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Aircraft Project Cancelled

Started by sybershot, February 18, 2012, 01:29:45 AM

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sybershot

SyberShot<< likes fast planes urban legend :)

DD1975

Now for something Civilian for a change.

50 years a go this was a revolutionary design, yet again politics got in the way:

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

sybershot

That flew a lot better than the rc version shower earlier in the rc post :) nice video, dang politics

DD1975

Cancelled because apperently it wastoo loud, even though Fairy had silencers for the tip jts in production at the time that would have brought well within noise tolerences  :(
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

The worls first supersonic airliner the Tupolev TU-144 most famous for breaking up in midair and cra=shing into a housing estate at the Pari airshow.



Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Snowcrash

#65
I remember that. There was no official statement from either France or Russia but rumor was that France buzzed the Tupolev (concordsky) with Mirage(s) causing the pilot to make evasive action and the wing folded.

Poor design. I think it folded at -1 g or less. Concord would've survived.


Edited: I put Mig(s) Doh! Meant Mirage(s)
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DD1975

the French had a mirage taking pictures of the tu-144, I believe this has since been admitted.

they also believe that there was a cameraman in the cockpit who wasn't strapped in, speculation was that the camera nay have been dropped and jammed the control column. this also would not have happened on Concorde.
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer