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Offline apophenia

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Heinkel He 231
« on: July 12, 2015, 11:29:24 AM »

A whiffed Heinkel He 231/VJ 101A-6. I've kept the layout of the 'A-6 version including the 6 x 4,900 lb.st Rolls-Royce/MAN Turbo RB.153/17 tilt engines. But, I've assumed that as much as practical of the airframe would be based upon licensed F-104 Starfighter components.

The RW aircraft was designed for the NATO NBMR-3 programme ... resulting in three German tilt-engine designs: the Heinkel He 231 (aka VJ 101 concept, in 4-poster and 6-engined variants), the Messerschmitt VJ-101B concept, and the built EWR VJ 101C.
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Re: Heinkel He 231
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 10:44:13 PM »
Massive acceleration & fast but what do you do with 15 minutes of fuel? ???
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Re: Heinkel He 231
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2015, 04:19:21 AM »
Massive acceleration & fast but what do you do with 15 minutes of fuel? ???


No loitering :)
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Re: Heinkel He 231
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2015, 08:50:00 AM »
Massive acceleration & fast but what do you do with 15 minutes of fuel? ???


No loitering :)

Be perfect for ZeLL launching: Bang! Straight up there! Hit the Bogies. Back & vertical landing near the ZeLL launch site/vehicle. ;)
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Re: Heinkel He 231
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2015, 10:16:10 AM »
Massive acceleration & fast but what do you do with 15 minutes of fuel? ???


No loitering :)

 ;D  Of course, any hostile would be in trouble with six turbojets loitering directly above them. Once fuel is exhausted (literally and figuratively), the ensuing crash would ensure the target's destruction  ;)
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Re: Heinkel He 231
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 09:40:43 PM »
Impressive drawings, thanks! Is this completely fantasy, or just "unbuilt scale 1"?