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Aerospace / Re: Chinese Stealth bomber program - XAC H-X (H-20)
« Last post by Blitzo on Today at 06:47:10 pm »
Any chance it will not look like a flying wing or cranked kite...

and maybe look more like this...
From where comes the fifth plane in the red circle before the four J-20 ? Is it a fake or an old project or an artist view ?

just a fan made CGI or doctored photo
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Propulsion / Re: DB021 turboprop
« Last post by NUSNA_Moebius on Today at 06:32:54 pm »
my thought was to convert an Fw190D over to a possible turboprop version, which got me to thinking if there ever was such a proposal, or even a Ta152.

It is my dream to build or acquire an FW-190D replica and convert it to the most powerful turboprop that could fit, hopefully something in the 4000 HP range. 

A boy can dream......... ;D
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Aerospace / Re: Chinese Stealth bomber program - XAC H-X (H-20)
« Last post by Deltafan on Today at 05:20:06 pm »
Any chance it will not look like a flying wing or cranked kite...

and maybe look more like this...
From where comes the fifth plane in the red circle before the four J-20 ? Is it a fake or an old project or an artist view ?
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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on Today at 03:14:13 pm »
Thanks martinbayer friend for the data review and got the name of the same Lippisch "Gleiter Bombenflugze", although it was not official history after the drafts found by the allies after the end of World War II indicate that at least sketches of the concept were made. Luft46 page does not appear in the index but it appears in the search engine ...!

Thank you friend Gray Havoc and complement the data and managed to locate the name of the Lippisch project "Gleiter Bombenflugze"

Here I leave the drawing with the identification and some tweaks ... Now to find the differences ... !!
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Aerospace / Re: Chinese Stealth bomber program - XAC H-X (H-20)
« Last post by flateric on Today at 03:08:34 pm »
It definitely will not look like this
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Aerospace / Re: Chinese Stealth bomber program - XAC H-X (H-20)
« Last post by kcran567 on Today at 02:30:25 pm »
Any chance it will not look like a flying wing or cranked kite...

and maybe look more like this...
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Fairchild M-185F
« Last post by riggerrob on Today at 02:28:23 pm »
Fairchild test-flew a similar engine configuration when they modified a C-123 to XC-123A configuration by installing a pair of GE J47 turbojets under each wing with each pair of engines twinned in a single nacelle.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Blohm und Voss P.185
« Last post by riggerrob on Today at 02:13:02 pm »
To allow the tail gunner access - past the horizontal tail spar - the horizontal tail spar needs to be mounted on the top or bottom of the fuselage. Glider pilots learned - before WW2 - that low-mounted tails were more suseptical to damage when landing on rough fields.

As for the inverted gull-wing ..... they probably wanted to improve the pilotís lateral vision over the Beaufighter  or deHavilland Mosquito.

As for the Vought F4U Corsairís inverted gull-wing .... it was a horrid series of compromises. First, they wanted undercarriage short enough to retract aft and fit between the wing spars. Then they added a huge engine and propeller, etc.
As for streamlining ..... Grumman did quite well without complicated dihedral or wing root fillets.
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Designation Systems / Re: Ryan aircraft
« Last post by robunos on Today at 02:08:53 pm »
Interesting to note the differences between the XF2R-1 as shown in your cutaway and the aircraft as actually built; that is, squared-off wing and fin tips, and NACA inlets for the jet engine.

Image source :- SDASM via AviationsMilitaires.net,

cheers,
           Robin.
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Aerospace / Re: Chinese Stealth bomber program - XAC H-X (H-20)
« Last post by flateric on Today at 02:06:26 pm »
I guess just like AVIC was trolling NG with their Super Bowl 'Hangar' ad with curtailed aircraft that turned out to be not B-21 configuration selected, H-20 will not be cranked delta as well.
Would be interesting to check my understanding of Chinese psychology.
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