Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

Favourite WWII prototype or could-have-been?

Discussion in 'Air Warfare' started by Varyag, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Varyag

    Varyag New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2006
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    0
    via TanksinWW2
    I like the Douglas XB-19 and the XP-55 Ascender.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Hubsu

    Hubsu New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0
    via TanksinWW2
    Note the minute hint towards the look of the plane in the nickname of the XP-55 :lol:
     
  3. Tony Williams

    Tony Williams Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Messages:
    1,006
    Likes Received:
    23
    via TanksinWW2
  4. Ossian phpbb3

    Ossian phpbb3 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,431
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bonnie Scotland
    via TanksinWW2
    How about Barnes Wallis' "Victory Bomber"?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. canambridge

    canambridge Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,649
    Likes Received:
    6
    via TanksinWW2
    I thought the Victory Bomber was supposed to be an eight engined beast?
     
  6. Siberian Black

    Siberian Black New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hunting Panzer IV's
    via TanksinWW2
    The XFY-1 “Pogo”

    Go-229 (aka Ho-229)

    Mistel bombers (RC flying bombs based off the Ju-88 fuselage, flown remotely by Fw-190 pilots)
     
  7. me262 phpbb3

    me262 phpbb3 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    3,627
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Porter,TX
    via TanksinWW2
    no, it was Ho IX, the 229 was asigned to gothaer waggonfabrik, hence the Go 229, but for the original it was Ho, for Horten
     
  8. canambridge

    canambridge Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,649
    Likes Received:
    6
    via TanksinWW2
    Douglass XB-42/43 Mixmaster/Jetmaster and the Northrup XP-79.
     
  9. me262 phpbb3

    me262 phpbb3 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    3,627
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Porter,TX
    via TanksinWW2
    for me the ta 183, dornier p-247, fw flitzer and ju ef 128
     
  10. Ebar

    Ebar New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    2,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    On a space station in geosynchronous orbit above y
    via TanksinWW2
  11. PMN1

    PMN1 recruit

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    0
    via TanksinWW2
    1941

    Span(ft.in/m): 172/52.4
    Length(ft.in/m): 96/29.3
    Wing area(ft2/m2): 2675/248.8
    Max Weight(lb/kg): 104,000/47,174
    Engines: 6x Merlin RM.6.SM or Hercules
    Max speed(mph/kmh) at height(ft/m): 352/566 at 32,000/9,754
    Armament: 1x 10ton bomb, 4x defensive guns


    1942

    Span(ft.in/m): 172.1/52.5
    Length(ft.in/m): 100.8/30.7
    Wing area(ft2/m2): 2676/248.9
    Max Weight(lb/kg): 113,500/51,484
    Engines: 6x Merlin 60
    Max speed(mph/kmh) at height(ft/m): 360/579 at 40,000/12,192
    Armament: 32,000lb of bombs, 2x 0.5" MGs
     
  12. Siberian Black

    Siberian Black New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hunting Panzer IV's
    via TanksinWW2
    Gaah, get out of my head Microsoft.

    Must add the Vought V-173 and Xf5u-1 'Flapjack' to the list as well.
     
  13. BMG phpbb3

    BMG phpbb3 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    via TanksinWW2
  14. me262 phpbb3

    me262 phpbb3 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    3,627
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Porter,TX
    via TanksinWW2
    slightly?, the he 100 was made for pure speed!!!!
    set a record of 463.92 mph in march 30 39
     

Share This Page