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jcf

Quote from: PR19_Kit on November 17, 2017, 07:28:22 AM
Looks like what triggered Blackburn's idea for the B20 etc. Very clever.

Sadly it seems it never flew, what a pity.

According to German Seaplane Fighters of WWI, Great War Aviation Series #2,
Jack Herris and Bob Pearson, Aeronaut Books 2012; the single prototype was
destroyed during flight trials.

The book is available in both print and ebook (PDF) formats.
http://www.aeronautbooks.com/product/978-1-935881-51-3
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jcf

"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

jcf

"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

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PR19_Kit

Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on December 02, 2017, 12:05:21 PM
Found one for Kit.  ;D :thumbsup:



Love it!  :thumbsup:

Capt. Sullenberger would have saved the whole aircraft with landing gear like that. I've actually got some Aeroclub vacform floats that might even be the right size.  ;D ;D ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

McColm

Going back to an idea discussed before the Shorts Stirling float plane.
I'm using the tried and trusted Airfix kit with a pair of floats recycled from my Boeing PB-17F /OP-W AEW float plane.
Other parts will be bought from S+M Models for the new nose and rear tail cone. The nose section will be weighed down to prevent a tail sitter. The upper middle turret removed. Lumps and bumps added. Existing engines used.
Not too sure if this build will be finished in time for this competition but I will do my best.

jcf

... and then there is that most infamous of fakes, the Krupp-Germania Ks1b,
the spurious specifications of which included a span of 978 feet, powered by twenty-four
1675 hp MSK.1b engines, to be built at the Krupp-Germania shipyard. it was included in
the 1st and 2nd editions of The German Giants: The Story of the R-Planes 1914 - 1919,
by Paddow and Grosz, Putnam 1962 (2nd ed. 1969), I have the 2nd ed.
:thumbsup:

"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

PR19_Kit

Needs longer wings...............  ;D ;D ;) ;) ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

zenrat

Those are big props.  Tip speed could be an issue.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Dizzyfugu

Accidently stumbled upon THIS one here...


scooter

Quote from: Dizzyfugu on December 20, 2017, 07:41:13 AM
Accidently stumbled upon THIS one here...



Well, that answers how the Ratte was going to get to England... :wacko:
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Well this seems an appropriate bit of news:



World's largest amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight in China


BEIJING (Reuters) - China's domestically developed AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea, the latest step in a military modernization program.

China has stepped up research on advanced military equipment as it adopts a more muscular approach to territorial disputes in places such as the disputed South China Sea, rattling nerves in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States. State television showed live images of the AG600 lifting off from Zhuhai airport in the southern province of Guangdong, which sits on the South China Sea coast. It returned about an hour later and taxied to its stand accompanied by martial music and greeted by crowds waving Chinese flags.

Xinhua news agency said the aircraft was the "protector spirit of the sea, islands and reefs". It had previously been scheduled to make its first flight earlier this year but it is unclear why it was delayed after ground tests took place in April.

State-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) [SASADY.UL] has spent almost eight years developing the aircraft, which is roughly the size of a Boeing Co 737 and is designed to carry out marine rescues and battle forest fires. However, state media has also noted its potential use in the South China Sea, where China, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Brunei all have overlapping claims. The AG600's chief designer, Huang Lingcai, was quoted in the official China Daily earlier this month as saying it can make round trips without refueling from the southern island province of Hainan to James Shoal, claimed by China but which is located close to Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo.

Powered by four turboprop engines, the AG600 can carry 50 people during maritime search-and-rescue missions, and can scoop up 12 metric tons of water within 20 seconds for fire fighting trips, according to state media. The aircraft has received 17 orders so far from Chinese government departments and Chinese companies. It has a maximum flight range of 4,500 km (2,800 miles) and a maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tonnes. It can use conventional airports and also land and take-off from the sea.

China is in the midst of a massive military modernization program, ranging from testing anti-satellite missiles to building stealth fighters and the country's first indigenous aircraft carrier, to add to an existing one bought from Ukraine.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Christopher Cushing

From here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-airplane/worlds-largest-amphibious-aircraft-makes-maiden-flight-in-china-idUSKBN1EI01I?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29



Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVIC_AG600

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zenrat

We'll have one of them in 1/72 please Trumpeter.
:thumbsup:
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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NARSES2

Is that a Red Arrow peeking out from behind it's nose ?

Front end looks a bit of an after thought to me. Almost as though it was designed by a different team to that which designed the back end and the wings ?
Decals my @r$e!

PR19_Kit

Quote from: NARSES2 on December 24, 2017, 04:06:52 AM

Is that a Red Arrow peeking out from behind it's nose ?

Front end looks a bit of an after thought to me. Almost as though it was designed by a different team to that which designed the back end and the wings ?


It sure is a Red's Hawk, which rather begs the question 'How come they were there at the time?'

But perhaps the pic was taken quite a while before the AG600 flew? It does look as if it has a lot of Shin Meiwa genes included, doesn't it?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit