Author Topic: Apophenia's Offerings  (Read 670707 times)

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #3025 on: July 31, 2022, 01:47:42 AM »
I like though I suspect that canopy might require some bracing.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #3026 on: July 31, 2022, 03:59:19 AM »
I like though I suspect that canopy might require some bracing.

Interesting. I wondered if it might require a little more tail area but hadn't considered extra canopy bracing.

What is the concern which dictates the extra bracing, Greg? There is a speed difference - 623 mph for the Hunter F.Mk.6 versus 570-600 mph for the CL-30 and T-33. But, at 640 mph, the  F-94C Starfire was faster than the Hunter. And, AFAIK, the F-94C also used the T-33 canopy.

Of course, 'my' tandem Hunter might be slightly faster than the equivalent single-seater (assuming better aerodynamics for a longer canopy). Aerodynamics would also be improved by having removed the 'Sabrinas' (I was also trying to control weight gain by eliminating two of the ADENs).

After banging together the above, it occurred to me that there was a plausible development story other than the RAF or RNethAF abandoning their preference for side-by-side jet trainers. What if the Belgians opted for tandem 2-seaters - perhaps inspired by their Fouga Magisters - and SABCA or Avions Fairey produced the forward fuselages for their Hunter trainers?
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #3027 on: July 31, 2022, 05:16:40 AM »
The canopy on a NAA TF-86 would be a good example
« Last Edit: July 31, 2022, 05:19:13 AM by kitnut617 »