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« on: December 13, 2013, 12:59:33 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 03:09:59 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 03:11:08 AM »
Now on that, I disagree.

Sure, modern engines have more than enough thrust to shove a brick through the air, but utilizing the Whitcomb rule would increase efficiency. That translates directly into more speed, greater range or a greater loadout for the same fuel cost, as well as less strain on the engines.

I agree

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 03:17:38 AM »
The only downside is fitting in the internals and a slight loss in structural strength during high G turns, which can be more than made up for by using higher spec alloys for the airframe, and moving towards a triple layer armor like the Ka-50 has.

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 03:19:06 AM »
The only downside is fitting in the internals and a slight loss in structural strength during high G turns, which can be more than made up for by using higher spec alloys for the airframe, and moving towards a triple layer armor like the Ka-50 has.

I really like the designs of those planes. Those were the good ole days.

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 03:21:53 AM »
They did have a grace that is rarely seen in the modern jets.  :laugh:

Then again, my baby was ugly as sin  :laugh: Once described her as the result of a grasshopper having it's way with a very surprised 747!  :whistle:
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 03:29:07 AM »
They did have a grace that is rarely seen in the modern jets.  :laugh:

Then again, my baby was ugly as sin  :laugh: Once described her as the result of a grasshopper having it's way with a very surprised 747!  :whistle:

In the case of the Delta Dart they needed a plane that could intercept Bear Bombers.


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