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Re: Retrofuture Lightnings & Mustangs
« Reply #125 on: October 15, 2017, 01:03:41 AM »
And the Guppy/Super-Guppy are the first of voluminous cargo planes. The Mustangs, with a little size increase, will join them, very probably:

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Re: Retrofuture Lightnings & Mustangs
« Reply #126 on: October 15, 2017, 02:03:03 AM »
Speech of 1931: "in the forthcoming decade, 1932-1942, there will be less and less budget for armies, down to zero, all aircraft will be civilian racers, like the new Gee Bee!":

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Re: Retrofuture Lightnings & Mustangs
« Reply #127 on: October 15, 2017, 02:26:58 AM »
After the success of the Bv-40 fighter-glider, there will be equivalents in every Air Force:

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Re: Retrofuture Lightnings & Mustangs
« Reply #128 on: October 15, 2017, 04:40:32 AM »
The Bugatti 100 was so great, it was showing the future for sure. For instance, Rolls Royce refusing the nose engine of the Mustang will probably build a derivative of the Bugatti:


I like.  Maybe develop it further using the FTB version as a basis:



Of course, if you also wanted to stick to the Bugatti 100's twin engine arrangement, one could do a suitable stretched FTB Mustang... ;)
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Re: Retrofuture Lightnings & Mustangs
« Reply #129 on: October 15, 2017, 12:35:29 PM »
I did use the FTB silhouette as a basis for my FTBug, I swear I did. But you are right there was no engine exhausts on it, otherwise the canopy would have been smaller. But moving the engine backward makes it, no problem (except for weight centering, but with a fat pilot, this would work!) ;)

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Re: Retrofuture Lightnings & Mustangs
« Reply #130 on: October 15, 2017, 01:00:37 PM »
The Payen Pa-49 Katy flew in 1954 with a weird shape and its performance showed future racers should be like that, in Reno Mustangs for instance:

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Re: Retrofuture Lightnings & Mustangs
« Reply #131 on: October 15, 2017, 01:31:19 PM »
In 1965 flew the Marvel, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_State_University_XV-11_Marvel , and this was the mature level of aviation, after so many decades of shy designs. For the future now, all airplane will be like that:

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Re: Retrofuture Lightnings & Mustangs
« Reply #132 on: October 15, 2017, 03:33:38 PM »
The Caproni Noviplano was obviously a "plane of the future" when it flew in 1921, in front of stupefied spectators...
Well, it crashed also in 1921, because it was ahead of its time (solidity was too low) but that does not change the direction: this was the plane of the future, as can be seen on the Novistang (with top maneuverability):