Discussion in 'Hangar Flying' started by bmcj, Feb 26, 2019.
=240 liters (2*120)...
Thanks, henryk, but why so much?
" for craft capable of meeting the "3 x 1,000" requirement: to carry 1,000 kilos of bombs a distance of 1,000 kilometers with a speed of 1,000 kilometers by hour."
=Herman Gering !
That requirement delayed Me262 development and probably helped shorten the war. Hope same doesn't happen to the Horten.
Perhaps visibility downwards is not good, but please search for cost of a camera + screen system, this can be applied to other airplanes, as replicas of Polikarpov I-16, difficult to handle at landing, many pilots died for this.
btw, this Soviet fighter had a 'metric' replica of an engine supplied by the US. British Petroleum supplied Stalin with fuels, same as they did with general isimo Franco in Spain; then, USA complains, cries, barks, about the spread of Castrist communism in the Americas. ???
It's good that the warning by Henri Mignet (Pou du ciel, Sky louse): 'Sport aviation is a solitary sport, don't think in taking your girlfriend to fly on Sunday', is no longer valid.
This HX-2 is a development of an Horten design, the PUL-10, 'Pulten' meaning in German: 'Student desks'.
-not 'FLYING WING',
not GERMAN, but butyfull too=
-first tests 04.05.19 ...
And single seat has best visibility. Less CG problems.
=LE vortex generator ? (sharp central part of LE...)
History! The 1000,1000,1000 concept wasn't a big waste, imho. Some interesting designs, if too late, and long after the Me-262 was developed.
The Big waste was the "Bomber B" program that failed across the board because the engines specified never made production status. Multiple planes, multiple manufacturers, about a Billion $ ( I don't recall what year billion, but all for nought. )
which paralleled the U.S. R-40c program for next generation fighters that also had zero success, mostly because the engines specified never made it. Including the XP-56, XP-54, XP-55, XP-67, etc.
I don't know which was most costly.
I suspect it you include the He-177, the bomber B was the "winner".
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