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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2019, 05:27:00 am »
Thanks! (with tilting propellers of course):
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2019, 09:00:43 am »
There was a Mirage prototype with 4 jets like on the Su-10 and Short Sperrin:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2019, 02:26:09 pm »

There was a Mirage prototype with 4 jets like on the Su-10 and Short Sperrin:


Or the Vickers Swallow too, except the Swallows jets pivoted as the wings swept.
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2019, 10:03:05 pm »
Uh? How do you know this relation to the Swallow? In France it is still top secret so many years later…: :-\ :unsure: ;D

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2019, 10:22:50 pm »
Still about top secret aircraft with 4 jets: here is the one that broke the sound barrier in 1945, a "special" Mustang…
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2019, 07:58:52 pm »
The young designer Shakespear Jr wondered: "the Mustang is a push-pull fighter, all right, but 'twin-boom or not twin-boom?', that is the question!". Alas the USAAF Orders Department answered : "None!".
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2019, 12:21:10 am »
With more than just 2 engines, the P-38 reached the transsonic speeds, destroying the airframe alas:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2019, 07:03:52 am »
Thanks!

Then in late 1944, the USAAF required a Mustang modification, with at least 3 times more speed and a free nose like the P-38. It was built and flown, alas it crashed against the sound barrier:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2019, 07:54:02 am »
They should have swept the wings and tail and then it may have broken THROUGH the sound barrier......  ;) ;)
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2019, 09:02:13 am »
Yes Kit, you are very right: I have checked the archives, and... the one below (designed in 1945) reached Mach 1.02 in 1946 (April 1st), in a vertical dive, before crashing on the ground, but with a medal of Honor for the pilot ('s widow): :-\ ;D

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2019, 09:50:18 am »
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #57 on: August 17, 2019, 07:07:20 am »
thanks!

And you know: the TriLightnings and QuadLightning were fast but with bad maneuverability:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #58 on: August 17, 2019, 07:42:02 am »
Among the lighter derivatives, 2 of them were single-engined:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2019, 11:05:04 pm »
The airplanes being both asymmetric and supersonic are very rare. This twin-engined Mirage was one of them:
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