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Early Praga E-51 design ?

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Hi,


I know that the Praga E-51 had a different early design,from which later
was built,who can confirm this,and any drawings please.
 

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There's a site (http://www.fliegerweb.com/geschichte/flugzeuge/lexikon.php?show=lexikon-462) mentioning,
that in the first design, the fuselage was much longer to allow the crew of four sitting in a row. The aft of the
fuselage would have been connected to the tailplane in this design.
The drawing is just an assumption, what it could have looked like, based on a drawing from V.Nemecek
"Vojenska letadla" of the later E-51. So it shouldn't be taken too seriously !
 

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You're welcome ! After some thoughts afterwards, I think, the fuselage would have been not
only longer, but somewhat slimmer. Think, I'll try to further modify the drawing a little bit ...
 

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From "Czechoslovak Prototypes 1938" vol. 2 (Jakab, Czech Republic 2007).
 

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Wow, thank you very much !
Aesthetically it was a development to a much more elegant design without doubt !
What isn't shown is a stage of the development, where the fuselage is connected
to the tail plane, which could have resulted in an aircraft somewhat similar to the
SNCAC NC.1070 (the only such type, that comes to my mind in the moment)
http://www.aviastar.org/air/france/sncac_nc-1070.php
 

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