360 Degrees of Aviation

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by bernholm » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:56 am

Junkers Ju 287 - both are Forward Swept Wing.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:09 am

plunderbird wrote:Re-post of the original, first post. Just to get things right. I therefore agree my F22 post was wrong. But I also say that iqmal_97 could have done better.
Forgive me for saying this, but did I do something wrong, plunderbird?

Also, the X-29 first flew at Edwards AFB. The base was renamed after test pilot Glen Edwards. A pilot of the YB-49 Flying Wing.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Taskforce 58 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:43 am

(I refuse to post the obvious "related aircraft" of the YB-49. Instead I give you this.)

In the history of Edwards AFB there is a long list of experimental aircraft that looked good on paper but could never quite work out in reality. The YB-49 was one of them. The Ryan X-13 Vertijet is another:

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by GimiGlider » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:19 pm

Going to not post any vtol aircraft here.
Under the HAVE DOUGHNUT (wtf was the person naming the program thinking?)Program, Area 51 aka Homey airport was the operating base for a MiG-21 used the USAF for testing.
It's this aircraft:
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by plunderbird » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:21 pm

iqmal_97 wrote:
plunderbird wrote:Re-post of the original, first post. Just to get things right. I therefore agree my F22 post was wrong. But I also say that iqmal_97 could have done better.
Forgive me for saying this, but did I do something wrong, plunderbird?

Also, the X-29 first flew at Edwards AFB. The base was renamed after test pilot Glen Edwards. A pilot of the YB-49 Flying Wing.
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As far as I was concerned yes. You did a maker to same maker link. I thought this was wrong, as type to type varients are not alowed.

As for links. This might be wrong... Area 51 also was the home to some ex russian Hind helo's.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Phoenix » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:59 pm

The Fishbed is rather a remarkable aircraft, and was an aircraft flown by Danny Shapira, Israels chief test pilot for many years.

In fact he even tested the spitfire for them.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by bernholm » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:45 am

The Spitfires fought the BF109's.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Phoenix » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:19 pm

which was adapted by Czechoslovakia to make the avia S.199
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by bernholm » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:29 am

The Yakolev Yak-9 is another single engine fighter.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Crazypilot » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:30 pm

This should be easy.
Avia also manufactured the Me 262 under the name of S-92
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Taskforce 58 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:20 pm

A more interesting link - Avia produced aircraft up to 1963. The company then transformed itself into a truck manufacturer, although still maintaining an aircraft engine division. The Avia brand now has two divisions - truck, and an aircraft propeller section. Avia propellers still equipped many current production aircraft, such as the LET L-410 Turbolet:

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Shutter » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:27 pm

Dang, from the description I was hoping to see a flying truck. :lol:

Anyways, the Fiat g55 centauri was produced by a manufacturer involved in both the automotive and aviation industries as well.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Argonaut110 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:55 pm

That Fiat was flown alongside this.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:56 am

"The Macchi could easily out-turn most other fighter types, and could get the better of the P-51 Mustang, but it was always the Spitfires that caused us trouble"-Sgt. Emilio Tarantola

He was mostly referring to the Mark 5 Spits that served in North Africa and Italy, FYI.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Phoenix » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:39 pm

Her Seaborne version was replaced by the Hawker Sea Fury.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Argonaut110 » Sat May 19, 2012 3:06 pm

Which was developed from one of my favourite aircraft,
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by bernholm » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:30 pm

Which is a variant of the Hawker Typhoon.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:50 am

I'm pretty sure that the Hawker Tempest is in its own class, not a variant of the Typhoon...

Oh well, it is understandable...

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Like the Typhoon, the Republic P-47 was used more frequently as a ground attack aircraft during the closing stages of WW2.

"British pilots were astounded when they saw the huge fighter, since it hardly seemed such a big aircraft could get off the ground, much less engage in air combat. The British joked that a Thunderbolt pilot could defend himself from a Luftwaffe fighter by running around and hiding in the fuselage."

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Welshy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:43 pm

Unlike the P-47, Typhoon or Tempest the North American Mustang was designed to be a ground attacker but was best as a Fighter (The Opposite of the Above)

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Phoenix » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:46 am

the Me-163 also was good at more than its original purpose, And though it was a good interceptor, it could dogfight!

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