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Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« on: July 01, 2019, 05:58:43 am »
I have already drawn many Lightnings, Mustangs, Mirages with unconventional number of engines, but I am willing to invent some more. Thanks for this challenge.
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 06:44:23 am »
First, here are P-38 Lightnings with a 3rd engine, central, tractor, above:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 07:52:46 am »
And Mustangs with an additional engine, for antitorque effect (and increasing speed also):
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 08:30:12 am »
Like the English Electric Lightning, the Mirajning (derivative of the Mirage 5) featured 2 jets one above the other, without asymmetry if one is shut off for cruise flight:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 09:12:08 am »
The (single-engine single-seat) Twin-Engine Mustangs were not (twin-engine twin-fuselage) Twin-Mustangs...
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 11:22:19 am »

Like the English Electric Lightning, the Mirajning (derivative of the Mirage 5) featured 2 jets one above the other, without asymmetry if one is shut off for cruise flight:



Looking very much like a Nord Griffon, also French.  ;D

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2019, 09:35:03 pm »
The Mirajning (and the EE Lightning) had 2 turbojets, 2 jet exhausts.
The Nord Griffon had a turbo-ramjet (does this count as 2 engines ?), 1 jet exhaust.
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2019, 09:53:06 pm »
There were Mustangs having 3 little jets in the tail for boosting performance:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2019, 11:37:55 pm »

The Mirajning (and the EE Lightning) had 2 turbojets, 2 jet exhausts.
The Nord Griffon had a turbo-ramjet (does this count as 2 engines ?), 1 jet exhaust.


Yes, I know that Tophe, but the layout is similar to your design. I think the turbo-ramjet did count as being twin-engined,  even though the turbine was actually inside the ramjet part.
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2019, 12:14:54 am »
Thanks!

I think the turbo-ramjet did count as being twin-engined,
Does a motorjet (piston + afterburner) also count as 2 engines?

More simple, the Turbomeca Mirage used 2 little jets:

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2019, 01:36:03 am »
The small diameter rear propeller has 6 blades:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2019, 06:14:28 am »
On the P-512s, each nose had 2 tractor engines:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2019, 11:41:22 pm »
The small diameter rear propeller has 6 blades:
These other push-pull Mustangs had normal propeller on the rear but featured a nose wheel (and tail up):
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2019, 01:22:43 am »
Some tandem Twin-Lightnings had 4 engines:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2019, 04:19:13 am »
This 3-engined Mustang biplane was the missing link between P-51D and P-82:
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