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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #75 on: September 06, 2019, 08:15:10 am »
There were also single-boom 3-engined push-pull Mustangs but they failed to reach success: ;)
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #76 on: September 06, 2019, 09:57:15 am »
The major Mustangs with single boom had no lateral engines:

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #77 on: September 06, 2019, 10:42:00 am »
The biplane version of the Mustang had increased maneuverability but required an additional little engine (because of the bigger aerodynamic drag):

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #78 on: September 06, 2019, 10:42:15 pm »
Fighters with 4 piston engines were very rare, maybe this Mustang prototype was the only one ever...:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #79 on: September 07, 2019, 08:43:18 am »
The Tri-Stang of PR19_Kit (at https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=37049.180 ) was a P-82 with 3 tractor engines,
and my Triplestang below is a P-51 with 3 push-pull engines:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #80 on: September 08, 2019, 02:19:49 am »
Becoming triplex-boom, the Lightning had room for many engines:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #81 on: September 08, 2019, 11:03:42 am »
Mustangs were mainly twin-engine single-seaters
Some rare Mustangs were featuring 3 little engines, this was very safe:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #82 on: September 09, 2019, 09:44:51 am »
In "fact" (I must tell you "The Truth"): the Trislander was a derivative of Mustangs, here are the missing links with passengers:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #83 on: September 09, 2019, 11:44:48 am »
The P-51AT used a little extra engine as pusher for anti torque reason, with high success:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #84 on: September 13, 2019, 11:04:32 am »
In 1971, the only twin-engined biplane reaching Mach 2 was a Mirage:

Despite its long range, no order came, and the taxpayers smiled...
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #85 on: September 23, 2019, 11:40:50 am »
The twin-engined Mirage 5X-3 was very sharp but failed to become supersonic... :-\
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #86 on: September 23, 2019, 12:02:45 pm »
Looks like a baby Mirage IV.
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #87 on: September 24, 2019, 05:53:45 am »
Thanks Kit! ;D
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #88 on: September 24, 2019, 06:21:03 am »
Now there's a thought...

The Mirage IV has a very wide rear decking as it's twin engined, and twin fins would suit it very well. It'd look like a manned Navaho missile even!

And I have TWO Mirage IV kits in The Loft at home as well.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #89 on: September 24, 2019, 10:38:47 am »
Uh, thanks to remind me the twin-fin version of the Mirage IV: ;D

But this one has 3 engines side by side, even it cannot be seen from this angle (or is this a requirement of this GB?) ;)
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