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McKellar M-1 Tailless Fighter of 1940

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Hi,

http://www.aerofiles.com/_ma.html

http://books.google.com.eg/books?id=iicDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA73&dq=tailless+airplane+popular&lr=&cd=2#v=onepage&q&f=true
 

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I am wondering how the rear gunner can fire through the rear propeller disc :mad:
 

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Retrofit said:
I am wondering how the rear gunner can fire through the rear propeller disc :mad:

Indeed, but interrupter gear was already used in other aircraft to prevent the
gunner from shooting his own aircraft. The drawing seems to show a kind of a turret,
so such a device could have been intended, I think.
 

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During WW2, there have been a few tail-less aircraft, a few push-pull aircraft, but isn't this one the only push-pull tail-less plane? (at least among fighters?) this would enrich very much the collection of shapes.
 

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Hi,

I tried hard to find a 3-view for it,but nothing on Internet.
 

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hesham said:
I tried hard to find a 3-view for it,but nothing on Internet.

Of the McKellar M-1 you mean? I haven't found any either, BUT here's the three-view from McKellar design patent #116,206 granted in 1939.
 

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Excellent my dear Skyblazer,many great thanks.
 

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Hi,

https://books.google.com./books?id=pQ_qc0zDUQoC&pg=PA8&dq=McKellar+aircraft+patent&hl=ar&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=McKellar%20aircraft%20patent&f=false
 

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2 view drawing of NX19988.

Source: Popular Aviation June 1940
 

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Retrofit said:
2 view drawing of NX19988.

Source: Popular Aviation June 1940

Wow,many thanks to you my dear Retrofit.
 

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From Flying magazine 1940-6.
 

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There was also pre-war Lippisch Delta IV aka Fieseler F3 Wespe, light monoplane with two Pobjoys. It was rebuilt several times with different canopies, wing sweep and usually one engine, it's last form being Delta IVc aka DFS 39, direct ancestor to the rocket fueled DFS 194 and Me 163. Lippisch also proposed a military one-seater derivative of the original Delta IV with two stronger radial engines. Only a model was built.
 

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