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Old 01-29-2013, 12:13 AM   #31
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That rocket P-51 is better than that stupid F-82. Dang that design just ticks me off. I think it's the most stupid idea ever.

If one P-51 by itself is fine....why put two together?

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Prehaps a bit of reading on the subject of the F-82 might help?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-82_Twin_Mustang

And the P-51 pic that I posted isn't using rockets, those are ramjets. Theres also a Russian plane in IL-2 called the BI-6 or something like that, that also uses ramjets.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:06 AM   #32
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F-82 helped fill a large hole in the USAFs fighter pool at the time.

But the real fun comes when you bolt two Bombers together:

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:13 AM   #33
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But the real fun comes when you bolt two Bombers together:
No matter what plane they pair up, It still looks ridiculous.

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And the P-51 pic that I posted isn't using rockets, those are ramjets. Theres also a Russian plane in IL-2 called the BI-6 or something like that, that also uses ramjets.
Okay...Ramjets....I just mistook them for rockets. That I like better than bolting two of the things together.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:25 AM   #34
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It's not about how it looks, though. It filled a role (or a couple of roles) that, during its service time (and during a rather tense times of the early Cold War), no other plane could fulfill. It was the best plane for the job because it was the only plane for the job. And it did that job very, very well.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:44 AM   #35
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(Looking at the Heinkels...)

How would they go about simply coordinating between the two craft? I'd assume that they'd have some sort of single control system but knowing management I bet they were like, "No. Both planes will have their crews. It'll work just fine. Trust us."
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(Looking at the Heinkels...)

How would they go about simply coordinating between the two craft? I'd assume that they'd have some sort of single control system but knowing management I bet they were like, "No. Both planes will have their crews. It'll work just fine. Trust us."
"Rot Eins, break right!"
"Nein, left!"
"Right!"
"Left"
*sound of tearing metal*
"Oops..."
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"Rot Eins, break right!"
"Nein, left!"
"Right!"
"Left"
*sound of tearing metal*
"Oops..."
Haha!

Crash Dives don't work so well in the air...
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #38
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It still looks ridiculous.
Hey, two planes is better than half a plane.



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Yeah, Blohm and Voss were better when they stuck to flying boats
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Hey, two planes is better than half a plane.



Really? I wouldn't think it possible to have a stupider design...
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You ain't seen notin' yet until you've seen what they got here!! http://luft46.com/
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You ain't seen notin' yet until you've seen what they got here!! http://luft46.com/
It's one thing to fly. It's another thing to fly and look stupid.

Some of those designs should have never touched paper...
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It's one thing to fly. It's another thing to fly and look stupid.

Some of those designs should have never touched paper...
If planes could win wars based off of looks Britian should of beat the Germans in 1939 cause of the looks of the Spitfire.

Besides 99.99999999% of those designs never even made it to the windtunnel testing stage, and even if the planes made it to the prototype stage it wouldn't of been possible for mass production due to Germany's lack of resorces and factories to build them in. Even so I still like the look of the Ta 283. Btw this is in IL-2 http://www.luft46.com/heinkel/helerche.html its fun to fly and its stupid fast.
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should of
It's "should have".

Other than that, I agree. Some planes are so ugly they're wonderful. I feel the same way about certain ships.
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It's "should have"
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