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Offline Tophe

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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2019, 09:30:18 am »
At Mach 5, there is almost no need of wings, that was the principle of the piloted missile PXX-38 Rocket Lightning (ancestor of X-3 and F-104):
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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2019, 11:12:08 am »
Now THAT would look really good in plastic!  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Micro-winged P-38s
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2019, 06:33:35 pm »
Thanks!

And VTOL tailsitters also don't need much span, as low speed lift is provided by the propeller becoming rotor:
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