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 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD scale Never Built Designs

 Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built Designs Posted: February 18th, 2020, 8:47 am 

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Grumman G-698 Son of Nutcracker Grumman continued work of shipboard VTOL, with a complete family of models under the G-698 designation, from small VTOL fighters to VTOL COD transports. https://i.imgur.com/dZLrh5F.png This VTOL concept involved only the wing-mounted jet engines pivoting. Grumman pro...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD scale Never Built Designs

 Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built Designs Posted: February 18th, 2020, 8:17 am 

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Grumman G-674 Nutcracker Grumman's initial foray into shipboard VTOL aircraft, the G-674 was designed to have the rear fuselage and engines pivot into the vertical to allow the aircraft to operate from a small raised platform. https://i.imgur.com/1I5kv4n.png Grumman progressed to producing 2 scale ...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 16

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 16 Posted: February 17th, 2020, 4:33 am 

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Weserflug We 271 An almost forgotten equivalent to Grumman's Widgeon and Goose family. https://i.imgur.com/wjsBBK2.png In 1934 Rohrbach Metall-Flugzeugbou was taken over by Weserflug (the fourth largest aircraft manufacturer in Germany even though you probably have never heard of it), and Dr.Rohrba...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 16

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 16 Posted: February 12th, 2020, 2:04 am 

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Hall PTBH The only aircraft to be given 3 mission letters in the USN designation system, Hall Aluminum's PTBH. https://i.imgur.com/iNj6iBw.png The last design of Hall before they were acquired by Consolidated, was originally designed as the PTBH-1 to be fitted with Wright R1820 engines. A redesign ...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 16

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 16 Posted: January 28th, 2020, 1:28 am 

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Hall PH "Hall boat" An unassuming flying boat, with the distinction of being the largest Coast Guard aircraft when entering service, and being the last biplane in US military service. https://i.imgur.com/0J01K0n.png Hall Aluminum Aircraft produced very few aircraft themselves, but the Hall's were r...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 16

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 16 Posted: January 21st, 2020, 6:58 am 

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Thanks @LtMaverick114.
I'm in the middle of drawing up a family tree of Martin's flying boat designs - including the extended Mars family - including the civil airliner variants.

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 16

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 16 Posted: January 15th, 2020, 12:22 am 

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Boeing PBB-1 Sea Ranger The largest twin-engined seaplane of WWII. https://i.imgur.com/Zc4BkSf.png Designed in 1940 as a patrol bomber, able to operate in the Pacific without the need for airfields, the Boeing 344 first flew in 1942. However even by that time the need for long range bombers able to...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 16

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 16 Posted: December 31st, 2019, 1:43 am 

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Stearman/Boeing X-100, XA-21 The last design commenced under the Stearman name, and Stearman's first foray into multi-engine all metal construction. https://i.imgur.com/cy7yr9B.png Designed for the same specifications that lead to the Douglas DB-7 family, the Stearman division of Boeing produced th...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Aircraft 16

 Post subject: Re: FD Aircraft 16 Posted: December 25th, 2019, 3:58 pm 

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Chaika Seabears With the centenary recreation flight of the London-Darwin air race by the L-65 Seabear, I've illustrated the whole of the Chaika production list, highlighting some of the cutting edge designs from the booming Russian GA industry. https://i.imgur.com/uA4SLWf.png In the mid-1980's a d...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD scale Never Built Designs

 Post subject: Re: FD scale Never Built Designs Posted: December 11th, 2019, 12:20 am 

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Shin Meiwa GS The largest of Shin Meiwa's seaplane designs: the GS (Giant Seaplane). https://i.imgur.com/OCm6nJi.png Planned to carry 120 tonnes or 1200 passengers, while dispensing with the need for the massive (and expensive) ground infrastructure of new airports, the Shin Meiwa GS was probably t...
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