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Aircraft Project Cancelled

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

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sybershot

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


DD1975

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

sybershot

That was a great Idea :thumbsup:, so I changed the title. Hope you don't mind

DD1975

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  :o

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

sybershot

 :o 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.

DD1975

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


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sybershot

Thanks a lot DD1975  :thumbsup:
Can I get one of those fully loaded please  :D

DD1975

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



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DaveMorton

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.
Safe, Reliable Insanity, Since 1961!

sybershot

Nice looking craft, but where is the cockpit?

QuoteBTW, 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 ??? Silence is defining you know lol

DaveMorton

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"? :P
Safe, Reliable Insanity, Since 1961!

sybershot

Quotelol, you're fine, Syber. It's just my sense of humor, overriding my good sense.
8)
QuoteAfter 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.
QuoteI 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 :D but they would be to extreme, so I will keep my  :-X

DD1975

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  ;) :



This one is for Sybershot:

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

sybershot

Thanks DD1975  :D
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:

DD1975

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