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
 
I think that aircraft was from Northrop design.
 
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.
 
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...
 
May be the aircraft was from Hughes design as D-3 OR D-4.
 
Better question: Who's flying? Maybe he should stick with Grumman Y-Wings. ;D
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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