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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 03:07 PM UTC


Peter Allen (Flitzer) brings some of my favourite RAF "might-have-beens" to life with a great new set of colour profiles. Just looking at his artwork is enough to rekindle my long-held crazy idea of scratchbuilding some of these aircraft!

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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 10:33 AM UTC
Many belated thanks to Rowan for publishing....another great job.


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Just looking at his artwork is enough to rekindle my long-held crazy idea of scratchbuilding some of these aircraft!



Now you have an itch you CAN scratch Rowan :-)

Cheers and thanks
Peter
:-)
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 01:58 PM UTC
Great feature - I really enjoyed it! Just as I did with all the other features on German projects.

Keep 'em coming!
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 01:07 PM UTC
Ahhh...what a shame they were only drawing board and mock-up projects.
Glad to see Peter has brought some of my favorite 'what-ifs?' to life.
Jeff W.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 - 07:55 AM UTC
This seems more 'out of the box' that many of the British prototypes that were being developed (most of which were very conservative in design) and much more inline with the late war German innovation.

Why do you think it was that the Germans were much more willing to be creative with their aircraft designs - than their British counterparts? And why, when Whittle had such a good start with jet design does it seem that we settled for piston engined designs converted to accommodate jet engines...

Were there no outlandish British jet prototypes?

Cheers, Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 - 11:19 PM UTC

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Why do you think it was that the Germans were much more willing to be creative with their aircraft designs - than their British counterparts? And why, when Whittle had such a good start with jet design does it seem that we settled for piston engined designs converted to accommodate jet engines...

Were there no outlandish British jet prototypes?

Cheers, Steve




maybe the germans were more creative because they were desperate? they knew they were losing the war and would try anything...
as for converting piston engined designs,you have something that is tryed and tested in the respect of aerodynamics,strength etc,thats most of your work already done for you instead of designing something new from the ground up,it takes less time and resources,especially in wartime.