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Don't know, if it's the same site, but I found one, which has collected a lot of those
weird big thingsfrom pre-1945 Germany, including the "Antes Flugschiff". Looking into
his biography, I couldn't find signs, that he was a typical "Nazi artist", doing exactly the
kind of things, that were especially liked by the nomenclatural. Of course, as he was working
in Germany all through the years of the national socialist regime, he certainly wasn't an
avowing opponent.
His design in some way he reminds me on those from Luigi Colani, maybe here, too, it was
more art, than technical design and in the part of the patent we have seen here, nothing
is said about its advantages, or if it ever really was intended to lead to such a large aircraft.
At least, an interesting design and I'm still thinking what it should be called. A ring wing ?
Or is it a twin boom aircraft ? Tophe, what do you think ? ;)
 

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It is one of the limit cases you could classify in or out. Like the Willoughby Delta.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willoughby_Delta_8
 

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Hi,

for the Willoughby Delta 9 three-engined project,please see;

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3594.msg28574.html#msg28574
 

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Caravellarella said:
Dear Hesham, here is an advertisement in French extolling the virtues of Bendix Computing-Devices for future VSTOL aircraft navigation needs......

The advertisement comes from the 15th September 1963 issue of Aviation Magazine......

Terry (Caravellarella)
Very interesting my dear Caravellarella,thank you.
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

a jet-ship.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1951/1951%20-%202187.html
An unmanned nuclear armed jet lifted/propelled rigid airship. Now I've seen everything.
 

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The air defence units wouldn't have to scramble to shoot it down, they could just put it on their to-do list.
 

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Just call me Ray said:
The third one looks like it could've been stolen from the storyboards from some upcoming "twenty minutes into the future" sci-fi movie.
I agree, though I've always preferred the term "the day after tomorrow" myself
 

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XP67_Moonbat said:
I'd been looking for this picture for a while now. I remember it in a book I had as a kid, called SHUTTLE 2. I still remember building it in Legos, too. But here you go. The image isn't as clear as I remember it though. If anyone can find a better version, by all means


http://history.nasa.gov/SP-432/ch4.htm

And here's a better version of the article from the Milwaukee Journal, 10 Feb 1947
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19470210&id=VB0aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BSUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3021,4282102

I sent this before my dear XP67_Moonbat;


http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1928.msg59278.html#msg59278
 

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hesham said:
XP67_Moonbat said:
I'd been looking for this picture for a while now. I remember it in a book I had as a kid, called SHUTTLE 2. I still remember building it in Legos, too. But here you go. The image isn't as clear as I remember it though. If anyone can find a better version, by all means


http://history.nasa.gov/SP-432/ch4.htm

And here's a better version of the article from the Milwaukee Journal, 10 Feb 1947
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19470210&id=VB0aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BSUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3021,4282102

I sent this before my dear XP67_Moonbat;


http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1928.msg59278.html#msg59278

And the source is here;


http://history.nasa.gov/SP-432/ch4.htm
 

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I found that last one while trying to find a higher quality version moon shuttle from the 1947 article. Haven't given up yet.
 

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Anybody have an idea what this is?

http://rocketsciencenews.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/alpha4.jpg
 

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Here is an US army ground attack aircraft design,from Modern Mechanix magazine.
 

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Awesome thread!


I think we now know the answer to the last Modern Mechanix cover question: our today's sky snipers are UAVs.



Here's my old Triebflügeljäger artwork from 10(!!!) years ago, which of course fits nicely with the topic of crazy futuristic airplane designs from the past:



I should really do some new Luft'46 stuff one day... it's been awhile!
 

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Hi,


here is high altitude flight concept;


http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/crosssections/page/2/
 

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Via GOODNET:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6DSu3IfRlo&feature=player_embedded
 

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Hi,


with Japanese GEN H-4 article,there is two artist drawings for personal helicopter,
it was imagination for the future.


http://alternathistory.org.ua/samyi-malenkii-vertolet-v-mire-gen-h-4-yaponiya
 

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Second picture (which I already posted elsewhere) represents a Solar design.
 

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XP67_Moonbat said:
Anybody have an idea what this is?


This look like Waverider concept
maybe a Spacecraft or Hypersonic Test vehicle
 

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We've been finding some interesting things among the latest acquisitions at the museum. These are from the Mechanix Illustrated 1951 Aviation Yearbook.

Sent in two batches of five.
Thanks Mark for scanning these for me.
 

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Absolutely awesome through and through. Frank Tinsley was a genius illustrator, if nothing else! Thank you so much for sharing, The Artist.
 

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Really a beautiful concepts,thank you Artist.
 

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Funny today to see the expectations for the future: Everybody to have a helicopter in the garage,
instead of a car ..
And funny how the ancestry of that submarine can even be found in the number on the conning tower.
The N° 14 could be read as "I 4", as there's not enough room for "I 400" ! ;)
 

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From 1976: http://blog.modernmechanix.com/five-noted-thinkers-explore-the-future/
 

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The Height of Flight: London, 2026 Future Vision

JF Ptak Science Books Post 1867

Montague B. Black (b. 1884), an artist and illustrator, pulled the curtain back from the future back there in 1926 to what he thought might be the following scene of London in 2026:
http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2012/08/the-height-of-flight-london-2026-future-vision.html
 

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Hi,


the same concept of Aerial Relay Transport Aircraft System;
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,7093.msg61022.html#msg61022


http://www.journaux-collection.com/fiche.php?id=532338
 

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From the old Paleofuture blog (current site is here), a 1967 Philco-Ford concept:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DiTzSa7MuoU
 
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