Arjen.

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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2019, 07:18:13 am »
From Decollage 11/1946.

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Re: Beyond the Rainbow: Republic Turboprop and Jet Airliners
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2019, 10:27:08 am »
From Decollage 11/1946.

Hello !

A link with Décollage n°33 ?

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k9766952v.item

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