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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2265 on: March 24, 2020, 01:58:15 am »
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2266 on: March 24, 2020, 04:54:21 am »
I daw that on Facebook  last night, very interesting  reading.  I am just glad  nobody decided to  build anything like that.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2267 on: March 24, 2020, 04:58:03 am »
It has bits of XB-70 about it, the underfuselage engine pod, and the canards as well as the overall shape of the thing.

Not quite sure why it would need triple nosewheels though.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2268 on: March 24, 2020, 05:06:52 am »
It has bits of XB-70 about it, the underfuselage engine pod, and the canards as well as the overall shape of the thing.

Not quite sure why it would need triple nosewheels though.
Maybe the weight of the  1960's  era goblin teasmaid in the crew lounge  made it essential
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2269 on: March 24, 2020, 05:14:43 am »
It has bits of XB-70 about it, the underfuselage engine pod, and the canards as well as the overall shape of the thing.

Not quite sure why it would need triple nosewheels though.

Maybe the weight of the  1960's  era goblin teasmaid in the crew lounge  made it essential
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2270 on: March 24, 2020, 05:45:54 am »
I daw that on Facebook  last night, very interesting  reading.  I am just glad  nobody decided to  build anything like that.

Operationally?  Or experimentally like the NB-36H by Convair?  Which, incidentally, gave rise the the charmingly named Project Halitosis.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2271 on: March 24, 2020, 06:04:15 am »

Not quite sure why it would need triple nosewheels though.

Carry over from the Vickers Type C bomber perhaps, a couple of the concepts had a 4-wheel truck for the nose gear.  You can see where Gerry Anderson got all his weird ideas from though ---
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2272 on: March 24, 2020, 06:30:51 am »
I daw that on Facebook  last night, very interesting  reading.  I am just glad  nobody decided to  build anything like that.

Operationally?  Or experimentally like the NB-36H by Convair?  Which, incidentally, gave rise the the charmingly named Project Halitosis.
Operationally, I  class it as a very bad idea  as it could cause as much of a problem as a power station  melt down
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