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  1. Jergon

    Airplanes

    In the middle 50's, company of V.M.Myasishchev along with the CAGI started to develop (as a conterweight of American B-70 Valkyrie) a prototype of fast jet bomber with four engines: two Dobrynin VD-7 non-afterburning turbojet engines at the outer and two VD-7F afterburning turbojet engines at...
  2. Jergon

    Airplanes

    In 1937, Howard Hughes began the design of an advanced twin-engine, twin-boom interceptor in the hope of interesting the United States Army Air Corps in its procurement. The design was somewhat similar to the Lockheed P-38 Lightning that won the 1939 USAAC design competition. Hughes later...
  3. Jergon

    Airplanes

    In early twenties the Bristol company built special racing aircraft to demonstrate the capabilities of the Bristol Jupiter engine. Detail design work was authorised on 5 December 1921, and an order issued to the factory for a single aircraft on 23 January 1922. The only aircraft was built in...
  4. Jergon

    Airplanes

    In 1933, the Fairchild Aircraft Company undertook a study of new designs based on their Model 71. A decision to mount a parasol wing above the fuselage coupled with a rear cockpit position, clearly distinguished this model from the rest of the Fairchild 71 series, although the company...
  5. Jergon

    Airplanes

    The Lockheed aviation company was the first in the United States to start work on a jet powered aircraft, the L-133 design started in 1939 as a number of "Paper Projects" by engineers Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, Willis Hawkins and Hall J Hibbard. Throughout World War II, the development of a...
  6. Jergon

    Airplanes

    In the year 1919 was in the Zari brothers' factory built a prototype of fighter biplane designed during the war by Italian designer Tebaldi. Later, both the prototype and the design rights, was bought by Breda company. Breda re-engined the prototype with a 224 kW (300 hp) Hispano-Suiza HS-42 V-8...
  7. Jergon

    Airplanes

    In the year 1914, the synchronization between gun and propeller hasn't been developed yet, so the two young British modellers, R.F.Mann and R.P.Grimmer found a bit strange solution of this problem. Their two-seat fighter prototype had a radial engine placed in the nose, but with two propellers...
  8. Jergon

    Airplanes

    In the 1951, US Navy and Air Force together started a project of new long range fighter. The Republic company designed an airplane developed on F-84F Thunderstreak (it has the same wings, part of fuselage and canopy), powered by a ram extended turbine and supersonic propeller. Its unofficial...
  9. Jergon

    Airplanes

    Well, what to do with such a long long long airplane? 😀
  10. Jergon

    Airplanes

    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...
  11. Jergon

    Airplanes

    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...:-)
  12. Jergon

    Airplanes

    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...
  13. Jergon

    Airplanes

    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...
  14. Jergon

    Airplanes

    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...
  15. Jergon

    Airplanes

    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...:-)
  16. Jergon

    Airplanes

    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...
  17. Jergon

    Airplanes

    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...
  18. Jergon

    Airplanes

    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...
  19. Jergon

    Airplanes

    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...
  20. Jergon

    Airplanes

    Well, I don't understand, what 'foo fighters' does mean, but it sounds cool as a name of rock band. :)
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