360 Degrees of Aviation

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Shutter » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:57 pm

The xf-85 goblin shared similar attributes in the sense that it was stunted and derpy, newish technology, couldn't land like any sane person would like to, and was generally a pretty risky thing to be flying.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:01 am

The Goblin was intended to be a parasite fighter, being carried by a "mother" aircraft. However, it was not the first of it's kind.

The Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk was carried by Macon and Akron in its belly, and can be launched and retrieved at will.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Phoenix » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:39 pm

Another FICON was the Mig-19.

Which is slightly smaller than the Kh-20 missile.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:28 am

Whose design was based on this: the MiG-15.
Which is smaller.
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Primarily to intercept bombers, and the F-86 was created to counter this Soviet threat.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by star » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:15 am

You could say that the Mig-15 has a few "unintentional" cousins. The engine used by the Mig-15, the Klimov VK-1, was a slightly-modified version of the British Rolls Royce Nene. In the United States, the Nene was license built as the Pratt & Whitney J42, which went on to power this aircraft:

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The Grumman F9F Panther.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Crazypilot » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:46 am

The Panther was later developed into the Grumman F-9 Cougar, which was first flown in 20 September, 1951.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:45 am

It got old and thus was upgraded to the F-11, the first US Navy single-seat, supersonic and carrier based fighter.
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It first flew on 30 July 1954.
The major upgrade was its new afterburner engine. :mrgreen:

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by star » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:39 am

The power plant used in the F-11 Tiger, the Wright J65, had also powered this U.S. Navy fighter:

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The North American FJ-4 Fury.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Crazypilot » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:19 pm

It was in a lineage of aircraft that were later on engineered into this beauty.
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The F-86.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by star » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:22 pm

You've got it backwards; the FJ-4 is a derivative of the F-86.

Anyway; a famous acrobatic/fighter/test pilot by the name of Bob Hoover (whom just about every pilot has heard of) had test flown the F-86 Sabre. Of the numerous aircraft that Bob had the pleasure of flying, he was most famous for piloting this:

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The Aero Commander Shrike Commander.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Honey Badger » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:46 am

He also flew the P-51 Mustang called "Ole Yeller" even though he was not as well known for it. It served as his start to airshow flying, though.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Crazypilot » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:53 am

One of the P-51's nemesis in World War 2 was the well known and mass produced BF-109
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Flake » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:59 am

Which is a tail dragger and 3 bladed prop aircraft, Just like the Extra 300S.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Honey Badger » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:48 am

Another aerobatic taildragger is the Pitts Special.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Crazypilot » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:37 am

The Pitts Special is a bi-plane. So is the An-2.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:03 am

The same company, Antonov, would build the world's largest operational aircraft to date 42 years later: the An-225.
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It was a little smaller than the Spruce Goose, made in the 1940s.

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by Crazypilot » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:30 am

The An-225 was actually made from the design of an An-124 in order to carry a space shuttle.(Yo dawg...I herd u laiked flying craft...)
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Come to think of it, not too much of a difference between the two planes appearance wise.
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by XA-38 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:30 am

The An-124's American counterpart is the C-5 Galaxy:
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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by NightRaven » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:53 am

Another aircraft the served the same purpose is the C-17 Globemaster III.
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Same T-tail design, same number of engines, but this has a bulging undercarriage area. :mrgreen:

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Re: 360 Degrees of Aviation

Post by iqmal_97 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:06 pm

You forgot one thing. Winglets.
One famous aircraft that wasn't originally designed with is the 737.
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