Fighter planes!

Discussion in 'Boats, Planes, Other' started by M Division, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. P-38 lightning
    me-262
    the coolest is he-162
     
  2. pssf, HE162 Salamander was a death machine... made out of wood and no engine reliability... oh yea, like a Ferrari!
     
  3. Mitsubishi J8M Shusui ([email protected])

    background:
    The development of the Me 163 Komet rocket interceptor was viewed by both the Japanese air forces with intense interest. The Komets success led to the Japanese purchasing the manufacturing rights for both the powerplant and the airframe (Me 163B) for the price of 20 million Reichsmarks in 1944.
    Mitsubishi Jukogyo K.K. was assigned the task of manufacturing this aircraft but this project was nearly stillborn. A German submarine carrying an example of the Me 163B as well as a set of blueprints was sunk en route to Japan, leaving Mitsubishi with only a simple instruction manual from which to develop a production aircraft. Mitsubishi rose to the challenge and in July 1944 set about designing an aircraft broadly based on the Komet.
    To help train pilots for this new type of aircraft a wooden trainer was constructed. Designated the MXY7 Akigusa (Autumn Grass) and built by the Maeda Koku Kenkyusho, this glider was of general size and external configuration as the Shusui A total of 56 of these traing gliders were built with two of them going to Mitsubishi to assist in the development of the J8M1.
    While these airframes were being developed, Mitsubishi in conjunction with the Yokosuka Naval Aeronautical Engineering Arsenal worked on adapting the HWK 109-509 rocket motor for Japanese production. Designated the Toku Ro. 2 (Kr-10), the first example was delivered to Mitsubishi early in June 1945 and mated to a production J8M1 Shusui airframe. This was flown for the first time on July 7, 1945 and the aircraft managed to attain an altitude of 1,300 feet before the motor cut out, causing the aircraft to crash. The cause of this crash was discovered to be a poorly designed fuel system. The system was redesigned but the war ended before any further flights were made.
    The Japanese Army Air Force designated the Shusui as the Ki.200 but no examples were produced for the J.A.A.F.
     
  4. Avro lancaster. Ok, not a fighter but my alltime favorite.
     
  5. its not a fighter, OK?
     
  6. Textbook euro answer
     
  7. Oh if youre going to be like that about it
    109Z
    I250
    BI6
    Heinkel Luerch
     
  8. btw he-163d
     
  9. Well if we can do that, then these are some more of my favourites. Heinkel He P.1079B/ II, Messerschmitt Me 329, and Gotha Go P.60A
     
  10. whats the game? looks like a blast!
     
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  12. Game is IL-2.
     
  13. can i play on laptop
     
  14. probably
     
  15. This is not a game thread.
     
  16. ya, i play everything on laptop
     
  17. 1946 5pack
     
  18. We should have a bomber thread.
     
  19. List by Era

    WWII: FW-190

    Cold War Pre 1974: Mig-21, F-14

    Modern: Rafale, Su-27
     
  20. Why 1974?
     
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  22. Favourites

    WW2 : P-51D
    Cold War Era : MiG-29
    Modern : F-35
     
  23. do u play with flight stick
     
  24. F-35 isn't even in production yet.
     
  25. Meh I thought it was. Stealthy VTOL is still a rad concept.
     

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