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    #1 - it would be like a turbofan powered one of these, but way bigger:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    Well now. At least you wouldn't have to worry about auto-rotation.
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    Russian military WIG (wing in ground effect)



    https://youtu.be/V8Nu94khHoo?t=65
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Well now. At least you wouldn't have to worry about auto-rotation.
    I think if those blades stopped auto-rotating the drag would make that thing glide like lead ballast.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Udvar-Hazy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    then 50 years later, Northrop fleeced us for $20 billion for 21 slightly larger models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    then 50 years later, Northrop fleeced us for $20 billion for 21 slightly larger models.
    That thing is really still a marvel today. Back in its day, it was almost science fiction.
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    Northrop didn't do the fleecing. If there was a fleece going on, it was from the pentagon that never saw a big, expensive war machine they did not love..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    I think that one is a mock up built to test its stealth abilities. The original is pretty much a wreck.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    the mythical ozzy spitfire might have looked something like this
    ozonians painted the coolest sharksmouths ever, according to some experts at least

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    N9MB_w_brdr.jpg This was Northrop version in 1944

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the mythical ozzy spitfire might have looked something like this
    ozonians painted the coolest sharksmouths ever, according to some experts at least

    That's a MK Vlll and yes we did.
    Though we didn't start it.
    http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNe...7/Bite-Me.aspx
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    Mi-26 in front of IL-76?
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    Brian get's the cigar it would seem.Mil_Mi-26T_UNO_550P_UNMISS.jpgIl76-445798.jpg Mi-26 and IL-76. Man the Soviets dig there huge aircraft.

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    ****, they're probably bdub's photographs
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Finally. Another artist who likes my work enough to copy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonP View Post
    Brian get's the cigar it would seem.Mil_Mi-26T_UNO_550P_UNMISS.jpgIl76-445798.jpg Mi-26 and IL-76. Man the Soviets dig there huge aircraft.
    The Il-76 is a decent size cargo plane. Same size as the C141 Starlifter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    then 50 years later, Northrop fleeced us for $20 billion for 21 slightly larger models.
    My dad worked for Northrop doing configuration control engineering on the guidance system. That program paid for my older brother and me to go to college.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianY View Post
    My dad worked for Northrop doing configuration control engineering on the guidance system. That program paid for my older brother and me to go to college.
    Glad we could help however, taxpayer funded free tuition would probably have been more efficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    Russian military WIG (wing in ground effect)



    https://youtu.be/V8Nu94khHoo?t=65
    This thing is nuts in a cool sorta way.

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    A plane is as good as its pilots.

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    Obviously by the time you get that crew aboard there will be only room for one more, me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    The Il-76 is a decent size cargo plane. Same size as the C141 Starlifter.
    For scale, that's my burgundy Honda Civic hire car under the port wing.... parked next to the "No Parking, No Photography" sign

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    A plane is as good as its pilots.

    its hard to tell but I’m guessing a piper Apache, early Aztec or a twin navion. . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    its hard to tell but Iím guessing a piper Apache, early Aztec or a twin navion. . . .
    Does this help?

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    All my life I watched Australian galahs- pink breasted cockatoos- performing aerial acrobatics and stunts when flying. They don't do it all the time, but sometimes they just cut loose and have fun. They drop their wings in an arc, slightly forward, and their maneuverability is amazing. And then- the Stargate series arrived. The baddies were flying Death Gliders- with exactly the same wing shape as I'd been seeing overhead for years. Apart from difficulty landing, can the experts here point out any major design flaws here for a highly maneuverable aircraft? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp80-BzNm74 JayInOz

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    The female pilots are from Pussy Galore's Flying Circus in the James Bond movie 'Goldfinger' from 1964. The airplanes in the movie were Piper Cherokee PA-28 140. The airplane in the B/W photo looks like an Aztec and the one in the color photo is probably a Twin Comanche.

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