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Antonov "181", Backpack Aircraft and other Custer wing studies

Silencer1

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Hi!

Not just a project, but fully finished aircraft "181" with semi-circular wings!
Built for experimental purposes, not managed to fly yet, only high-speed taxies on runway.
Soon it became a part of State Aviation Museum in Kiev Ukraine.

Enjoy ;)
 

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Omigod! What a pleasant surprise... Beautiful design, rare bird... Any date for this prototype? Shame it never flew! Thank you so much for sharing, you made my day!
 

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Hi!

More photos (including the one, that supposed to me as fake) here
http://zhulyany.net/ucp_mod_news_list_show_3562.html

Cheers!

P.S. No money - no maiden flight 8-(
 

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another thread:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4300.0/highlight,channelwing.html

its a shame no channel-wing machine has been really sucessful, seeing as the concept has so much merit.
 

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its a shame no channel-wing machine has been really sucessful, seeing as the concept has so much merit

I think you answered your own question
 

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And;
 

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Very interesting projects,thanks a lot for sharing.


best regards


pedro
 

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In war theater conditions, this Backpack concept looks more like a suicide machine than anything...
 

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181 photos from same PDF.
 

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