Aviation, Imagination of the Future from the Past

Hi,

The future from 1938.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1938/1938%20-%200430.html?search=boeing%201938
 

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Hi,

the Princeton University imagine for flying saucer
for US Army.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1959/1959%20-%202670.html
 

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Hi,

there is some supersonic aircraft designed from 1957.

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1957/1957%20-%200173.html
 

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Hi,

Mr. Stout's concept for supersonic blended-hull configuration.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1951/1951%20-%202161.html
 

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Hi,

the Brabazon aircraft imagination with pusher engines.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1944/1944%20-%200190.html?search=tailless%20aircraft%20projects
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

In flightglobal many imagination for future from the past,
such as those projects.

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1955/1955%20-%200134.html

Cool, they really look like "Thunderbirds stuff"!!!
 
And from the point of view of Walter Dornberger, long range passenger transport
is at least since 8 years accomplished by rocket powered aircraft, using reusable
winged launch vehicles : ;D

(from InterAvia 11/1953)
 

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Conquering space at 120 mph, flashback from 1915...courtesy Pat Flannery
 

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from the 'Eagle' annual, 1962,

the RR griffith VTOL SST, already mentioned elsewhere, in formation with the Convair NX-2.



an image of the Bristol Siddeley 'flying pig'


and an impression of a Northrop flying submarine. i think this last one is pure speculation, based on a written description, as the illustration bears a striking resemblance to the saro P.121 hydroski fighter project.

for the record, the illustrator, and also article author, was one Gordon Davies.

cheers,
Robin.
 

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"..as the illustration bears a striking resemblance to the saro P.121 hydroski fighter project."

Sorry, but it IS the P.121, as the caption says ?!
But many thanks for these illustrations, as the retractable skis
at the wingtip pods are clearly recognisable.
Haven't seen this before, I always thought of simple wingtip floats !
 
Sorry, but it IS the P.121, as the caption says ?!

OOOOOOOOOPS!!!!!!!!!!!! :-X

Forgot to post the picture from the 'Eagle' article, here it is...

cheers,
Robin.
 

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Hi,

here is two artist pictures for a models from Society of Model Aeronautical
Engineers and the Society of Model and Experimental Engineers,for two
suggested projects,the Bobbed bomber and Submerged engine fitted
with an aircraft.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1946/1946%20-%201671.html
 

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Hi,

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1958/1958%20-%200827.html
 

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The third one looks like it could've been stolen from the storyboards from some upcoming "twenty minutes into the future" sci-fi movie.
 
a Air launch ICBM ...
how old is this Idea !?
 
Hi,

the retractable rotor for airliners.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1946/1946%20-%200175.html
 

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Hi,

engines mounted for Airliners aircraft.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1957/1957%20-%201295.html
 

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Hi,

civil jet airliner.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1977/1977%20-%200261.html
 

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Hi,

a big transport aircraft.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1944/1944%20-%200925.html
 

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Hi,

the forward swept wing aircraft.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1985/1985%20-%201633.html
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1985/1985%20-%201634.html
 

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Hi,

a two pusher aircraft.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1947/1947%20-%201424.html
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1947/1947%20-%201425.html
 

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hesham said:
a two pusher aircraft.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1947/1947%20-%201425.html
The twin-boomer you present reminds the Matra R75 having 2 engines in the booms driving a central propeller. With engines almost on the centerline, it is more easy to turn as weights are more central, but there is less room for passengers/loads etc. Interesting for a fighter anyway, thanks.
PS. Above, for the very big airliner, have you notices there were passengers in the fin? Amazing!
 
Hi,

a suggested design for a vertically-launched rocker interceptor with
missile armament stowed internally amidship.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1951/1951%20-%200959.html
 

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Hi,

a military flying boat succeed to the Shorts Sunderland.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1951/1951%20-%200934.html
 

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Hi,

a jet-ship.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1951/1951%20-%202187.html
 

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??? ;D Incredible! A modern airship with neither hydrogen nor helium but hot air... So great an idea, why hasn't it be built and tried? I will direct to this a British friend, expert in airship, to get his opinion, I will tell you.
 
hesham said:
Hi,

a jet-ship.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1951/1951%20-%202187.html

Great ;D How can you not love that ? It reminded me of "Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates" (by Martin Caidin - ISBN 978-0-553-56192-0 - it features a "jet-powered zeppelin", although Caidin's version uses helium for lift, and the jets for propulsion only).

And WHOA....I just noticed the specs in the drawing: 500 000 cu. ft. of air at 1200 degrees centigrade ? Sealed envelope or not, that thing must have the mother of all infrared signatures.

Still, it makes the old "geek-o-meter" ping into the red zone B)

Regards,

Thomas L. Nielsen
Denmark
 
Tophe said:
??? ;D Incredible! A modern airship with neither hydrogen nor helium but hot air... So great an idea, why hasn't it be built and tried? I will direct to this a British friend, expert in airship, to get his opinion, I will tell you.
My friend said: "a very similar project from late 1950s was made by a Canadian engineer. 'Thermodyne' the Canadian called it."
 
Hi,

http://davidszondy.com/future/bohn/rocketplane.htm
 

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A strange Taxi Plane.
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/ModernMechanix/3-1935/lrg_taxi_plane.jpg
 

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Hi,

a 3-winged rocket plane flies straight up like V-2 rocket and FW Triebflugel as
in Modernmechanix.
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2009/02/24/supersonic/?Qwd=./MechanixIllustrated/2-1946/supersonic_plus&Qif=supersonic_plus_0.jpg&Qiv=thumbs&Qis=XL#qdig
 

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The air-sea jetliner;
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2009/02/17/air-sea-jetliner/
 

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Hi,

Goodyear Aircraft Corporation developed an ambitious proposal for a reusable,
manned space vehicle.
http://www.metafilter.com/53712/Around-the-world-on-a-Dream-Machine
 

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I've been directed to a nice Modern Mechanix 1929 issue at
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2008/03/28/capt-rickenbackers-airplane-of-the-future/
with 2 great twin-boomers:
 

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