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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Beriev Be-42PE
« Last post by Triton on Today at 08:41:37 pm »

The A-42PE patrol search and rescue amphibian in export version is developed for patrolling in sea and coastal zones. The aircraft is equipped with two D-27A turboprofan engines, 14000 h.p. takeoff power eoch of one PD-33AC booster engine, with power 5200 kg.
The aircraft is equipped with systems:

    "Sea Dragon" search-and-sighting system,
    ARIA-B integrated and flight and navigation system,
    airborne communication system.

Aircraft Performance
Wing span, m    41.62
Aircraft length,m    45.04
Aircraft height, m    11.07
Wing area, m2    200
Wheel base, m    14.835
Wheel track, m    5.71
Maximum take-off weight, kg    96000
Combat load:    
    - normal, kg    4000
    - maximum, kg    8500
Maximum speed (ISA, 8000m), km/h    770
Cruise speed (ISA, 8000m), km/h    650-710
Operatinal altitude, m    12000
Mission flight altitude, m    100-2000
Maximum range, km    11500
Base requirements    I class airfield, hydrodrome
Runway length requiered in ISA conditions, m    1800
    - Sea state    4-5
    - Wind wave hight, m    2
Crew    7
Radius action for antisubmarine warfare with normal combat load and 5% fuel reserve with sonar buoys deployment
(4 hours patrolling):    
    - without refueling, km    3500
    - with refueling, km    5000
    - with deployment of dipping sonar module
(12 hours patrolling while the amphibian is afloat), kg    4000
Aerospace / Re: T-X - A Future USAF Trainer
« Last post by Triton on Today at 07:08:07 pm »
Here first pictures of Sierra Nevada Corp's "Freedom Aircraft" prototype/mock-up, now promoted for pilot training (T-X) and light attack (A-X) competition.

Aerospace / Re: T-X - A Future USAF Trainer
« Last post by kcran567 on Today at 07:05:54 pm »
Wow! thanks for posting the Northrop-Grumman-Scaled TX pictures Flateric. It looks great, is it still flying? Those are the old test flight pictures.
I hope they produce it still, maybe for some other contract?
British Pathe newsreel footage of the Duo-6 (NX962Y) demonstrating its ability to fly on one engine.

YouTube - British Pathé - "Safety Plane Flies On One Engine (1930-1939)"

Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Joaquin Abreu's AE-5 safety plane
« Last post by Boxman on Today at 06:17:11 pm »
Here's British Pathe newsreel footage of the Abreu AE-5, showing the detachable engine and lower fuselage in detail, and then, the unfortunate demise of the aircraft.
British Pathé - "Anti-Crash Airplane Crashes (1929)" (Pathe description: "Anti-crash airplane (aeroplane) crashes on first flight. Novel 'plane built to detach engine when in danger and become glider, takes off, dives and crashes in 2 minutes. Alameda, California.  America, (USA, U.S.A.)."
Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Jona J.7 Project
« Last post by Avimimus on Today at 06:17:07 pm »
Ah, it is only the first link which isn't working. The information about the strange wing Jona was working on doesn't appear in the second link.
Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Lancaster high performance derivatives
« Last post by blackkite on Today at 04:58:31 pm »
Oh gosh, the colour profile is mine, I did it ten years ago for France Fights On (la france continue la guerre)
Thanks a lot. Very beautiful picture!! :D Merlin 45 slave engine is impressive. :o
Nice find Triton.
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