here is this little beauty. the XB-42 Mixmaster.
A unique aircraft which may have played a big role in WWII had it been designed earlier and entered production.
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I love the Sikorskiy Blackhawk. It seems like an amazing helicopter.
^a promotional film for the helicopter complete with 70's porn music. They should STILL build this helicopter. They cancelled the program after the prototype crashed killing the test pilot.
One of my other favorite aircraft is the B-47 Stratojet.
The B-47 looked unlike any contemporary bomber, described by some observers as a "sleek, beautiful outcome that was highly advanced". The 35° swept wings were shoulder-mounted, with the twin inboard turbojet engines mounted in very neat pods, and the outboard engines tacked under the wings short of the wingtips. With the exception of a change from the shoulder-mounted wing configuration to being under the fuselage, most future airliners would use a similar configuration, with the engines mounted in under-wing pylons.
Basically all future jets followed the B-47's design of swept wings and engines mounted in pods under the wings. It is also a beautiful aircraft in my opinion. It is a bomber that looks like a fighter jet with a canopy rather than a side by side configuration.
The B-47 in the foreground, B-52 center, and the B-36 "Peacemaker" which was a ridiculously large piston driven aircraft before the B-47 came along.
edit: Ah hell, here is some info on the B-36.
size comparison next to a B-29, the same type of plane which dropped the A-bombs on Japan:
The B-36 took shape as an aircraft of immense proportions, two-thirds longer than the previous "superbomber", the B-29. The wingspan and tail height of the B-36 exceeded those of the Antonov An-22, the largest ever mass-produced propeller-driven aircraft. Only with the advent of the Boeing 747 and the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, both designed two decades later, did aircraft capable of lifting a heavier payload become commonplace.
Some Guy From NY fucked around with this message at 02:01 on Mar 9, 2010
|# ¿ Mar 9, 2010 01:35|
Yeah, the F-117 was cool in the 90s for showing up out of nowhere and dropping a bunker buster on your commo node, HQ, radome, power plant, etc. But it's just not a great air support platform and we have better ways to nail such high priority targets now.
Can the F-5 do this?
It lost an entire wing and STILL flew back home without spiraling into the ground uncontrollably.
|# ¿ Mar 12, 2010 12:37|