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Offline RussC

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The 60's - Age of the triangles
« on: October 04, 2011, 06:48:27 am »
  It was not long before the Eastern bloc responded to the B-51 and 52 designs, but they in fact began a trend in flying wing design that was in fact coming in several nations. The delta wing design of Alexander Lippisch of Germany was a bit easier to adapt to the flying wing concept but it really had to wait its turn as the straight sweep wing designs all developed and exited the pipeline at their subsonic speeds. A great impetus to get the delta flying wings into development was the success of the Avro Vulcan, an almost flying wing craft which was noted by many nations.
  
   While Cheranovski and Tupolev had been the greatest forces to date in Russian Tail-less, the new design that took the spotlight was from the newer firm of Myasischev (with a bit of behind the scenes help from designer Bartini) and so the west was stunned to see this shape race over the 1961 May Day parade.
  
 
  
 Card model with wooden engine pods. This was made about 20 years back when I was making 1/72 models.
  
 
 
 
  
 Made another in 144th scale more recently, still card and wood construction.
  
 
  
 
  
 Soon a defector brought a M-200 to the west...
  
 Who already had their own idea flying also at Area 51.
  
 
  
 
  
  
  
  A card model with wood parts, the B-72 Valkyrie wing was a flying wing design that would exceed the Vulcan and the M-200 by use of the compression lift aerodynamics, using its adjustable outer wing panels droop to catch the lift wave, the 72' was the fastest bombing craft, matched only by the later Concorde penetrator series and the Sukhoi T-4MS.
  
  In retrospect, it was a bit naive of me to equip a mach 3 plane with externally hung skybolts and fuel, don't you think ?  :lol:
  
 
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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 07:22:14 am »
Not naive - just its "airshow" fit

Lovely stuff again
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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 08:41:36 am »
Yellow 19 is just glorious, Russ. It looks supersonic just sitting there! :wub:
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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 08:49:03 am »
Wonderful. You are a genius Russ.   :wub:

Yellow 19 is just glorious, Russ. It looks supersonic just sitting there! :wub:

You're right about that mate. Bet it kicks out some smoke as well.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 09:11:28 am »
Impressive models!

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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 04:32:28 pm »
Wow!, each day your planes seems to me, more original and different, congratulations for this brilliant idea and for your interesting collection. :cheers: :thumbsup: :bow:

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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 05:07:50 pm »
dude, why am i crying?.......cause i cant match your freakin awsomeness!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 06:32:14 pm »
Wow!, each day your planes seems to me, more original and different, congratulations for this brilliant idea and for your interesting collection. :cheers: :thumbsup: :bow:

Agreed!! You keep topping yourself!  :o Love yellow 19! These Russian machines are tops  :cheers:
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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 08:06:45 pm »
Those Russian Doritos are just fantastic! What's particularly eye catching of all your designs are the amazing paint jobs. Just the right amount of scale fading and wear and tear.

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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 10:41:12 pm »
Once again some brilliant stuff.  To realise they're not 'normal' styrene or resin makes it all the more amazing.

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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 10:44:47 pm »
Awesome Work :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: why do i feel like this is Something you'd see in a Thunderbirds episode? Keep up the Great Work :cheers: kinda make me a bit Jealous you can do this with card! Dan

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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2011, 01:47:57 am »
This is just an insane amount of awesomeness!  I love your wings, and those new Russkie ones are ace!  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

Tell me though, if you designed these 20 years ago, how come you don't advise Northrop Grumman today (or is
that where the A-12 came from...!   :wacko:

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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 07:40:13 am »
Amazing work :bow: I can't get over that there made out of paper! :blink: Definitely a master at your art. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2011, 08:39:51 am »
Yet more excellentness!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Have you though of doing one as a classic warbird, sponsored by Doritos...... :wacko:
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Re: The 60's - Age of the triangles
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2011, 09:00:41 am »
This is just an insane amount of awesomeness!  I love your wings, and those new Russkie ones are ace!  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

Tell me though, if you designed these 20 years ago, how come you don't advise Northrop Grumman today (or is
that where the A-12 came from...!   :wacko:
 
  Thanks everyone for your feedback.
 
  20 years ago... I was actually working at IBM doing graphic layout design, essentially the 3D landscape that exists inside microchips, in their case the first PowerPC 601 processor and the CMOS 4 logic family that went with it. A few years after that, went with Intel, great similarity and crossovers between the two- and put parts inside Pentium, Itanium (IA-64) and the Celerons and the Cores series. Things like ALU's and buffers and a whole bunch of PLL's DLL's and other acronyms. Part of a big team of vector shape pushers of course.
   Never did work at Northrop Grumman, but they were right down the street from us, and their building even had a stealth sign. The sign was satin black and the logo was in darkest semi-gloss blue on this in tiny Helvetica type. They were making wing assemblies- the place was built like a fortress and guarded like one. It closed 6 years ago and the environmental remediation took a couple of years to complete. Rumors are that the place moved- knowing American business, probably to China  :rolleyes: :angry: :wacko: :o :-X :banghead: along with my and many other's computer careers...............
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