360 Degrees of Aviation

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by flyingfisch » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:06 pm

A plane with the same designation, the C-5 North Star:

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This was basically a DC-4 with Rolls-Royce engines.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by CalvT » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:48 pm

Supermarine Spitfire
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Also is powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine
I know this is a fairly common example - but its sooo pretty it deserves it!
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Stingx » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:33 pm

Another WWII aircraft used in the RAF but introduced four years after.
Hawker Tempest Mark V
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by megaprime13 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:14 am

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The scoop on that thing is awesome.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:18 am

dood
you're supposed to continue the chain like in the TPBM thread
not say "oh its awesome" and shit like that and leave it hanging there

Anyway, continuing where Stingx left off,
The Tempest's German equivalent (somewhat) was the Focke Wulf FW190.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by CalvT » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:41 am

Fw190D
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The Fw190As long nosed brother
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Seagull » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:56 pm

It gets even longer - Focke-Wulf Ta 152 - basically the most advanced model of the FW190 family.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by CalvT » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:44 pm

The FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II
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This was a plane designed by Kurt Tank (same as above) and was heavily based on Kurts previous design, the Ta 183 which he built for the germans. This plane was built by the argentinians, hence the FMA (Fabrica Militar de Aviones)
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:24 am

An aircraft with a similar design (nose intake, high wings and T-tailed) was the Lavochkin La-15.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by CalvT » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:54 am

MiG-15
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This was produced similar time to the La-15 and won over it, because although the La-15 was more advanced - the MiG-15 was easier to produce and maintain (Me-109 story over again).
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:47 am

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Which preyed on the F-80 Shooting Stars of the USAF in the Korean War. The first jet-on-jet kill in history was made by a MiG-15 downing an unfortunate F-80.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by CalvT » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:37 pm

The F-9F Panther
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While what is stated above maybe true, it is not admitted by the USAF. Around the same time, it is on record that a F-80 downed a MiG-15, which in turn is not admitted by the North Korean AF. But the first jet on jet kill accepted by both sides is when a F-9F shot down a MiG-15. This was also the first jet kill for the navy.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:32 am

~flashback of putting F-11 after F-9 a few pages back~

*Oh no, here we go again...*

The F-9 was powered by a Pratt and Whitney J42, which is a variant of the Rolls-Royce Nene. The Nene was used to power a variety of aircraft, one of which was the Dassualt Ouragan.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Nodoka Hanamura » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:09 pm

CalvT wrote:MiG-15
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This was produced similar time to the La-15 and won over it, because although the La-15 was more advanced - the MiG-15 was easier to produce and maintain (Me-109 story over again).
How did the US get the Russians to hand over a MiG? Just how?

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by CalvT » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:57 pm

Mahora-27 wrote:How did the US get the Russians to hand over a MiG? Just how?
A Russian Pilot defected during the Korean war, and flew over with his MiG-15.

A MiG-17
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The first missile kill by a F-86 was against one of these. Before this, the Chinese MiG-17s where over flying the F-86s because the F-86s couldn't reach them, and so the MiG-17s where dictating the battle. But then the USAF where given a few AIM9s and they used them to engage the MiG-17s which when one was shot down, came down to get revenge. Well, mainly, the Americans got revenge... (with .50 cals)
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:14 pm

It then met with the Vought F-8 Crusader in ol' V'nam. It was a worthy opponent for the MiG because it still retained maneuverability and guns despite being designed in the age where missiles were considered wonder weapons and the art of dogfighting has became obsolete, unlike it's competitor, the F-4 Phantom.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:57 am

An attacker that bore a striking resemblance to the F-8 was the A-7.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Alpha Star » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:51 am

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Seagull » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:29 pm

Panavia Tornado - another combat aircraft with sweep wings.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:54 pm

Another aircraft with a similar role, 2 pilots,variable geometry wings and 2 afterburning engines is the Su-24 Fencer.
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