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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2019, 04:07:23 am »
backstory History:
In the huge book “WW2 top secret air forces” (MyDreams publishing) I read: “the Grumman F6F (and more particularly: the last version of this family) won the Pacific war easily (with massive surrender of the enemy, no need to kill) because it used a very innovative superior layout, twin-boom and asymmetric, this was not just another Zero with a little more horsepower.” This stands as a proof this is True History. While uh… after the alarm clock has rung, I do not find this book anymore, sorry. (joke, as this is Sunday, no alarm clock for me…)
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2019, 03:30:11 am »
The F6F-11B Heavencat model is finished: ;)
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2019, 03:31:42 am »
and from 4 points of view:
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2019, 03:34:02 am »
yes, the F6F-11B is rather different from the F6F-5: :-\ :unsure: ;D
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2019, 04:45:15 am »

yes, the F6F-11B is rather different from the F6F-5: :-\ :unsure: ;D


That's development work………..  ;D ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2019, 04:49:45 am »
That's development work………..  ;D ;)
Thanks! I will tell that to the psychiatrist: my mind is (almost) sane, yippee! ;D
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat (finished page 3)
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2019, 07:07:07 am »
That's come out very well Tophe  :thumbsup:
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat (finished page 3)
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2019, 08:12:53 am »

a very asymetric imagination  ;D

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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat (finished page 3)
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2019, 08:25:01 am »
okay... now that's just neat.
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat (finished page 3)
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2019, 09:37:11 am »
Thanks a lot!

a very asymetric imagination  ;D
Ahem, uh… I must confess: the F6F-11 was the last mass produced version, while there was a prototype even after, the XF6F-12 and this one was symmetric (and twin-engined and two-seat):

(Thanks to Corel Photopaint software, Mirror Copy way)
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat (finished page 3)
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2019, 10:41:02 am »
Later, the XF6F-12 was converted into a supersonic glider but shhht: this is still top-secret:
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat (finished page 3)
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2019, 06:03:22 am »
That's interesting Tophe. For some reason I can see it starring in a cartoon movie
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat (finished page 3)
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2019, 06:15:17 am »
Thanks a lot! (I am happy I have turned a killer of human beings into a cartoon gentle animal…) ;D
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Re: Grumman F6F-11 HeavenCat (finished page 3)
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2019, 06:33:03 am »
Thanks a lot! (I am happy I have turned a killer of human beings into a cartoon gentle animal…) ;D

Indeed you have  ;D :thumbsup:
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