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SAS~Storebror

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4368 on: October 11, 2018, 11:00:49 PM »

Sleek plane. Only thing is you don't see shit from the pilot's viewpoint, except for when you fly backwards.

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4369 on: October 12, 2018, 05:16:07 AM »

DH, you get it but your engine is wrong. This is the first prototype with the ABC engine. It produced far less hp than the Niagara.

It’s your turn DH.



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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4370 on: October 12, 2018, 12:19:07 PM »

It also had variable incidence wings.


The Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor (originally designated XP-91) is a mixed-propulsion prototype interceptor aircraft, developed by Republic Aviation.

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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4371 on: October 12, 2018, 12:47:38 PM »

It also had variable incidence wings.


That is incorrect. The wings on the XF-91 had inverse taper, i.e. Smaller chord at the root than at the tip. The wings on the XF-91 didn't move or change incidence or angle. They are not "Variable Geometry" like the wings on an F-111, F-14 or B-1B.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4372 on: October 12, 2018, 01:32:24 PM »

Ok all, here's the new one:



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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4373 on: October 13, 2018, 12:40:11 AM »

Should be clear as mud that this is just another faux antique finish F-35.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4374 on: October 14, 2018, 03:15:55 PM »

Well im lost.
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4375 on: October 14, 2018, 05:07:21 PM »

Edit: I gave it another try and it seems to be the Johnson Uniplane, an experimental flying pancake from the early 1930s.
http://eaavintage.org/october-2015-mystery/
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/xplane/uniplane.html

A much better picture:
https://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_ms223_photographs/590/
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4376 on: October 16, 2018, 02:01:12 PM »

Well done sniperton !!!

Mike you were close with your "faux antique finish F-35" guess, but no cigar.  :)

Your turn sniperton :)
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4377 on: October 16, 2018, 02:03:44 PM »

That was a nasty one  ;D
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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4378 on: October 16, 2018, 04:07:25 PM »

That was a nasty one  ;D

I don't think so, any plane which is unconventional enough is quite easy to track down. It's not like with the Nth variant of a popular conventional design where you have to check aircraft manufacturers from the whole world ranging from the US to Argentina and from the 30s to the 60s. This is why I don't want to make you suck with Hungarian or Polish designs, although I'd have plenty of material to do so.
Anyway, this is from a major country, and I apologize for the bad image quality (which is a hint at its origin, if anything else fails).
[I also want you to admit that it's a nice object captured in a beautiful picture despite its low quality.]


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Re: Quest: Guess what is depicted here
« Reply #4379 on: October 16, 2018, 04:17:38 PM »

A lot easier

This can only be the Beriev Be-10
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