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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2019, 03:55:31 am »
Thanks!

The Delanne Lightnings were much faster than the underpowered American Lightnings:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2019, 07:09:27 am »
There were fast Mustangs with twin lateral engines driving central propellers, but... I don't know on which planet :unsure: :-\
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2019, 09:49:45 pm »
I was not remembering the transmission words for the ones above, I think this is "by shafts and gears", no?
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2019, 07:02:02 am »
Our friend PYF42 did not finish his Mustang/Whirlwing model, but as drawing it is more easy:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2019, 09:26:33 pm »
Our friend PYF42 did not finish his Mustang/Whirlwing model, but as drawing it is more easy:
Before the triplex-engine mass production, the prototypes were "just" twin-engined…:

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2019, 09:19:25 pm »
In these families, some mass-produced twin-engined models were pushers:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2019, 08:41:20 am »
Among Mirages 5 with 2 jets, some were looking like Mystère 20 and HondaJet:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2019, 09:17:49 am »
Among the P-51s with piston + jet tail, only the DC-10 version was mass produced but this is true, this is History! (alas, due to the top top secret, all articles about the Mustang DC-10 are using fake photographs, of an airliner!!!):
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2019, 05:43:02 pm »
I've been thinking about an F-86 with two engines like the Skyfox conversion of the T-33. Perhaps a J-85 engine in a pod on each side of the fuselage and a nose cone over the air intake.

Here's a pic of the Skyfox.



Do you think you could draw an F-86 similar to this? I'm afraid I don't know how to do it on the computer.
Your P51DC-10 is awesome!
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2019, 09:37:37 pm »
Thanks!
Is your dream like this?:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2019, 04:01:38 am »
Is your dream like this?:
As far as I am concerned, I would use a canard layout with these rear jets:

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2019, 08:23:53 am »
The Mirage 5LR (long range) was a new interceptor: instead of waiting on the ground and taking off in urgency to counter an enemy, it was waiting in altitude (subsonic flight on the piston engine in the nose) during hours, only using jet and afterburner for a supersonic dash if necessary:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2019, 11:38:11 am »
Thanks!
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Just like that! Well done! The Mustang versions are an extra bonus. Thank you very much.
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2019, 09:42:08 pm »
Thanks a lot!
The Mustang addition was not a bonus but a need to match the title of this topic... ;)

Now here is a subsonic COIN twin-turboprop Mirage:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2019, 01:04:58 am »
Put those props/engines on swivels and you've got a VTOL Mirage too.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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