VFW-505 double deck airliner ?

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Hi,

the VFW-505 was 250-300 passenger double deck airliner,who know more
info about it ?.
 

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Still mystery to this days ?,may be I gOt this info from Flightglobal site.
 

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hesham said:
Still mystery to this days ?,may be I gOt this info from Flightglobal site.

If it was from FlightGlobal it could still be found in their online archive.
 

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hesham said:
Still mystery to this days ?,may be I gOt this info from Flightglobal site.

Are you looking for something like this? It was published in an advertisement brochure.
 

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Excellent my dear Boxkite,thank you very much,and from my dear Richard,


here is the VFW-505 "Delphin Concept",from Der Flieger 12/1974.


My dear Stargazer,you are right,it was from a book or file as I think,but not from Flightglobal.
 

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Hi,


here is the drawing for accommodation of passengers internal the aircraft,and the travelers
used the rear door for raising to airplane.
 

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Hi Hesham,

here is the drawing for accommodation of passengers internal the aircraft,and the travelers
used the rear door for raising to airplane.

From the looks of it (and the "dolphin" name) , it seems to be based on Professor Heinrich Hertel's ideas of a laminar flow fuselage.

Here some more pictures, including some of a sailplane testbed for the nose shape:


Here's a book authored by Hertel ... the preview includes two pages of content:


I didn't read the book, but I'm intrigued by the image of the boxfish ... the 2005 Mercedes Benz "bionic car" used that supposedly very low-drag shape, too. Now I wonder if there was any connection to Hertel's work!

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Henning (HoHun)
 

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FRG Govt 1/66 (then a Coalition, CDU-CSU+FDP) chose to attend France/UK Govt discussions on a Big Twin for BEAC/AF/DLH. Project Studies had been funded 11/65 for response 4/66, at Sud, AMD, Nord, Breguet and at HSAL, BAC. Those led to submission of Sud/BAC Galion and HS/Breguet/Nord HBN100. Exactly then Boeing sold 747 to PanAm, C-5A had been sold to USAF 11/65, and US was exploring Medium-sized civil Wide-Bodies. FRG politicians of all Parties saw this sector as re-entry for civil FRG-Aero. So VFW was funded as a rehearsal, audition, to qualify to join the team to be selected by France+UK. Look upon these sketches as student exercises. They succeeded in bringing new-FRG Aero to a point where they could claim "noble" work, and did so supremely successfully on (to be) A300B. New (1/12/66) Coalition Ministers assigned FRG's workshare, 25%, to a team where VFW was junior, but the audition's competence had been disseminated.
 

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Hi Henning,

I agree with you,and I think he was the designer.
 

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