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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #225 on: November 24, 2012, 06:11:05 AM »
Ah, so there are multiple aircraft donating to this then...
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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #226 on: November 24, 2012, 06:12:16 AM »
Ah, so there are multiple aircraft donating to this then...

Are they all from NAA products or other manufacturers?
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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #227 on: November 24, 2012, 12:09:22 PM »
B-45 Tornado base, Super Sabre canopy, plus AJ Savage tip tanks ... ?
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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #228 on: November 24, 2012, 05:34:31 PM »
Ah, so there are multiple aircraft donating to this then...


Are they all from NAA products or other manufacturers?


Brilliant, Apophenia, you're almost there.

Okay folks, now it's time for the answer... Original photo was this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/my_public_domain_photos/6329169144/#

What I did:

1°) Manual rearward sweep of the wing, tail stabilizers and fin.
2°) Split of the underbelly podded jet and integration into nose and tail.
3°) Replacement of the wing pod's dual intakes by an F-84 Thunderjet's nose cowling.
4°) Addition of a wingtip tank snatched from an AJ-2 Savage.
5°) Replacement of cockpit by that of an F-105 Thunderchief.
6°) Modification of serial numbers.
7°) Recreation of a fake brochure using original "NAA", "North American Aviation" and "Savage" logos.

By looking at the aircraft's buzz number's prefix "BE-" I guess one could have found what type I used, since I completely forgot to modify it!!

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #229 on: November 24, 2012, 07:47:02 PM »
What aircraft did I base the following whif upon? Hint: it was a pretty ugly attack aircraft that never got produced (answer is just below the plan)


Yeah, right. The Vultee Model 90, a.k.a. the Convair XA-41.

In fact it wasn't such an ugly design... All it took to make it look good was to fit the cockpit of the Vought Kingfisher to it... (also added the tail hook and torpedo).
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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #230 on: November 24, 2012, 08:39:08 PM »
I like the Viper

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #231 on: November 25, 2012, 01:50:15 AM »
Me too :)

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #232 on: November 26, 2012, 11:17:53 PM »
Oooh, that I really like!  Very nice!

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #233 on: November 26, 2012, 11:34:21 PM »
+1.

The XA-41 Fuselage looks under utilized.
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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #234 on: November 28, 2012, 06:17:55 AM »
That Viper is a real silk purse! A vast improvement over the XA-41  :P
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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #235 on: December 18, 2012, 11:35:13 AM »
Looking back at your A-51, might the XA-51 prototype have used a razorback canopy and associated structure?  I'm real tempted to try that one.

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #236 on: December 18, 2012, 04:22:35 PM »
Looking back at your A-51, might the XA-51 prototype have used a razorback canopy and associated structure?  I'm real tempted to try that one.
Not a fan of the razorback canopies myself, and I think it wouldn't look anywhere as sleek, but who knows? By all means go for it!  ;)

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A little something to start 2013. Not much but hopefully inspiration will come back soon...



An imaginary fighter in an imaginary alternate reality where McDonnell merged with Rockwell instead of Douglas, and they came up with an attack/fighter named the Sabre Spectre. This profile was done using original artwork by E. Omelchenko for the F-100 Sabre, F-4 Phantom and A-4 Skyhawk, which I merged into one single aircraft.

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #238 on: January 20, 2013, 05:48:57 AM »
Different...
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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #239 on: January 20, 2013, 03:22:56 PM »
oooh !    F/A-68A  8)
So late 1950s to 1970s.
Lot of options for which (who's) wings to use.

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Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft: Gloster « Gannet » early jet airliner
« Reply #240 on: February 13, 2013, 10:59:55 PM »


We get so used to the shape of modern airliners, all derived from the general configuration introduced by Boeing on their 707 and 737 models, that we often tend to forget that the design of airliners was not always as boring as that. The early years of aviation are ripe with plenty of odd and original airliners, and even the jet age began with many original proposals: pusher propellers, double decks, flying boats, and so forth.

My Gloster Gannet tries to recapture that era when everything seemed possible. Of course, there is kind of a twist here... Although entirely fictitious, the Gannet is based on a perfectly real aircraft design. Can you guess which?

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #241 on: February 13, 2013, 11:07:26 PM »
What is that based upon?
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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #242 on: February 13, 2013, 11:20:53 PM »
Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka?

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #243 on: February 13, 2013, 11:24:32 PM »
Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka?

Oh my, I think he's right.  He found an airliner design sure to be even deadlier than the original Comet.  I'm canceling my ticket...

Cheers,

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #244 on: February 13, 2013, 11:27:27 PM »
The Ohka it is... Well done, Empty Handed!

Remember that the Ohka was called the "Baka" by the Americans, which means "crazy" or "mad" in several languages.
The French for "mad" is "fou", the same word used for the... "gannet"...

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #245 on: February 13, 2013, 11:34:41 PM »
Innovative!
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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #246 on: February 13, 2013, 11:49:55 PM »
I like the look!  :)
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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #247 on: February 14, 2013, 04:52:39 AM »
Very nice.....I like it.

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #248 on: February 14, 2013, 05:51:54 AM »
I really like this. Too bad the Testors Ohka (or "Oka" as the boxtop says) is OOP, otherwise I'd build it.

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Re: Stargazer2006's imaginary aircraft
« Reply #249 on: February 14, 2013, 07:19:27 AM »
Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka?

Oh my, I think he's right.  He found an airliner design sure to be even deadlier than the original Comet.  I'm canceling my ticket...

Cheers,

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