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Rocket Fighters

Started by ysi_maniac, July 27, 2010, 11:42:30 AM

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 Still my favorite chapter in Green's Rocket Fighter. Through no deliberate action on my part, I have
three of the things, one the VP Canada vac, and two in styrene from some small Russian company. Tiny,
Tiny little airplane.

raafif

I did start a Rocket Fighters thread a month or two ago but I'll post my idea here too ...

Jet engines prove unreliable so rockets are used -- the EE Lightning gets 2 rocket-engines like the (Saunders-Roe SR-53) -- short endurance mandates the use of a booster fuel-cell to get to altitude before attacking the incoming enemy bombers -- as they don't need a nose intake, the space is used to house folding-fin barrage-rockets in a circular bank (radar is not needed due to ground-control & no long patrols to seek the enemy at a distance).



this is a Whif site after all ... :rolleyes:
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Runway ? ...

Shades of Bachem Natter. Well, the Lightning was kinda for point defense I suppose.  ;D

dy031101

As one of the designs made to the F.115T requirement and based on Avro 720, in my mind no-one does it better than Avro 729.

Just find an excuse to take away operationally-restriction-free afterburners and the rocket boosters would be all the more useful again.  :thumbsup:
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Jschmus

Looks like the Japanese got in on the game, at least for a time, with the Mizuno Shinryu interceptor:

http://www.j-aircraft.org/xplanes/hikoki_files/shinryu.htm
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Weaver

Nice one Raafif!  :thumbsup:

I followed a similar line of thought, but in an earlier timeframe, with my Gloster Goblin: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,28131.0.html
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love that Wobblin' Goblin, weaver  :thumbsup:

Actually I cheated a bit on the rocket-nose -- a few years ago I saw a pic (think it was in the news section of Flypast) of two Lightning forward fuselages modified for a sci-fi movie (rather like a cross between UFO & Space 1999) -- they had the radome removed & a bank of rocket-tubes instead, the cockpit sides were padded out too.

Anyone have the pic or the name of the movie ??
you may as well all give up -- the truth is much stranger than fiction.

I'm not sick ... just a little unwell.

ChernayaAkula

With that huge booster rocket, that Lightning reminds me of those Stratos 4 anti-meteor TSR.2s!  :thumbsup:
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Weaver

Quote from: raafif on August 02, 2010, 06:09:23 PM
love that Wobblin' Goblin, weaver  :thumbsup:

Actually I cheated a bit on the rocket-nose -- a few years ago I saw a pic (think it was in the news section of Flypast) of two Lightning forward fuselages modified for a sci-fi movie (rather like a cross between UFO & Space 1999) -- they had the radome removed & a bank of rocket-tubes instead, the cockpit sides were padded out too.

Anyone have the pic or the name of the movie ??

Wing Commander, based on the computer game:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_Commander_(film)

It also used Canberra fuselages as the "heavy fighter".
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I rather enjoyed that film.  Saffron Burrows is quite hot too.
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Me too.  :thumbsup:

S'funny isn't it? Sometimes you can watch a film, and you can see exactly why it got critically panned, and agree that it deserved it, but you still enjoy watching it. Mood and blood alcohol level have a bearing on the matter, of course....;)
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