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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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I would of loved to been able to see one of these at the air shows. I feel it was a bad presidential choice to dump this Comanche project. but that's just my opinion

Posted February 18, 2012, 01:29:45 AM
Last Edit: February 18, 2012, 17:56:02 PM by sybershot
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Offline DD1975
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One of many promising "Project Cancelled" aircraft that would have been great to see in servivce.

Hmmmm, I feel the basis of a new thread on that subject coming..........
Posted February 18, 2012, 15:50:25 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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That was a great Idea thumbsup, so I changed the title. Hope you don't mind
Posted February 18, 2012, 17:57:23 PM Logged

Offline DD1975
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No problem Sybershot, I will follow the Comanche with AH-56 Cheyenne Attack helicopter .

Now this was a tasty piece of kit, it even had a grenade launcher on board  Shocked

Posted February 18, 2012, 20:03:21 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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 Shocked I never seen that one before, I really like the upside down tail fin design. It also has a mean beefy  look to it from the front view. I can only imagine how much fire power that baby was designed to hold. I will have to look into that.
Posted February 19, 2012, 04:34:22 AM Logged

Offline DD1975
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This one will help you with that Sybershot, this project was cancekked in 1972:


Posted February 19, 2012, 09:24:17 AM Logged
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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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Thanks a lot DD1975  thumbsup
Can I get one of those fully loaded please  Cheesy
Posted February 19, 2012, 22:57:52 PM Logged

Offline DD1975
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Now I will move onto a slightly more controversial subject, the Miles M - 52.

This is the aircraft that SHOULD have broken the sound barrier, and it was British.

The reason I call it controversial is because the Miles aircraft company had researched the technology required to manouvre at high speed during the war (the all moving tailplane). When their prototype was about 80% complete they were obliged to share their research with Bell who created the X - 1, suddenly just weeks later the M - 52 was cancelled.

Later it transpired that the X - 1 already had the all moving tailplane parts built into it, but that Bell didn't know what it was for and didn't build it in a working manner.

Lastly, the M - 52 was a jet engined aircraft rather than a rocket plane (like the X - 1) and could take off an land under its own power, when 1 third size models were later tried outr (Once Bell had beeen allowed to break the sound barrier) it was found the design was sound and would have worked:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_M.52



Posted February 20, 2012, 22:55:16 PM Logged
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Offline DaveMorton
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Sounds like typical behind-the-scenes shenanigans, but with two governments, instead of one. o.0

BTW, the soundtrack was just a little loud for my tastes.
Posted February 21, 2012, 00:21:34 AM Logged
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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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Nice looking craft, but where is the cockpit?

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BTW, the soundtrack was just a little loud for my tastes.
Dave if that was sarcasm, I'm sorry for posting what I'm about to write.
WHERE IS THE SOUND Huh? Silence is defining you know lol
Posted February 21, 2012, 02:06:36 AM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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lol, you're fine, Syber. It's just my sense of humor, overriding my good sense. After the rather disturbing surprise I got when Data's New Post Notice popped up, I thought I'd throw in some levity to even things out. But how can someone as odd as I am make things "even"? Tongue
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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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lol, you're fine, Syber. It's just my sense of humor, overriding my good sense.
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After the rather disturbing surprise I got when Data's New Post Notice popped up
I read about that in the E-notify thread, I can only imagine your expression when the sound went off. please forgive me, but I almost rofl after reading that. However I do hope you did not damage your eardrums, I did that before twice, once while diving, and the second when I had a nasty cold. I wish that pain on no one.
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I thought I'd throw in some levity to even things out. But how can someone as odd as I am make things "even"? Tongue
I could think of a few fun ways Cheesy but they would be to extreme, so I will keep my  Lips Sealed
Posted February 21, 2012, 03:16:36 AM Logged

Offline DD1975
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Syber, the plane was modelled on th 0.303 bullet used by the British armed forces, the pilot sat in the nose cone!!!

Dave sorry, I found you a quieter one  Wink :



This one is for Sybershot:

Posted February 21, 2012, 18:58:43 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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Thanks DD1975  Cheesy
At first I wondering how he was going to take off without landing gear, was he going to hand launch? the I saw the nifty launch pad. I also see now more clearly where the pilot sits, A nifty design indeed.  thumbsup too bad they canceled this one as well. So many great Aircraft get canceled after millions of man hours and $$ poured into them, makes me wonder sometimes how a aircraft business can even stay above water financially  scratch-head
Posted February 22, 2012, 03:36:45 AM Logged

Offline DD1975
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In the case of the British aircraft industry, due to exteremely poor political decisions, it very nearly didn't Syber!!!!!

Even now, our industry is a tiny fraction the size it was in the 1950's  Sad
Posted February 22, 2012, 09:09:14 AM Logged
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