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Airborne Aircraft Carriers

Antonio

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The carrier was to be an airship
 

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athpilot said:
Hi!

The soviets had very fascinating ideas on that.

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Athpilot
Towards reply #36 - All projects really existed.
Something that has been: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,10585.0/all.html
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6473.0/all.html
 

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athpilot said:
Here is an american contemporary counterpart. I don´t know if it should be carried by airship or plane. Does anyone have more information on this plane (and its carrier)?

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The profiles are mine. The aircraft was intended to replace the Curtiss Sparrowhawk and was designed for a Ranger engine. That is all that I know about it.
 

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While browsing through an old PDF file of a blueprint collection (probably SDASM) I came across the mention of three documents numbered "MICRO-1", "MICRO-2" and "MICRO-5" and depicting "Mass Air Launch & Recovery" aircraft. The comment says that this "appears to be a concept drawing showing 17 'manned micro fighters' carried in a C-5A" ("MICRO-5" has "'manned micro fighters' and drones"). An obvious competitor to the Boeing program.
 

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B)
https://youtu.be/drnxZlS9gyw

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https://youtu.be/drnxZlS9gyw
 

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Nicely done video. Pretty cool looking renders of the aircraft.
 

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Agree, well done. My son actually sent me this about the same time you posted it. He is catching on!

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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I believe that REALLY BAD THINGS would happen before the AAC reached this point. Cool graphics, however.
 

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Hello,
Interesting topic. I published a few years ago some illustrations for Le Fana de L'Aviation, a French aerospace magazine (I did the illustrations, I did not write the actual article). Here are in attachment, a simplified graphic of the interior of the 747, and a 3 views plan of one of the multiple projects of micro fighters supposed to be carried on board.
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Alain
 

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Amazing work Alanqua.
 

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Hello,
I had to choose among many other micro fighters projects. This 747 ACC was a very prolific study.
This is the first time I see a video on the topic. The quality is great.
Regards
Alain
 

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That video is amazing. I'm intrigued by the rear launch door. In this concept it is used, of course, to drop the micro-fighter.
The door seemed to be molded on the fighter span of 17.5 ft.

But could it be fitted with a loading ramp, and basically turn a 747-200F into a kind of (poor's man) C-5 Galaxy ? no need for a 17.5 ft wide door, something narrower would do the job...
 

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