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Graeme

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5004 on: February 10, 2019, 01:28:07 PM »

Cheers for that Lamehawk.  :)
But I'm gonna declare OPEN HOUSE as I'm low on ammunition.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5005 on: February 10, 2019, 02:03:37 PM »

Hello All,

It's been awhile for me to have something posted, so here I go.  :)  Looking for the aircraft that is mounted on the launch plane.

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5006 on: February 10, 2019, 02:19:10 PM »

I'll go Leduc 0.10.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5007 on: February 11, 2019, 01:21:13 PM »

Well done Graeme … you are correct.  :)

Here's a bit on the aircraft:

The Leduc 0.10 was a research aircraft built in France, one of the world's first aircraft to fly powered solely by a ramjet.



Designed by René Leduc in 1938, it was built at the Breguet Aviation factory after a protracted, semi-secret construction phase kept at arm's length from German occupation authorities, and was finally completed in 1947. The aircraft featured a double-walled fuselage, with the pilot controlling the aircraft from within the inner shell. The circular gap between this and the outer, cylindrical shell provided the inlet for the ramjet.

It could not take off unassisted (ramjets cannot produce thrust at zero airspeed and thus cannot move an aircraft from a standstill) and was therefore intended to be carried aloft by a parasite aircraft mother ship, first attempted by the four-engine AAS 01A & -B German-origin designs, which were replaced later in 1953, by examples of the French-designed Sud-Est Languedoc four-engine airliner, and released at altitude.

Following test flights of the AAS 01/Leduc 0.10 composite, independent unpowered gliding tests began in October 1947. After three such flights, the first powered flight from atop an AAS 01 mother ship was made on 21 April 1949 over Toulouse. Released in a shallow dive at an altitude of 3,050 m (10,010 ft), the engine was tested at half power for twelve minutes, propelling the aircraft to 680 km/h (420 mph).

In subsequent tests, the 0.10 reached a top speed of Mach 0.85 and demonstrated the viability of the ramjet as an aviation powerplant, with a rate of climb of 40 m/s (7,900 ft/min) to 11,000 meters (36,000 ft), exceeding that of the best jet fighters of the time.

Of the two 0.10s originally built, one was destroyed in a crash in 1951 and the other severely damaged in another crash the following year. Both pilots survived with serious injuries.

Graeme, your turn.  :)

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5008 on: February 11, 2019, 01:35:27 PM »

Cheers!  :)

Always liked the Leduc aircraft, particularly the 0.22 which wouldn't have been outta place in the Thunderbirds TV series.

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5009 on: February 11, 2019, 01:38:58 PM »

I guess someone was passionate about the old films "Buck Rogers" , and "Flash Gordon"   ;D
That Leduc  looks very much like one of their spaceships.

Look at the TOP part of these two old 1930s film posters...
https://www.pictorialpress.com/films/flash-gordon-conquers-the-universe/
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https://www.pictorialpress.com/timeline/flash-gordon6/

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5010 on: February 12, 2019, 10:15:08 AM »

Is that a jet with closed thrust reverser?
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5011 on: February 12, 2019, 01:25:11 PM »

It is a jet engine to supplement the main engines for take off. When not in use the 'eyelid' closes.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5012 on: February 13, 2019, 01:04:56 AM »

You'd think something this seemingly strange looking wouldn't be this hard to get.  I'm guessing it's military, right?  And I'm getting ekranoplan vibes - anything to that?
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5013 on: February 13, 2019, 01:33:14 AM »

I was thinking ekranoplan as well. I've got a vague feeling I've seen it before. Too vague - that miserable memory!
Something watery perhaps  (all these wet dreams)
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5014 on: February 13, 2019, 04:04:07 AM »

This should answer your questions...



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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #5015 on: February 13, 2019, 04:31:54 AM »



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