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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Martin Baker Tankbuster
« Last post by Schneiderman on Today at 02:36:02 am »
Patent GB556826 JUne 1942
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: FMA IA-38
« Last post by Silencer1 on Today at 02:34:41 am »
Hi, Horten's Argentinian build

A bit of FMA-38 image enhancement - just for fun.
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There is no question that the UK had the necessary metallurgy to construct turbines, Whittle, Hooker and their peers would confirm that.
Rolls-Royce and Bristol, along with BTH and research at RAE etc. had been developing superchargers progressively since the mid 1920s and had acheived a high degree of efficiency in both intake and impeller design. In the Rolls-Royce 'R' racing engine of 1929 the power consumption of the supercharger was matched by the additional boost acheived in the intake duct, effectively taking the net power drain to zero. Furthermore the introduction of ejector exhausts to provide a modicum of thrust meant that not all the enegy in the exhaust was lost. All in all I doubt that the advantage of turbochargers in the war years was that significant.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Martin Baker Tankbuster
« Last post by blackkite on Today at 02:31:47 am »
Hi! Martin Baker Tankbuster.

https://nofineline.com/martin-baker-anti-tank-172/
"The Martin Baker Tankbuster was a paper design conceived by James Martin, co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd., famous for the manufacture of ejection seats. The very compact airframe and wingspan, combined with heavy armour (5,000lbs of inch armour plate) and offensive weaponry, could have made the MB Tankbuster a formidable close support aircraft.  Built around the primary British 57 mm anti-tank gun of World War 2 (Ordinance QF-6 6 pounder), the aircraft was to have been powered by a rear mounted the Rolls-Royce Griffon engine."

Model. What is this nose gun?
https://modelingmadness.com/review/viet/gb/burstmbt.htm

Six pounder anti tank gun(Ordinance QF-6) 6 pounder is this?
https://www.canadiansoldiers.com/weapons/ordnance/6pounder.htm
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Lockheed Jetstar 3 project......
« Last post by Triton on Today at 12:56:01 am »
Model of Lockheed JetStar 3

Aviation Week & Space Technology October 6, 1969 p.67
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Aviation Week & Space Technology September 20, 1976 pp. 16-17
Aviation Week & Space Technology September 20, 1976 pp. 18-19
Aviation Week & Space Technology September 20, 1976 p. 15
Aviation Week & Space Technology March 01, 1976 p. 12
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Kamov projects
« Last post by youROKer on Today at 12:16:39 am »
I apologize, of course, R-77. I made a typo.

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P-77=RVV-AE??

Yes, that's it.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Westland VTOL convertiplane projects
« Last post by Triton on Yesterday at 11:22:05 pm »
Model of Westland WG.22 on display at Hanover Air Show 1970.

"VTOL Aircraft Designs Shown in Hanover"
Aviation Week & Space Technology May 11, 1970 p. 60
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: VFW VC-400 tandem tiltwing
« Last post by Triton on Yesterday at 11:17:32 pm »
Model of VFW VC-400 on display at Hanover Air Show 1970.

"VTOL Aircraft Designs Shown in Hanover"
Aviation Week & Space Technology May 11, 1970 p. 60
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