posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 07:48 AM
emile, here is a word for word translation but it takes no account of grammatical differences, it should however be enough to pick up the gist of it,
by the way, what about that picture you posted? You never said whether I was right?
"When in the seventies it admits became that Grumman worked on a draft also forward of swept surfaces, I considered, how this type would probably
look. The thought arose accordingly to that, how I would concern the thing as a technical designer with Grumman. Clear it was from the outset that
only one duck tail unit would be applicable. Clear it was also that the bearing areas could not be simply only set, but in aerodynamic Straaks to run
out would have. More difficult already was the question whether in or twin-engine. Two engines would bring more thrust, in addition, more resistance.
The moreover the higher fuel consumption would cause a larger cell. I subordinated a new high performance engine and from this following
single-engine. Finally - there straight first attempts with CVV (control configured vehicle, also tested with a German F-104) ran and the control
anyway "fly by wire" would be, received my draft a second vertical stabilizer down to have to circle with the machine lateral movements without to
accomplish could (the CVV concept did not work then later with the material machines nevertheless and not further pursued). From these considerations
to a model it was naturally only a small step. The necessary parts had I to however only together-look for myself and/or manufacture. - forward
fuselage F-5; Hinterrumpf F-100; Bearing areas F-100 in reverse; Wing trunk transition and Straaks self-'s building; Duck tail unit"