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Offline TomZ

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North American Sweepstang
« on: December 02, 2018, 11:06:58 am »
North American Sweepstang



The Sweepstang was a converted Mustang with swept back wings and a RR Griffon engine.
In an attempt to gain more speed the wings of the P-51 Mustang were replaced with swept back ones.



The result was a fast aircraft but it turned out to be very unstable and almost impossible to fly.



The sweepstanf crashed on its fourth flight.





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Re: North American Sweepstang
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 11:12:38 am »
Nice one Tom  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Sometime ago I bought a High Planes Miss Ashley Mustang because it had swept wings (Learjet wings), that one crashed for real too ---  :-\
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Re: North American Sweepstang
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 11:38:59 am »
Looks good! :thumbsup:

Reminds me of the Airacobra used to test swept wings.
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Re: North American Sweepstang
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 01:22:15 pm »
Looks good! :thumbsup:

Reminds me of the Airacobra used to test swept wings.

You're right it does look like the L-39-1, not sure why it got that designation because Bell actually used a P-63
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Re: North American Sweepstang
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 02:17:05 pm »
Brilliant work! I love the design, and the nicely restrained scheme. The contraprop is a great touch.

Sometime ago I bought a High Planes Miss Ashley Mustang because it had swept wings (Learjet wings), that one crashed for real too ---  :-\
I was about to mention Miss Ashley II too! The next step for Gary Levitz maybe? For anyone unfamiliar with that machine, here's a video filmed a few days before it and her pilot were lost at Reno:
https://youtu.be/zdum2hzQbHo
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Re: North American Sweepstang
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 07:36:06 pm »
 :wub: This plane may be impossible to fly, scale 1, but as a desk model, it could be the winner! :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: North American Sweepstang
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 06:19:09 pm »
 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

Love it!

Reminds me of the Thunderscreech "in so many ways."   :mellow: :thumbsup:
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