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It's a Tornado Jim, but not as we know it

Started by MartG, February 05, 2009, 12:48:41 PM

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During the early development of the Panavia MRCA ( i.e. the Tornado ) it became apparent that the development of the variable geometry aspect of the design was running into problems, and the resulting budget overrun could see the project halted. Panavia therefore proposed a simplified design, with a fixed delta wing. The deletion of the VG wing created additional space within the fuselage, which no longer needed to house the wing box and associated actuators, substantially increasing the amount of fuel which could be carried internally, which the fuel tanks in the new wing also added to. The aircraft therefore rarely needs to carry external tanks, unless on a long range ferry flight, leaving all the wing hardpoints available for weapons.

Matchbox F.3 fuselage, Hasegawa F-106 wings









Murphy's 1st Law - An object at rest will be in the wrong place
Murphy's 2nd Law - An object in motion will be going in the wrong direction
Murphy's 3rd Law - For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction


Jeffry Fontaine

Martin,

What a great idea for a kit-bashing.  The end result is most impressive. 

You really should consider starting up a gallery folder to consolidate all of your creations in one spot. 
Let me know if you want to have your own folder in the gallery.
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That is really great Mart :thumbsup: Well thought out and superbly executed :wub: :bow:
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ChernayaAkula

:lol: Upon seeing the first pic I thought: "Okay, so what's the difference?"

Then I saw. And liked it! :thumbsup: Very nice indeed!
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Same as Akula, I looked at the first pic & thought, it's one of them there subtle whiffs, I just can't work it out.  Then I scrolled down!
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chrisonord

I like this very much, its like a super upgraded Gloster Javelin, with added brass danglers!!
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Boy, that looks great.  Totally plausible. :wub:

tinlail

Quote from: Overkiller on February 05, 2009, 02:23:49 PM
.... however I think in a low level strike role a tailplane would really be needed to give adequate longitudanal damping in turbulence. Nontheless, a cool concept and superbly excecuted.

:cheers:

Duncan

Could about B-1 nose vanes (SMCS) help that problem?

kitbasher

Quote from: chrisonord on February 05, 2009, 05:35:55 PM
I like this very much, its like a super upgraded Gloster Javelin, with added brass danglers!!
Chris
Good work - and I'm hope the nice North Americans who still pledge allegience to the Queen aren't offended when I say it reminded me of a mini-Avro Arrow.  ;D ;D
PS - 'brass danglers'?  Sounds like something you get off a specialist website or offered in spam e-mails!
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Ian the Kiwi Herder

Ohhh yes, great idea.... I may well copy that one day.... No I mean it !

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MartG

Quote from: tinlail on February 05, 2009, 09:37:01 PM
Quote from: Overkiller on February 05, 2009, 02:23:49 PM
.... however I think in a low level strike role a tailplane would really be needed to give adequate longitudanal damping in turbulence. Nontheless, a cool concept and superbly excecuted.

:cheers:

Duncan

Could about B-1 nose vanes (SMCS) help that problem?

Doesn't seem to worry these guys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dpKqDVRjCA
Murphy's 1st Law - An object at rest will be in the wrong place
Murphy's 2nd Law - An object in motion will be going in the wrong direction
Murphy's 3rd Law - For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction