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Ryan Four Engined Aircraft Designs ?

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From Flying magazine 1944-9/10,

here is an artist drawings for two Ryan four engined designs,the first was commercial
airplane,and the second was a tailless pusher concept,maybe they were just a generic
aircraft,but we must check because we know a little from early Ryan designation ?.
 

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The first isn't a Ryan design at all, it's a Douglas DC-4. Ryan built manifold components for that plane.

The second isn't anything. It's just a piece of generic futuristic concept art drawn for the advertisement.
 

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Again, the aircraft in the ads aren't specific Ryan models. They're advertisers' art.
 

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Note that the design labelled "jet propulsion" in the ad doesn't have any intakes!
 

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Again, the aircraft in the ads aren't specific Ryan models. They're advertisers' art.

If you see many advertisements in this magazine to many companies,
you will find most of them a real aircraft,we can't judge on Ryan because
we have only 10 % from his designation & airplanes and 90 % are not known and in Flickr site we saw a tailless and flying-wing concepts from him,that
means he maybe made those stuff.
 

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The Flickr photos aren't even dated. They could've been from the 1960s for all we know, and apart from being all-wing aircraft the Ryan models don't resemble the art in the ads very closely at all (the models have vertical stabilizers, the artworks don't). Their existence doesn't make those very obvious generic advertising art "aircraft" real designs.

Nor does a lack of a complete catalog of Ryan designations obviously mean that Ryan would include their own unbuilt concepts in their advertising for a correspondence course. Quite the opposite, in fact.
 
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From the photo description on the Flickr page:
"Image from the Teledyne Ryan Archives, donated to SDASM in the 1990s. Many of these images are from Ryan's UAV program-----"

There are also aspects of the photography that suggest a much later origin.
Model 329 photo gallery, note the similarities to the wing photos.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/model329spirit

Example photo.

p.s. the "canopy" in the SDASM flying wing photos isn't a canopy, it's an engine housing.
 

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