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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2019, 07:10:57 am »
With just these profiles, I don't know if the Mustalinas biplanes had 2 or 3 engines (1 ou 2 engines above):
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2019, 07:35:05 am »
oooh !   Like that Mustalina, a good one to do in plastic !

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2019, 09:48:14 am »
Does a motorjet (piston + afterburner) also count as 2 engines?
Anyway: piston+turbojet = 2 engines:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2019, 10:58:56 am »
The 8-engined B-52 was so impressive at Le Bourget airshow (1969?), French generals wanted 8-engined aircraft also:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2019, 10:48:54 pm »
Mustangs with rocket engine(s):

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2019, 03:46:21 am »
Rocket 4-engined Lightnings: (fast!)
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2019, 11:21:21 am »
When the Lightning became a sailplane, step by step, its big wing was cleaner and cleaner:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2019, 05:11:08 pm »
LOVELY!  :wub:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2019, 05:17:58 am »
Thanks!

from https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=20326.4860 :
More seriously, dear tonton42 sent me (as PM) a photograph of the beautiful Taurus G4 Pipistrelle, so I show here the Lockheed ancestors of it:
There were Twin-Mustang ancestors of the Pipistrelle too, single-engined:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2019, 11:33:07 am »
Another Mirage5 with 4 engines, the Mirage 5B1 was copied by pirate engineers "designing" the B-1 Lancer... :-\
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2019, 10:27:02 am »
The P-82s had a length much bigger than the P-51s, but some twin-engined twin-fuselage P-51s were designed in 1941-44: symmetric P-51ZA, P-51ZC, P-51ZD, P-51ZJ (with the same profile as P-51A, C, D, J hiding the tailplane), asymmetric P-51ZAC, P-51ZDJ:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2019, 09:48:10 pm »
The Mustangs built in USSR were, like the S Sparka, twin-engined, and fast!:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2019, 02:30:09 am »
This Mirage 5000 derivative of the 5 (with twin jets and twin noses) was not mass produced: the Armée-de-l'Air answered "we could buy 30 copies but we have not the budget to buy the huge ladders to climb aboard..." :-\ :angry: ;D
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2019, 02:39:44 am »
With 3 engines, the Pyramid Mustang was an invention of my son (10 y.o.), I just had to make it as drawing:
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Re: Lightning, Mustang, Mirage with abnormal number of engines
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2019, 03:20:57 am »
Jacky's got potential their Tophe.  :thumbsup:
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