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1942 fighters more advanced than first thought???

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Andreas Parsch said:
*LOL* ;D

Nice photoshop work, but sadly they got the scale wrong. The X-Wing is too small.

They got the date wrong as well, the MkIII was introduced in 1944....

;D
 

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I think that aircraft was from Northrop design.
 

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hesham said:
I think that aircraft was from Northrop design.

Carry-over from the previous Northrop company (which became Douglas-El Segundo) and teamed with them so that Ed Heinemann, Jack Northrop, and company could work together for the defense of the country.
 

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That's probably one of the fighters produced by the Kenner Company. They weren't too experienced with aircraft construction and misread the plans and built it about a third too small. Luckily it made the design ideal for CVE's like the Long Island. Awfully cramped cockpit though...
 

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May be the aircraft was from Hughes design as D-3 OR D-4.
 

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Better question: Who's flying? Maybe he should stick with Grumman Y-Wings. ;D
 

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Hi,

I suggest that aircraft was experimental design for Eshelman
because this company concerned by development the experimental
aircraft with unconventional wings,may be designations from FW-1
to FW-4,and by the way the company established in 1942.
 

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I'd still persist that Goering's people were flying on this... ;D ;D
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

I suggest that aircraft was experimental design for Eshelman
because this company concerned by development the experimental
aircraft with unconventional wings,may be designations from FW-1
to FW-4,and by the way the company established in 1942.

Please tell me you're joking.
 

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The reason it appears so small is due to the fact that what you see in the picture is a sub scale demonstrator/proof of concept vehicle. Everyone knows the real X-Wing (Full Size) entered service too late to be of any use in WW2. Which didn't turn out too bad, since the P-51 could catch a T.I.E. fighter in a dive. 8)
 
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