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    I'd argue, probably the best looking plane of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baarhyn View Post




    I'd argue, probably the best looking plane of all time.
    I agree.

    The Bugatti 100P: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Model_100

    Only one was ever started. 450hp were supposed to provide a top speed of 800kph. Building was started in 1938 but halted due to the war. They eventually build a replica a few years ago. It crashed on its third flight and killed the pilot.
    nevar forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Baarhyn View Post




    I'd argue, probably the best looking plane of all time.
    I agree.

    The Bugatti 100P: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Model_100

    Only one was ever started. 450hp were supposed to provide a top speed of 800kph. Building was started in 1938 but halted due to the war. They eventually build a replica a few years ago. It crashed on its third flight and killed the pilot.
    They broke shit on the first flight, I didn't know that it crashed on the third to a total loss. Now that's unfortunate.

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    Perhaps the ability to see forward might have helped.

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    I think you are wrong! In my opinion this is the best looking aeroplane of all times



    Caudron C450


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarp View Post
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    ( Thrust vector your way out of that )
    It turns at start when the speeds are low and it has fuel. Also, hardly new teknolaji.
    it's really not, the R-73 has been doing that since the 80's, it's equally capable of pulling that sort of off-bore shenanigans though it negatively affects the pK. the same can be said for the new generation sidewinders.
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    When Western pilots got to test a proper MiG-29 in Germany after Reunification, they were surprised by the helmet mounted targeting and off-axis attack capabilities. It had true look at-lock on-fire-forget capability.

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    Well yeah, but it was also a Mig so no thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    When Western pilots got to test a proper MiG-29 in Germany after Reunification, they were surprised by the helmet mounted targeting and off-axis attack capabilities. It had true look at-lock on-fire-forget capability.
    Actually a South African invention in the 70s was the first operational use of this kind of thing.
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    When Western pilots got to test a proper MiG-29 in Germany after Reunification, they were surprised by the helmet mounted targeting and off-axis attack capabilities. It had true look at-lock on-fire-forget capability.
    Actually a South African invention in the 70s was the first operational use of this kind of thing.
    I remember the SADF bragging about it on SABC TV. I also remember the US threatening to embargo South Africa in the 90s because the South Africans wouldn't just give the tech to Uncle Sam for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frug View Post
    Perhaps the ability to see forward might have helped.
    have you ever done some flight simming?







    right about every tailwheel geared plane with a propeller has a pretty heavy nose up attitude on the ground. You want have atleast a few degrees of play before the propeller strike the ground as the tail needs to rise up before you take off. therefore you always end up not seeing shit when you take off and when you land.

    It also means that the 100P had probably FANTASTIC forward visibility in flight. No engine to obscure view and once you have a regular in flight attitude you probably had the best view possible short of a pusher plane or a jet.

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    EDIT: I dont know why the high res version that ends with .gifv does not work.

    For the context freaks:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying...Aerobatic_Team
    Last edited by Clovnea; July 6 2018 at 10:08:32 AM.

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    This is foot soldier when your army buys F-35.

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    An-70 with some weird ass propellers



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    ur face is weird

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    The fisheye makes them weirder than they are. And it's an old design and fairly efficient. Sadly they are also super loud, more complex and create a huge radar echo. The latter isn't a huge issue for a transport plane, but it's worth keeping in mind.

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    French airforce showing off their airpower over Maginot line (1939 colorized)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smarnca View Post


    French airforce showing off their airpower over Maginot line (1939 colorized)
    Someone please rep this man.

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