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  1. Jergon

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    Well, what to do with such a long long long airplane? 😀
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    Before the WW2 there were many aircraft designers trying to construct airplane with variable-area wings, mostly in Soviet Union and France. In France, Ivan Makhonine, designer with Russian origin, developed the concept of hollow wings with a next, telescopic parts hidden inside. His first...
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    Background is painted on Gimp, the plane is drawn first on paper and then colored in Gimp, too. Like all the others in this thread...:-)
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    In 30's British Royal Navy came with specification for a special airplane shadowing enemy fleets and spy their movements during night. As the Navy didn't want more then about 30 machines, the bigger companies didn't insterested in it, so two companies only were contracted: General Aircraft and...
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    In the early 50's the Yugoslavian government ordered tu build an small experimental jet aircraft. Designed by the General Directorate of Aviation Industry (Generalne Direkcije Vazduhoplovne Industrije) in 1952. The aircraft was an attempt to find the optimal shape to accommodate two jet engines...
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    The Gee Bee Aircraft Company was found in 1925 by five brothers Granvilles in Boston (later moved to Springfield) and during the 30s designed many succesful racing aircrafts. In the 1932 a speed record was made by the Gee Bee R-1 and American pilot James Doolittle (yes, it was THE Doolittle who...
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    Yes, I also think the open cockpit is a big atrocity and don't understand the designer of it...:-o I have stolen this time the under-pic words from another website and guess they have been meant as ironic...:-)
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    In the decades before WW2 Arctic exploration took a new impulse thanks to aviation. This aircraft was one of the rarest airplanes designed specially for that purpose, by Charles Rocheville in answer to a Shell Oil Co. request for their Alaskan survey explorations. Built in 1932, this three-seat...
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    In 30s, many smaller and weaker states, feeling an incoming danger, made an effort to make their own war aircrafts. Because of their limited resources, the countries tried to construct as universal machines as possible. One of such a planes were designed in Belgian 'Les Ateliers de Constructions...
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    Following the release of Air Ministry Specification for a single-seat day and night fighter, eight different companies proposed 12 different designs and three, including Blackburn Aircraft, received contracts to produce a prototype. Blackburn's design, the F.3, was a single-bay biplane of...
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    In 1944, Lockheed company decided to begin production of small and cheap civil airplanes. The first one was one-seated Model 33 Little Dipper (see another picture). Together with it one more machine was planned - two seated tourist airplane with similar design. The bigger bro' has also one...
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    Well, I don't understand, what 'foo fighters' does mean, but it sounds cool as a name of rock band. :)
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    And the word is "Loki" - oh, that German fonts... :)
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    In 1940, Russian aircraft construction team of M.K.Tichonrawow designed a new attack fighter with three engines - the main one for taking off was placed in fuselage, the other two with eliptic shape were placed under wings and were designate for moving and fighting in the air with a full speed...
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    In 1951 British Royal Navy asked for a small and cheap anti-submarine airplane able to take off the small aircrat carriers and help bigger and more expensive planes taking off the larger ships or coastal airports. The Irish company Short designed simple light bomber with two seats (for pilot and...
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    The airplanes Il-2 'Stormovik' and later improved version Il-10 became very famous machines in Soviet Union during WW2. Both types had a metal fuselage armor, were used as light bombers and had one weakness - a fuselage part in front of cockpit covered up targets during bomb attacks and it made...
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    After the success of the famous WW2 fighter P-38 Lightning decided Lockheed company to design even bigger and stronger type with the same conception. When they were allowed to export Lightnings to France and Great Britain, they promised to build the new airplane at their own expense. In May 1940...
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    The economic crisis in 30's led to fusion of two big French air factories, 'Ateliers and Chantiers de la Loire' and 'Societé Nieuport-Astra'. The new concern 'Groupement Aviation Loire - Nieuport' was stronger but not so stable due to bad rivality between the two former factories. In 1934 the...
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    The one of the most strangely looking aircrafts ever was an Italian experimental machine designed in 1932 by Luigi Stipa for the Italian Air Ministry. To make aircraft's engine more efficient, it had a hollow barrel-shaped fusselage with engine and proppeler placed inside, working as a big...
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    The French aircraft designer René Leduc beginnt an experiments with ramjet engines since WW2 and after liberation of his land he started immediately to construct experimental ramjet airplane Leduc 010. The first flight of this type was realized in April 1949, its speed was about 800km/h. As it...

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