Orionblamblam said:From the '30's into the '50's, when seemingly hundreds of new aircraft models were produced every year, the aviation/science/mechanics magazines would regularly publish aircraft designs submitted by random schmoes. The designs tended to "look good" because the magazines would use staff artists to redraw the submissions to the same standard of artistic quality... but they were still just sketches from, in effect, nobodies.
archipeppe said:Indeed it seems to be more an English design rather a German one....
For example the left cockpit, for the pilot, it comes straight from a De Havilland DH 100 Vampire.
TsrJoe said:iv found over the years that theres quite a lot of what cound be termed such which upon further research turn out to be from persons working within industry, pet projects or indeed designers using a differing forum to suggest 'fun' concepts which may be seen as dead end within industry
And context can be *excruciatingly* difficult to devine from a drawing, particularly as viewed from this end of the wayback machine.Orionblamblam said:Context is terribly important.
aim9xray said:Oh, I agree for the "reader submission" in a magazine.
My comment was meant more in the context of evaluating the umpteenth variation drawing (or piece of art) of, say, a Boeing xxx-yyy number, without knowing if it was for a NASA study, AFRL, IRAD, or even the art department.
Mole said:It certainly seems to show some influence from wartime German designs like the Heinkel and even French designs like those of Fauvel, but from the caption it appears to be an original sketch by a reader from Michigan.